Official Review: Fault Line by T L Scott

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Official Review: Fault Line by T L Scott

Post by EmunahAn » 29 Jun 2018, 14:57

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fault Line" by T L Scott.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Fault Line by T. L. Scott is a gritty account with distinctive characters. Bill and his friends are living with his parents, having come to witness Julie, Bill’s sister, exchange vows with her fiancé. The problem is, there is little to do in the sleepy town. Everything changes after a gunshot is fired a short distance from where the friends are conversing. They soon realize that war has followed them to the small town. Been the soldiers that they are, they rush into action, always alert and forever covering each other’s moves.

It is Bill who sees the culprit first, a drunken man holding a gun to a lady’s face. Despite the impending threat on her life, she does not cower and returns his glare and horrific laugh with a steady gaze. The man is determined and he is sure he wants to see her dead after the humiliation he thinks she caused him. This serves as the opening scene to a riveting narrative where the topics of drug-trafficking and human-trafficking are explored. The boys will have to battle a gang, not just any gang, but a well-connected one that has links with the authorities.

I liked that Fault Line had a blockbuster opening scene. After I familiarized myself with the characters, the action began. It barely stopped until the end. The exchange of fire that characterized many of the following scenes gave me the reason to continue reading the book and it held my interest to the end. However, as the plot unraveled, I would have liked to encounter less obvious criminals than those set in the beginning. There is little suspense along the way despite the heated scenes and fascinating subplots.

The flow and the development of the book are its greatest impediment. Some scenes do not connect to each other. In other places, little or no explanations are given which left me a bit confused. As a whole, the book comes together and with time I was able to connect the dots. Still, every part of any book should blend seamlessly into the storyline.

I loved the unique approach that T. L. Scott took in his book. Soldiers fighting crime in their homeland added an eccentric twist. The characters are well-defined at the beginning and their individuality was brought out to some extent. The bond they share was also evident.

Fault Line also raises awareness of drug smuggling and human-trafficking crimes which are predominant issues facing many nations across the world. I felt that this gave the book meaning.

Sadly, there were also many grammatical errors that affected the book’s quality. I rate Fault Line by T. L. Scott 2 out of 4 stars.

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Jul 2018, 12:16

It's hard to follow books when they don't run the storyline seamlessly. Also sounds like the author should have used the money for an editor rather than a review. Thanks for the honest review. Sadly this is one I don't think I'll give any second thought to.
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Post by kdstrack » 01 Jul 2018, 14:50

The riveting opening sounded really interesting. The themes also are relatable to our times. The failure to follow through is disappointing. Thanks for your review!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 01 Jul 2018, 15:27

Your review's introduction to the book really piqued my interest. It's a shame about the lack of editing and failure of the storyline to connect. Thanks for the informative review.

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Post by stacie k » 02 Jul 2018, 00:59

After the blockbuster opening scene, what follows sounds disappointing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Jul 2018, 08:41

Human and drug trafficking are definitely important issues that we don't discuss enough. It's too bad the flow and grammatical errors hinder the story and message so much. I think I'll take a pass on this one until some more editing is done. Thanks for the information, though.
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Post by SamSim » 02 Jul 2018, 12:09

I love when an action-packed book hits the ground running in the opening scene, but I think the flow issues would annoy me. Great review!
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Post by Dahmy 10 » 02 Jul 2018, 16:20

Great review and expository, so this book is probably just for fun reading with all the blockbuster scenes....

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Post by Kat Berg » 02 Jul 2018, 19:40

I am a fan of the C/M/T/H genre, but the issues raised with the story flow and grammatical errors are the very things that have become absolute "no-goes" for me. If I reading something just for fun, it HAS to be well-written in every way, most especially grammatically speaking. And I do not any longer have the patience for books that leave me scratching my head and wondering, "Huh? Wait, how did we get here?" Even if things get sorted later. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Sharon serena » 03 Jul 2018, 01:43

Its hard to follow up a book with a many grammatical errors. I admire you courage for finishing the book. Thanks for the review.

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Post by teacherjh » 03 Jul 2018, 16:16

I love lots of action but it needs to be tied together with plot.

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Post by Amy+++ » 17 Jul 2018, 10:11

It almost reads like an action movie! Sounds all right, the obvious criminals might get a little boring to read about though. The cover art is what drew me in to read this review, which was great.

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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 29 Jul 2018, 12:33

I'm an action lover and this book seems to deliver such. But through your intriguing review, this book has grammatical errors and unexplained plots that will distract me from enjoying it. So I will pass. Thanks for the honest review.

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