Opening Day: A Matt Davis Mystery
I've read all three Matt Davis Stories and he had me hooked in from the first page of "As the Twig is Bent" and I hope this will be a long running series. I especially loved Openning Day because it lent itself to great character development of Matt Davis A regular guy with high morals and expectations and yes perhaps an occaisional leaning to proffessional burnout.
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The psychological twists near the book's end are disturbing yet gratifying. Joe Perrone's characters are real and tangible I meet them every day These are places that middle America forgets about and are fodder for mysteries and High jingo abounding. Fiction but real stuff man, really real. Keep it up Joe. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Sequels sometimes have a sense of "fizzling out" they often just don't have the same panache as the first in a series , but Mr. The little details elevate this book beyond mediocre and subpar, such as with the brief mention of Ted Bundy, and the multi-layered plot which comes together via past and present day.
That bold and unique structure of the book was the best element of the novel for me. It set the pace well and it moved the pieces of the story along in a compelling way very fitting for a mystery piece. Oftentimes an author might shy away from the "past versus present" structure throughout the book, but I guess the good writers do exactly what everyone else says cannot be done. Also, without giving away any spoilers, the ending was cohesive and just perfect in terms of execution. Perrone I await more fabulousness in terms of characterization and setting! One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful.
Second book in the Matt Davis mystery series - didn't know if I would like the idea of this police detective in the NYPD actually leaving the big city excitement and becoming a Police Chief of a sleepy rural New York state town - but I was totally captivated once I started reading. Matt's new life with his wife started out slowly where they were actually enjoying his new job and their ability to have time together. Then it happens, murder, a body discovered and the reader is taken back and forth between possible victims, possible murderers and a murder investigation with no clues.
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The full character build up made me feel I could know these people and even like most of them and there was no putting this book down because something might be revealed in the next chapter, was it her, was it him, will a clue somehow show up to point the way. As with the first book I knew it had to end but didn't really want it to - so now I am waiting on the next installment in this series so I can start reading again.
Here's hoping the author has as much enjoyment writing this series and I do reading it so he will keep it going. Yes it is a nice quick read but for one who concentrates on great novels from the 19th century and after it doesn't compare in depth and style. The plot is fairly predictable and the characters are the usual personalities, the heroe, a small town sheriff ,and the villian, an ugly wife beater we have seen many times before.
No matter it is enjoyable but it does not rate any higher the three stars. One person found this helpful. A nice read that kept me interested, as a former NYPD detective I do have a discerning eye for "police procedurals" and if I don't like them at all I immediately stop reading. I enjoyed this book and it was a quick read. Perrone like fine wine will improve as he continues to write.
I was interested in the characters and even loved to hate a couple, that is the hallmark of a good book or film when you actually have a feeling relative to a character. Joe Perrone Jr hsd produced a satisfying mystery about teenaged girls gone missing. This is a familiar trope of detective fiction, but Perrone handles the subject with guile and style. His depiction of every parent's nightmare becomes a cautionary tale for our time, revealing what happens when trust is misplaced and the obvious is ignored.
This excellent novel in the Matt Davies series is a well plotted, fast-paced page-turner which kept this reader reading into the night - totally entertaining. I shall be looking for more. Interesting presentation of the events to be investigated and the investigation with a clever introduction of various potential "doers". There are several "oops, I should have caught that" in the writing that detract somewhat from the story, but overall - very well done. Cleverly framed scenes keep you on your reading "toes. It is ahard to put down book -- even though held on a Kindle! See all 49 reviews.
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