Kendall (book 5) by John Holt

Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.

Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department for just under ten years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own Private Detective Agency. He had grand ideas. He wasn’t 

interested in just any old case. Oh no, he would handle only the big time cases, the expensive ones. He would be able to take his pick, the

ones that he wanted, where the stakes were high and so were the rewards. He knew exactly the kind of case that he wanted. Anything else would not do, and it would just be turned down flat. Although a standalone novel this is the fifth Tom Kendall novel

This book is part of a series but although this is number 5 it can be read first in the series or as a standalone also.  I was offered this audio book in exchange for an honest review.


My Review

I found it to have a slow start but this is where there is a fair amount of character development with Kendall, the police detective who is about to retire. I enjoy well written character development in books and this was enjoyable.

This is a classic PI book, Kendall, the detective, has a past, as most books that have private detectives, but the great bit is that the author doesn’t elaborate much on that is this book, but as most PI’s, Kendall loves his drink and this is well described in this book. Tom Kendall is an interesting character, he has his issues but they are rather interesting. 

This part of the review is not so much of a review but a little complaint of the narration rather than to book itself, During the missing husband, chapter 9, the narration is not good, the man who narrates the woman sounds more like a machine rather than a person. It was actually a little of putting, but thankfully it doesn’t last long at all. 

I found the book a little confusing during parts,  but at the end it all slipped into place. 

I didn’t really connect with the main characters, but I did enjoy Molly’s character a little more.
I know it seems strange to start a series on book 5 but you can do it with this series. 

This audio book was gifted to my by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Links

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22702816-kendall

 

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