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Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

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Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#1 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 20 Mar 2017, 11:45

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Timely Death" by Scooter Reaser.]

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Timely Death by Scooter Reaser. This relatively short book caught my attention from page one and did not let go until I finished the epilogue. For the last several months, several of the wealthiest people in America have been murdered. Despite so many murders, the police have turned up no clues as to who is behind the attacks. Weapons left at the scene are untraceable. Only one very wealthy lady, Stormy, has miraculously survived multiple attacks on her life. While there are inconsistencies between Stormy and the murder victims, she is convinced that her life is in imminent danger. Desperate for answers as well as protection, she seeks out a lawyer-turned-recluse for help. The former lawyer, Ross, agrees to provide protection for Stormy. He also sets out to discover who is so bent on killing her and why.

Although the storyline primarily centers on Stormy, the majority of the narrative is told in first person through Ross. Ross effectively removes Stormy from civilization as he and his team search for answers. I can’t reveal much of their journey, as it would be impossible to not provide spoilers. However, I can definitely say this is an action-packed thriller with several plot twists. Whoever seeks to kill Stormy is clever and has seemingly endless resources. While I predicted some of the outcomes, I was definitely surprised in the end.

I feel that this author has a very balanced approach to writing. Violence is successfully kept to a minimum without gory details. I also think that the author did a nice job in hinting at a romance rather than allowing a minor side story to overshadow the main plot. Finally, I feel that the author provides the right amount of struggle while resolving conflicts.

While it does not seem to be the intent of the author to draw overly detailed characters, I found the character development to be adequate for a quick read such as this. I felt I knew the main characters well enough for the story to be propelled along to its conclusion. As is appropriate to this genre, the author keeps up a rapid pace from start to finish.

Overall, the book appears to have been professionally edited and is without noticeable errors. I am glad to rate this a solid 4 out of 4 stars. Timely Death contains an intriguing plot intertwined with political and social issues that are relevant to the 21st century. An epilogue serves to tie up all loose ends satisfactorily.

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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#2 by kandscreeley
» 21 Mar 2017, 07:28

It takes skill to write a well-written short story like this. Some that I've read just don't really feel like there was any substance. Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for the review.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#3 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 21 Mar 2017, 07:55

kandscreeley wrote:It takes skill to write a well-written short story like this. Some that I've read just don't really feel like there was any substance. Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for the review.


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Post Number:#4 by The Researcher
» 27 Mar 2017, 23:10

Great review. You have created a feeling of suspense through your review. I am definitely going to read this one.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#5 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 28 Mar 2017, 09:03

The Researcher wrote:Great review. You have created a feeling of suspense through your review. I am definitely going to read this one.


Thanks!! :D
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Post Number:#6 by kimmyschemy06
» 28 Mar 2017, 10:01

Sounds like a great read. I like that the author just 'hinted at a romance rather than allow a minor side story to overshadow the main plot.' I like a crime story with a little bit of romance. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Scooter Reaser on such an obviously well written book.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#7 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 28 Mar 2017, 11:49

kimmyschemy06 wrote:Sounds like a great read. I like that the author just 'hinted at a romance rather than allow a minor side story to overshadow the main plot.' I like a crime story with a little bit of romance. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Scooter Reaser on such an obviously well written book.


Thanks! I appreciate your comments. I also really liked the romance being a side issue! :lol:
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Post Number:#8 by Miriam Molina
» 11 May 2017, 15:12

I am a fan of thrillers and have a collection of books of my favorite authors. But I am in the lookout for new authors as I have practically read all the works of my favorites.

That's why this site is so great. I get to discover new books and authors and know which ones are good by checking the reviews. Thanks for the great review.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#9 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 11 May 2017, 15:55

Miriam Molina wrote:I am a fan of thrillers and have a collection of books of my favorite authors. But I am in the lookout for new authors as I have practically read all the works of my favorites.

That's why this site is so great. I get to discover new books and authors and know which ones are good by checking the reviews. Thanks for the great review.


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Post Number:#10 by Riki
» 26 May 2017, 18:16

I do love a good mystery/thriller, and I will surely give this short story a whirl, but I'm a bit disappointed at the lack of gory details. Great suspense stories don't necessarily need over-delineated scenes of horror, but I believe I've just come to expect these pieces in suspense novels, especially ones dealing with murder. But the short story still sounds rather great and I will enjoy it all the same.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#11 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 31 May 2017, 09:13

Riki wrote:I do love a good mystery/thriller, and I will surely give this short story a whirl, but I'm a bit disappointed at the lack of gory details. Great suspense stories don't necessarily need over-delineated scenes of horror, but I believe I've just come to expect these pieces in suspense novels, especially ones dealing with murder. But the short story still sounds rather great and I will enjoy it all the same.


I think the lack of gore was especially refreshing for me :) but, I understand differing tastes :D
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Post Number:#12 by Rosemary Okoko
» 22 Jun 2017, 04:30

I like such mysteries. From your review, this sounds like it will make a nice read. I would like to know who wanted Stormy dead. Nice review.
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Re: Official Review: Timely Death by Scooter Reaser

Post Number:#13 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 22 Jun 2017, 07:45

Rosemary Okoko wrote:I like such mysteries. From your review, this sounds like it will make a nice read. I would like to know who wanted Stormy dead. Nice review.


Thanks! :oops: It was a pretty fun read!
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Post Number:#14 by jeminah28
» 26 Jul 2017, 00:54

Murder is a big puzzle in in every places, why? Always been a mystery but there is always a clue to unleash the story behind.

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Post Number:#15 by The Researcher
» 26 Jul 2017, 05:32

Very nice review! Stormy and Ross sure looks like well developed characters from your review. I am going to grab a copy of this novel. Plot also sounds intriguing.
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