Tell My Dad – Book Review

Ram Muthiah contacted through the site me with an advanced copy for review purposes.

Tell My Dad is a pretty interesting tale. It took me a while to get around to reading and writing it, but when I did, I read it in one sitting. Generally you would think that means it was a good read. Sometimes it means the complete opposite and you just want to be done with it. This title fits somewhere in between. I’ll keep the review as spoiler free as possible.

Tell My Dad starts with a kidnapping, and promptly leads from there. I find that the book commits a slight faux pas in terms of book writing that introduces you to characters that don’t make it past the first chapter. It can be forgiven in instances, but at times it feels like I just read something for no reason. Granted, in Tell My Dad, it does lead to other events, and is an all right precursor to what’s to come. The writing is quite simple, which isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it can lead to underdeveloped characters in the long run, which I find happens here a little bit. A good chunk of plot surrounds the investigator and his partner, however they both come off a little generic. I understand the need for relatable characters, but I feel it could have used a little more personality.

The plot itself is solid. It takes a very real and scary scenario, and adds a twist – a sort of a Dexter feel, which I liked quite a bit. Tell My Dad has a fast paced plot, with events happening quick, which keeps the story flowing, but it does lack a bit of atmosphere. The book is about a multitude of child abductions, so the need for quick occurrences is necessary, but that’s not to say there hasn’t been books that feature 300 pages on one abduction and the proceeding investigation. I would have liked a few more interactions in the early goings of the book – a bit more character development, if you will.

All in all, it’s a solid read, and good story. If crime thrillers are up your alley, give it a read.

You can find it on Amazon Here.

3/5 Stars.

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