Thursday, April 23, 2015

Book Review: No Mercy

TITLE: No Mercy
Book 1 in the Mercy Gunderson series
AUTHOR: Lori Armstrong
GENRE: Mystery
PREMISE: A woman goes on the case when native american children start showing up dead in her town.
MY REVIEW: If I could rate this book on just plot alone, I'd give it much higher marks. The plot and mystery part are decent. It's everything else that gets in the way.
The main problem for myself is the slut shaming. Yes, this is one of THOSE kind of heroines. The kind billed as strong and naturally better then basically every woman who she comes across. God, there's so much slut shaming in this book. It's aggravating. I am so tired of this trope and I wish it would die. If you need to throw every female character under the bus just to make your character look strong, then maybe your character isn't really a strong character, much less a strong female character.
There's also a bunch of other little details that served to be annoying, such as the complete one-eighty that Mercy's friend did that was clearly just another way to try and gain sympathy for Mercy. So the mystery part of this is good. A tad predictable, but good. The rest of it? Kind of annoying.
WHO SHOULD READ: mystery fans
MY RATING: Three out of Five annoying main characters

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