I’ve decided to start my own Throwback Thursday by reviewing a book that I had read exactly a year ago (give or take a few days). I will post my review from a year ago and provide my thoughts from today and see if I feel differently about the book.
Since I’m new to the blogging world, this allows for some of my older reviews to get posted and I can recommend (or not recommend) the books I have previously read.
On March 29, 2017 I finished reading Full Tilt, which is the second novel in the Kate Page series by Rick Mofina.
Goodreads Review from March 29, 2017:
With short chapters, it’s hard to put down Full Tilt, the second novel in the Kate Page series.
Kate Page is a reporter and one day receives a call from the police saying that they have found an angel bracelet inside a burned barn. The bracelet belonged to Kate’s sister, Vanessa, who has been missing for 20 years. How did the bracelet get there? And is Vanessa still alive?
What I liked most about this novel was the teamwork between all parties involved. Full Tilt showed that it just doesn’t take one person to solve a crime. Solving a crime takes a team of people, who each finds a clue and together they fit the pieces together to solve the mystery. It also showed that the police department and media can work together to save lives.
What took away from the plot was that there was so many unrealistic aspects that didn’t make the story believable.
Overall, it was a good quick read and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Update from March 29, 2018:
Since reading Full Tilt, I have also read the 3rd novel in the series (Every Second) which I didn’t enjoy as much. I gave up on the series for now as I wasn’t loving the direction in which the series was going.
I do enjoy crime novels from the perspective of the reporter. I think it is a hard act to balance because they need to be involved, but not too involved since they aren’t part of the investigation. Mofina balances this well because there is always a communication between Kate and the police team and they end up solving the crime together (go team!).
Rating is the same as it was when I read the book (3 calculators). It was an enjoyable book, but not super memorable.
What book did you read a year ago? Have your thoughts changed on the book?