I’m just going to jump out there and say it… this is my first review of a book, so hang in here with me as I work out the best way to do this.
I’ve been lucky enough to receive an Ebook through Amazon, titled “Almost Perfect” by Orly Krauss-Winer. I’m an avid reader, and have been known to dive into a book and not come up for air until I’ve finished it, and this one was no exception. The description that was provided prior to download is as follows:
“A Saturday off-road outing leads to a burned-out car with a man’s body inside: a young and successful lawyer found dead, with no known enemies. Three women, all deeply connected in some way to the victim, are swept into the investigation, involving a post-WWII love affair, an embezzlement case, and a brilliant police detective. When the truth is revealed, secrets are exposed – they must all face a difficult, complex, and unexpected reality.
Almost Perfect is a light thriller, which does not require a thorough reading to trace the hidden details. You will find a sophisticated, intriguing story, variety in the narration, and many secondary stories (interesting in themselves), connecting to a harmonious overall picture. It has humanity and longing for warmth and love.
The writer sets her stories in the real world, where the smells, tastes and feelings are known and accessible to the reader. These make the book enjoyable, thrilling, and allow the reader to connect with the characters.”
Overall, I definitely agree with the description. I typically enjoy what you would call “light reading” because I like to sort of escape into whatever book I’m reading without risking getting too emotionally involved. Those who know me will tell you that something as simple as a commercial can make me cry like a baby and effect my mood for the worst. However this book followed up on its promise to be a light read. The characters are generally relate able, and while the story would be upsetting in real life it is not written in a manner to upset you as a reader.
Something that I was really impressed with was the writer’s ability to tell multiple stories simultaneously. As you’re reading you know that they will come together at some point, but the switching back and forth adds to the story and keeps you entertained.
Being from the United States, the fact that the story is set in Israel was a bit confusing for me. I found it hard to relate to the places that were discussed, and because of that I had a difficult time getting a visual in my mind. Along with that, the units of measurements and currency were hard for me to follow without Googling what the American equivalency would be.
All in all I found “Almost Perfect” to be very entertaining, with a few fabulous twists and turns. I definitely recommend giving it a read. Find it on Amazon here: Almost Perfect: Mystery & Crime Thriller
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