Crescent City: An Alec Winters Series Book 1

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Name: Crescent City

Author: Chariss K. Walker

Published: January 1, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: Alec Winters quietly moves through the streets of New Orleans, the Crescent City, looking for predators—those who destroy and prey on innocence. Trained in close-hand combat, he uses these skills when necessary to kill the offenders. Sometimes, his military training isn’t needed at all. Sometimes, the only thing it takes to end the lives of wicked, evil men is one look at him.
After two suspicious murders in only a short time, the main problem Alec faces in his quest of redemption is a nosy reporter. Vivien Simon came to the metropolitan area to do a series on the effects of Hurricane Katrina—with crime rates on the rise, her interests are drawn to the seedier aspects of the city. She’s hoping to get the story that will make her career. When she discovers that both murder victims were pedophiles, Vivien begins a newspaper and blog campaign that frightens parents and turns the city upside down.
Some say the perpetrator of the murders is an angel while others insist it’s a devil. With contrasting accounts, Vivien wonders if a vigilante is on the loose—or worse, a serial killer. She’s hell-bent on discovering the truth, but her persistence and stubbornness might bring her closer to death and damnation than she ever imagined.
No one can stop the Angel of God…and they wouldn’t want to get in his way.

Review: This was a rather interesting book but in a good way, though I kind of felt like I was still meeting the characters by the end of it. I don’t think the story really focused too much on the characters and that’s probably why I feel the way I feel.

The descriptions about what the people were being saved from was so detailed, I was actually a little uncomfortable reading it but it did help with kind of understanding what the victims were going through. Also, I do wish that some of that detail had been used when describing the characters. Not pages of what they looked like but something to make them more memorable.

I also kind of wish that more time had been spent on what happened to Alec, I feel like it happened and it was just accepted. That’s one of the reasons I was able to finish The Summoned King because instead of just going with it, he tried to figure the magic out.

I also kind of feel that the first two incidents were so detailed that it took away from the ending, made it less thrilling. It just seemed anti-climactic.

The cover is eye catching, though maybe not enough to get me to read the blurb if I was passing by and noticed it and the pace was a nice steady one, making the story flow.

This is a book that shows the very worst in people and I would not recommend this for any kind of light reading and I don’t know if I would recommend this to people who have survived this kind of thing but, it is a good book so, I would recommend this to people who are…I guess into this genre of people getting what they deserve. Not for the faint of heart.

Thank you for reading my review.

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