Monday, April 28, 2014

Time To Die by Sabrina Sims McAfee


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Miss McAfee and the publisher for this opportunity.

Time to Die is a story about a cop who is trying to catch a serial killer. In the process of investigating Sergeant Ginger McCormick not only becomes a target for the killer, but meets up with an old flame.

I really enjoyed the part of the story that involved investigating the serial killer. I think Miss McAfee did a good job of keeping the reader guessing who was involved in the killings. I liked the way she delved into the psyche of the killer as well as Sergeant McCormick's psyche as she investigated as well as why she (McCormick) went about her investigation.
What I didn't like was the way she tried to incorporate all the cussing and the sex. The amount of cussing the the number of times the F-word was thrown around was ridiculous. It made it difficult to get through the story trying to wade through all the f-bombs. While most of the characters are of African-American decent, Miss McAfee conveyed through her writing that most African-Americans could not converse without dropping the F-bomb every third word. Personally. I was offended and I am not African-American.
About the sex: I read books with sex in them, it doesn't bother me. But the way Miss McAfee described her sex scenes made me feel dirty. I liken them to porn. It was dirty, nasty, and unreal and it felt like it was over half the story. I honestly felt like I needed a good cleansing shower after I read the book.
If Miss McAfee had stuck with the mystery part of the story, i would have really enjoyed this book. As it stands, I don't recommend this book.