DNF at 68%
Maybe if I had managed to finish this one, it could have been a 3 stars read.
But in spite of good writing, I had so many issues with the story, that made it difficult to enjoy it.
While reading I had the permanent feeling that the author very often lost the thread of the plot. There were too many insignificant dialogues, events, scenes, details that continuously distracted my attention from what was going on. It could be okay in some other genre, but this pacing doesn't fit well in a mystery, IMO.
One of the biggest turn-offs for me was the fact, that Jake Finnigan, who decided on his own to investigate, what REALLY happened to reporter Susan Crane, was just a harbor's worker. I'm not a big fan of an amateur sleuth's mystery. I prefer to deal
All in all, it might be a good read for you, if you don't mind a slow development of events, corrupted cops via a good guy in a role of an amateur sleuth, and appreciate a good writing.
**Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**