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Ex-detective John Right likes to watch.
There’s no harm in it.
The latest object of his obsession—a twenty-something stranger who chains his bike outside John’s office—doesn’t feel the weight of John’s eyes on him, doesn’t know about the secret recordings or what John does with them in the dead of night. Except when the kid disappears, John finds himself doing far more that just watching.
Reluctantly, John has to start thinking like a cop once more as he frantically tries to track down his mystery man. Although when he finds him, John is left with more questions than answers. And the more he learns, the more he wishes he’d never started looking in the first place.
Can John get to the bottom of the mystery without giving away his own dirty secret? And without giving in to his urge to do more than simply watch?
A Mr & Mr Detective Story – #1
Novel – 76k
When I start the book I wasn’t sure what I should think about John and his unhealthy obsession to watch men from the distance. Soon the reader gets to know that John has a kind of twisted passion, a need to watch without being traced.
When his observation leads into a search for a young man, Jason, it seems only John can help.
I admit sometimes I was a bit disgusted by John, then I understood what his purpose is and later we get the whole thing. It is utterly devastating and so so sad. John isn’t a bad guy and the relationship both, Jason and John develop is a bittersweet.
Jason is rescued by John, but not only he, John is also healing, his scars on his soul are calmed by Jason.
I really enjoyed the character, the whole minor character gave the story their depth. Chris as a friend is a pillar for John, but also Greg is an interesting character.
On Jasons side Sophie and Marty are different kind of character but also nice and dependable.
The way the book end is really interesting, there are several twist and turns during the whole book so it’s definitely a page-turner. :3 Suspense until the last page.
I really, really enjoyed the book.Truth, John isn’t a “normal” character, his emotional and psychological burden is heavy, he is formed by former events.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. :3