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Official Review: Feeding The Beast by Richard Greene

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Feeding The Beast" by Richard Greene.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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In a world where technology is still in its infancy, criminals get away with many things, including serial killings. Thus, a father's quest for justice is left unfulfilled, and an evil, cruel and despicable, festers unhindered. Thirty years down the line, Detective Dan Morgan finds himself in an unwilling game of death, which holds the key to the answers he earnestly seeks. Feeding The Beast by Richard Greene dives into the world of a beast within that seeks to be fed and the lengths its host would go to fulfill this desire.

Detective Dan Morgan and his partner Jack are faced with a case that threatens the peace of Denver. Despite their best efforts, their investigation seems to be going nowhere. However, things change when Dan receives a strange phone call. Dan must go back to his past and find closure, not only for the case but for the losses he has incurred along the way. Healing comes gradually and surely, but Dan has to work for it unconventionally. He must first learn to let go of guilt and open his heart to love. Then he must learn how to trust and believe in himself and others to overcome his past demons that threaten his present. Follow Detective Dan on a journey to finding himself.

Feeding the Beast, although fictional, is very vivid and plausible. Its main plot is quite familiar in the crime genre. However, the author narrates the story from an angle that makes the victims very realistic. His descriptive prowess helps the reader understand the characters; he does this through a perfect description of their actions, routines, and thought processes. The reader lives with Dan through his daily activities and gets a sense of familiarity and understanding of him — his challenges and his struggles. I found myself worrying about his lifestyle. This story readily brings to the fore the police force's struggles in battling crime in a system that isn't technologically equipped and in synergy. Luckily, those days are far behind us, and the central theme still holds that good always triumphs over evil.

The editing of this book is below par. There were quite a significant number of errors throughout the book — from typos to grammatical errors and the use of wrong tenses. Appropriate corrections should be done to ensure a smooth read for readers. Another thing to note is that the way the author kept alternating between the characters' first and last names could confuse readers. It takes time getting used to, though, but I would rather have it not be so.

I recommend this book to readers who love the crime and mystery genre, possibly interested in serial killings. I rate this book a 3 out of 4; a point is removed due to its errors. Although the book isn't fast-paced and tells the story from the detective's point of view, it is still a well-written, descriptive story.

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This book sounds intriguing with many twists and turns. Thank you for your informative, great review!
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This seems like an engaging fast-paced mystery full of twists, I hope the author does another round of proofreading to prevent distractions for the readers. Thank you for your great review!
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