Thursday, December 20, 2012

Book Review- Allan Folsom- Day of Confession

Allan Folsom- Day of Confession 3.75 Stars

The Cardinal Vicar of Rome has just been assassinated and Harry Addison’s brother has been listed as the number one suspect. Harry Addison in Los Angeles, got a concerning message on his answering machine from his brother whom he hasn’t spoken to in many years, right before finding out that his brother was killed in a bus explosion. Rushing to Italy to bring his brother’s body home, he finds himself being treated as a suspect in the whole plot. Throwing him into a desperate race to save his own life, and get to the bottom of things.

I hadn’t read anything by Folsom for a while and quite enjoyed the return to his books. The characters were very well crafted fitting exactly as needed, I felt like you could actually get to know them. I also love how the plot is full of twists and turns, although he tells you who the villains are pretty quick. I wish that he had left out most of the villain stuff, as it would have been a lot more intense not knowing who to look out for. I also found the constant shift from character to character to drag a bit, prefer it when only a couple of characters are focused on, as it I find it to be more nail-biting. The setting was great, who doesn’t want to spend some time in Italy and Rome? I also would like to let the author know that I highly doubt makeup would cover up nail scratches to the face that drew blood. It was a very fast-paced read though, and I would recommend it to thriller fans.

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Tony Peters
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