Quickie Review of 25 Random Facts by E.J. Mack

Posted August 26, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 24th, 2011
Pages: 180
Genre: Adult, Psychological Thriller
*I generously received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

25 Random Facts25 Random Facts by E.J. Mack
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

A lot can happen in twenty years and who knows what secrets might be hidden in the passage of time?

Old school friends reunite but what should be a happy affair is marred by the news of a horrifying death. The details seem straightforward but one woman knows otherwise. Tormented by the truth and now living a lie she is bent on unravelling the details behind a friend’s betrayal but in the process unwittingly reveals her secret to another.

Sinister phone calls threaten to uncover her unless she admits to her deception. Should she face up to her tormentor and tell the truth? And if so, what will be the price for their silence?

’25 Random Facts’ is a psychological thriller about a betrayal between two women which leads to murder, deceit, blackmail and ultimately, self sacrifice.

It’s well worth remembering that just because you knew someone years ago, it doesn’t mean they are still the same person today.

Review:

25 Random Facts was a gorgeously written piece of literature. But I have to be honest, and say that it really didn’t do anything for me emotionally. Simply put, I lacked a connection to this book. It’s been happening to me a lot lately. And I can’t help but wonder if it’s my fault. Either way, I have to write the review the way I feel, and that’s what happened.

It was just missing something. The plot was definitely interesting, but left me feeling confused. I didn’t know how I was supposed to feel, who I was supposed to be mad at, and I just felt kind of lost. Not necessarily a bad thing, it just isn’t what I hope to get out of something I am reading.

I liked the idea of the plot, I just didn’t find it suspenseful. I was expecting a thriller and it was more of a character study. The one thing I did enjoy was Claire’s character. I thought the actions that she took were interesting and I often wondered how I would react in the same situation. What would I have done if I had watched that helicopter crash in front of me? Would I have done the same things? Hard to say, but something to think about.

Ultimately, it was an interesting read. I think the author had some great ideas, but my personal opinion is that the execution was a little off. But. I am definitely interested to see what she comes up with next, because like I said, her writing is absolutely fantastic. Beautiful prose.

To purchase 25 Random Facts from Amazon.com, click the link or book cover below. Right now you can purchase a copy for only $1.49. Great deal!

25 Random Facts

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