Aside from my preferences between Ryan and Alex, in any case until more than half the story, Morocco is not in the overview. Until that moment the story was pretty much a trial/lawyers thriller novel, and as I said, while the author was very good in presenting in a positive way both Mike than Ryan, that didn’t exclude the chance Mike was guilty, sure my preference was for him not being, but it could have been a chance. Mike was hiding something, for sure he was hiding his lover to the public, to protect Ryan’s professional career as football player, but even to the reader, who knew about Ryan, it seemed he was still taking back something. For example, his relationship with Allison, didn’t seem so clear, and that was one of the reason why I didn’t cross him out from the possible guilty list.
One second thing that was not clear from the blurb is that Mike and Alex are not the only main characters of this story; from the blurb you got the feeling the story is centered around them and their adventure in Morocco, and instead they are only two of the multiple characters you will find in the story. I, for example, didn’t mind Art and Heath, Mike’s lawyers, but there are also the various police detectives, the prosecutor, some other stuff and then there is Allison. Actually poor Allison, already death at the beginning of the story, is probably the one who will remain a mystery; for various reason the focus of the story will move from finding her killer to trying to clear Mike, and she will “get lost” in the middle of it.
I appreciate that the author, while not losing the feeling of mystery/thriller of the story, devoted some time also to the romance: Mike and Ryan are a very nice couple, very much in love, and they are all for protecting each other, so much to being ready to sacrifice themselves for the well-good of the other.
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Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (March 9, 2011)
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