Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Betrayal Blog Tour

Welcome to your next stop on the Betrayal Blog Tour!
We hope you have enjoyed the tour so far. So on this stop we have a spotlight on Gregg Olsen, my review and of course the entry form into  the giveaway.

So let's get started.

A Seattle native who lives in Washington State, Gregg has seen the darker side of the Pacific Northwest and knows a little more about the area than your average guy. "There is something dark and beautiful about the Pacific Northwest," he says. "We seem to have an overabundance of serial killers out here- so many, in fact, sometimes I wonder if they have a secret convention in Washington."

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with 13 books and sales of over one-million copies to his credit, Gregg made his young-adult fiction debut with Envy. The follow-up, Betrayal, will be published in September 2012

You can stalk Gregg some more by checking out his WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER and GOODREADS.

 Onto the book!

In this action-packed thriller sequel to Envy, foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death after a party--and the prime suspect is her best friend. As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into the aftermath of this Amanda Knox-like crime, the realize nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate kind?

Betrayal features real-life crime-solving techniques, heart-stopping suspense, plenty of red herrings, hard hitting ethical questions, and information about the Amanda Knox case that inspired the novel. As the crime unravels, so does the twins' past... and they must face off against a family member who may unexpectedly have carried out the worst betrayal of all.

Here is what I think about Betrayal.

 My first murder mystery, and I must say it wasn't too bad. Lot's of twist's and turns, which had me trying to guess who the killer was right up until they were revealed by the author. The characters themselves were tipped the scales on each end when it came to their persona's which was entertaining.

When it came to the actual story and writing itself, yes it was entertaining, however I did get bored in bits and let me tell you why. As you read earlier, Gregg Olsen has a high interest in crime and makes himself knowledgeable in everything to do with it from the crimes themselves to the investigation procedures that follow. I commend him for his research and knowledge on the subject before writing about it because there is nothing worse than an author who has no idea what they are talking about. Anyway, my point is, I found that he pushed/ showed off his knowledge a bit too much. The autopsy and police reports I skimmed over as they were boring and drawn out and for a book meant for the YA genre, that is a bad thing. Young Adults have a hard enough time picking up a book as it is let alone one that has drawn out parts in it.

Everyone has their own opinion and I'm sure there are others who have read it an thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the mystery surrounding the killer and the concept of the story. Maybe if it were delivered differently, I would have enjoyed it even more. With that said here is my rating...

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