elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Mystery Thriller (The Dorien Grey Award)

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

1. Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (June 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786450682
ISBN-13: 978-1786450685
Amazon: Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1)
Amazon Kindle: Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1)

1) Simply put, I loved this. The characters practically jump off the page, and I enjoyed the way the author carefully pulled me into this world.

2) This was a long one. Too long in a way because the story kept going without another important climax near the end. I kept expecting the runaway siblings to return because they were so very important to the overall story. It was well written and it was nice to see a mix of paranormal elements with a mentally challenged character. The relationship part, not so much, but it was okay.

3) I thought this story was very well written and will definitely be reading more in this series. It’s not a book I would have bought for myself and was pleasantly surprised when I started reading.

4) One of the things I loved about this story were the characters, especially Brian who isn't a typical 'hero'. He's very complex, and plays a dangerous game in the way he keeps himself safe. I really liked the way his ability had consequences, and that although he knew his brother and sister had made bad decisions he was still loyal to them. The plot too is very layered, and although the action part of it wasn't the end of the story, the rest of it needed to be there. I found it an absorbing read, which kept me hooked from beginning to end. Looking forward to book 2 in the series.

2. Blow Down by J.L. Merrow - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller
3. A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Runners Up:
4. In Deep by Adam Fitzroy - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller
5. It's a Sin by Steve Burford - Gender: Gay - Genre: Mystery / Thriller

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