Book & Author Details:
Catch & Neutralize by Chris Grams
Publication date: 14h September 2016
Genres: Crime, Suspense
What if you couldn’t tell anyone about your activities?
Could you hide behind all the lies?
What if your husband suspected you were having an affair?
What if he followed you on your most dangerous assignment, unarmed and unaware?
Could you keep him safe?
Phalanges “Angie” Carter is a member of a women-controlled secret society designed to hunt down notorious criminals. Blessed with long golden locks and a bikini-model body, Angie’s been at the shallow end of The Institute’s missions. She’s fed up with being the pretty faced flirt used to delay bad guys. She’s had enough of being pushed to the side while other agents get the risky, more important assignments.
Finally, Angie’s time of waiting for a challenge has ended. Her new assignment: Catch & Neutralize a group of killers involved in drugs, torture, and everything in-between. Experts at eluding the authorities, these thugs will stop at nothing to take down the beauty getting in their way – if they can find her.
Who are they? The hard part is figuring out the identity of these villains. Until then, no one is in the clear. No one can be trusted. Angie must dig deep to prove she can Catch & Neutralize these uncatchable criminals before The Institute’s alarm signifies failure…
Or something much worse.
I don’t enjoy writing reviews like this. I really find them difficult. But I always try to give honest, constructive reviews, so here goes.
This book started off reasonably well, albeit with a character leading the narrative that I wasn’t expecting. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there.
I didn’t like Angie at all. I found her to be shallow and self centered. I simply couldn’t work her out. Not even a little bit. But, I found that I wasn’t bothered after a while, mainly because, I was struggling to like the story as well. It bounced all over the place and had too many characters (for my liking in any event) and just followed too many tangents.
And ultimately, it was just too much for me. I couldn’t finish it. But, as is often the way, I am in the minority.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Chris Grams is a former laboratory technician gone rogue author. While earning her degree in Psychology with a side of Criminology from Troy University (Go Trojans!), she began dabbling in murderous story telling. With encouragement from her husband, Brandon, Chris was able to hang up her lab coat and focus on putting her tales to paper. She and Brandon currently live on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico with their daughter, Sierra, and a feisty guinea pig named Piggy LuLu. Visit Chris atwww.ChrisGramsFiction.com.