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Serial Damage by Liz Cowley and Donough O’Brien

Serial DamageSerial Damage by Liz Cowley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3-ish. AKA: I liked it: but there were some issues.

Basically, the plot revolves around a series of seemingly random murders committed all over the world. The killer uses a small gauge pistol to shoot the victim then seems to disappear into thin air. The book happens in “episodes” which follow the victims as the crime happens, then their families afterward. If there would be a “main” character, it would be Alice Diamond, goddaughter of the first victim, who ends up heavily involved in finding the killer.

It was actually a really interesting approach and story. I really did want to figure out who was doing this and why. It’s obvious from the beginning that it’s some sort of revenge plot, but you really don’t know much else.

But the problem is there are so many characters and stories, it’s hard to get invested in them. Plus, the novel seems to go on forever with all the stories, some of which don’t really get resolved.

And the ending was “meh.” Not great, not “shocking” or even exciting. It just was.

I hate to give this a bad review because it really did have so much potential. But it really failed to deliver.

Probably a skipper.

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