Entitlement (An Angela Masters detective novel) by Mike Worley

entitlementblurb from goodreads.com, scroll down for my review. A young woman is reported missing. Her car has been abandoned on a major highway and the interior is in disarray. However, there is no evidence that a crime has occurred and adults are free to ‘disappear’ if they choose. Still, Detective Angela Masters’ believes the woman may have been kidnapped. There is no ransom demand but also no indicator that the woman may be living somewhere else.
The woman’s life was filled with questionable characters, including her self-described fiancé, a local lawyer; his dedicated secretary; and a paroled convict. Was her disappearance related to her brother’s untimely death three years earlier, or the highway death of her friend?
Angela Masters must determine if a crime has even occurred and try to locate the missing woman. If her disappearance was the result of criminal activity, who was responsible and can she make a case that will hold up in court?
“Entitlement” is filled with twists, dead ends and clashing egos that will keep the reader engrossed as the case nears a conclusion.

My Review. I found this to be a fun read, it is a short book with only 214 pages according to goodreads. This is the third book with Angela Masters as the main character. I have only read this one and you can read then separately, there is no need to read the others first as each is a different story.

This is actually a very real story, a woman goes missing. There are various other characters other than detective Angela Masters who is completely intent on getting the bad guy and at times was a little obsessed with her task, but it was not too much in the writing and she came across as a nice, caring person, Gordon Kennaly, who the author has done a superb job of characterizing, he is the most arrogant person around and it shows in the writing of the book, even got a little annoying at times it was so well done, the author managed to put me in the room with him and I wanted to tell him to shut up a couple of times. Another of the main characters is Jane Braun, another great character who also seemed real.

I thought a couple of times the book was over but it kept going which I enjoyed, giving the reader a bit more. There are plenty of twists and action, and although it is a crime book there is a nice court room section in it also.

There were a few flashbacks that seemed a little excessive in the beginning, I am not sure if these were from previous Angela Masters books or not, but I felt they didn´t help much to the story, a bit of editing could be done on this, but it is a minor complaint.

There are some great moments when the author writes the police radio codes, this shows his background in police enforcement.

I enjoyed the book, I didn´t find any spelling or grammatical mistakes and I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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