Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Mr. In Between by Neil Cross


Synopsis via Amazon.com:
Jon Bennet is the perfect employee: systematic, productive, and utterly reliable. He is also completely detached from the world around him and seemingly feels nothing . . . for Jon's life is anything but common. On the tight leash of the Tattooed Man, Jon kills and maims on order. And he's good at it. But Jon's days of favor are about to end. After bumping into old school friends, he slowly reenters the normal world, where the bonds of friendship, love, and kindness are expected, and he finds himself changing back into the person he once was. But the Tattooed Man requires total servitude, and his wrath is more fearful than Jon could ever have expected.

I received a copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 This story was so hard to get through. I kept wondering if this book was written under the influence of drugs. It didn't make a lot of sense to me. I understand that it is a dark thriller about a killer's life, but seriously? First of all, there didn't seem to be any "thriller" to it. And I got lost in the context of time, the story flow was hard to keep up with, and the characters were just total trash. I began to contemplate the need for the reader to use drugs to get any portion of the book.
This book was a total waste of my time. I have another book of his to read and review. I hope it is 100% better. But, I WILL be taking a break from Mr. Cross's work for a little while.

Sorry readers, but this is a total dud!