A Slaughter of Angels by Matthew Angelo

A Slaughter of AngelsA Slaughter of Angels by Matthew Angelo
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Rian MacCaren is the owner of the Midnight Agency, a private investigation firm. When some local exotic dancers go missing the club owner contacts Rian to investigate and find them claiming the police won’t be interested in looking too hard for missing strippers. Taking the case the investigation heats up when one of the girls turns up murdered and it’s apparent that the murderer may not be human.

A Slaughter of Angels suffers greatly from the lack of a good editor and/or proofreading and some formatting issues. I knew right off this one wasn’t going to rate very high when just a few pages in I’m finding myself having to re-read things to figure out just what was going on. Sentences seem to abruptly end and lots of breaks where there shouldn’t have been all made reading this a bit of a chore. Since this is an already published book I have to mention this but maybe the problems were strictly my review copy, can’t be sure.

Now, the story in this book has a lot of potential but unfortunately it still fell short from being one I could overlook the errors and still find myself enjoying. It got off to an incredibly slow start and since the book length isn’t too terribly long that start ate up a lot of pages when the story should have been being developed and give more depth during that time. By the time the investigation starts in the story it felt really jumpy and rushed to a conclusion.

Overall, not for me unfortunately. Great ideas just not a fan of the execution in the end.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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