3 out of 4 stars
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After spending 15 years in prison, Leo Priest gets a second chance at life. Or does he? 15 years of his life was wasted because the real murderer didn’t want to take the blame for their actions. Priest gets a deal from his former boss that can change his life for the better. But he has already made up his mind, and that is to seek revenge. Priest now has 24 hours to find the killer or be potentially killed. Will he successfully complete his mission? Read Accountability by Bob Price to find out.
I had a great time reading this book. From the very first page, I was hooked. Since the story is taking place over a period of 24 hours, I found it to be fast-paced. At 177 pages long, it doesn’t take long to read it. Despite the book being short, Price did a good job in developing Priest’s character. I will admit, his personality could have been explored more, but I won’t complain because of the length of the book. The book was very simple to read and understand. I like that the story is written from a third-person point of view because it allowed me to see the perspective of different characters.
There are a couple of things that I disliked about the book. Firstly, I would have liked the book to be longer, so that the other characters could have time to develop. For example, we get introduced to ‘Puss in Boots’ earlier in the story, and then we never hear from her again. I understand she was not needed in the story, but I think she was an interesting character that really brought out a different side of Priest.
Secondly, the feeling I had when I first started reading the book disappeared as I read more. I felt like Priest didn’t have any complex hurdles that he had to face, and for this reason, I no longer felt the suspense that I did at the start. I think this could have been solved with a couple of twists and turns in the story.
Overall, I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars because of the reasons I stated above. I did find a few mistakes, but these didn’t take anything away from the main story. I recommend this book to adults who enjoy reading mystery books. If you’re someone that is looking for a quick read, then I also suggest you check this out.
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