Saturday, August 8

Book Review: Heat Rises

Title: Heat Rises

Author: Richard Castle

Pages: EBook 274

Summary: Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat’s most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York’s most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers, with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who’s not a cop: reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York’s coldest winter in a hundred years, there’s one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises

My Rating: 8/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book became a very gripping, in-depth read, which I wasn't expecting from this series. While the books have had some hairy, suspenseful moments, I mainly pick up these books for more of a mindless read. Not this one. It had a lot in it, a lot pieces from all over the place to complete the story, pieces pulling the plot in every direction and a lot of trying to figure out the truth and lies. Which of course made for a great read - it was very hard to put down in the end, and I wasn't disappointed for a more complex read.

"Richard Castle" did a great job here, there are some similarities to plot lines that happens in the show (Castle), but it was still a great read - and the series itself is well worth reading, fast pace and complex. The characters are well done, and while they do have the quirks and corny moments, it makes for a fun read - and this of course was no exception - great read!

Would I recommend it to read: I would, although it's a bit over the top at times, this one had a lot of depth to the back story, and it ended up being a page turner. It' overshadows the show, but has a little more back story to it - so if you enjoy the show, you should enjoy the books. And if you enjoy thrillers, but a little less dark thrillers, than this is also a good choice.

What to read next: Frozen Heat

Challenges: 100+ Book Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge

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