An Interesting Start… Kept My Attention
4.5 out of 5 stars
I don’t normally pull up other reviews before I write mine unless I wasn’t 100% sure how I felt about a book. Little Girl Scream was one of those books for me. Now, don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t the case where I didn’t like it but I wanted to make sure that other people didn’t like it also – I enjoyed it. But there were a few things, things that I couldn’t put my finger on that made it not a 5-star review from me. And honestly, after reading the other reviews from friends and colleagues, I feel like I’m the odd person out.
Little Girl Scream, once I got past the cover that makes my stomach turn – was an interesting book. The authors did a good job writing a book that had lots of twists and turns but also kept me interested enough to stick around to figure out the why of a lot of the things that were going on. Boy and Carod really had a knack for writing characters that jumped off of the page and honestly that’s where this books biggest strength lays.
Going into this, based on the cover alone, I thought this was going to be a horror novel – but in reality, it’s a thriller that has some aggressive scenes, especially in the beginning, but nothing that was completely out of the ordinary. I have not read Al E. Boy’s children’s book and after reading this I almost don’t know how they could write a children’s book. This book definitely had scenes in it where I think “wait, they wrote what, too?”
Overall, I thought that Little Girl Scream was darn close to being a 5-star book, and honestly it’ll likely end up rounding up to a 5-stars anyway. I just have to be a bit picky even though I can’t place my finger on the thing or things that took away a .5 from me.
Absolutely nothing can compare to the Hotel Amatista, Cancun’s premier luxury resort. The jewel in her family’s chain of five-star hotels, Sofia Hernández is in charge, and the young woman takes great pride when she hears guests remark the hotel makes them feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s been happening, lately. Young guests vanish, only to turn up the next day – abused, tortured…and dead. Sofia suddenly has her hands full dealing with police investigations, trying to ease her guests’ fears and doing her best to save the Amatista’s reputation. And, with no way of knowing if the sadistic culprit is a hotel employee or a guest, stopping the killings will be no easy task.
With the help of Dale Mathis, a visiting English professor, she is able to thwart further abductions and murders, but her interference draw the ire of the sinister mastermind who decides Sofia must pay for her boldness. To make matters even worse, her new friend becomes the number one suspect of the Cancun police.
Little Girl Scream by Al E. Boy, F. Carod
Narrator: Pam Tsujioka
Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
Series: Misadventures Memoirs #1
Published by Self Published on March 22nd 2021
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Also by this author: 'Til The Last Snowflake Falls, The Tiger's Tears, The Ona Pendulum, Far and Yet So Near, The Tie That Blinds
Also in this series: The Tiger's Tears, The Tie That Blinds
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