Safkhet Publishing ~ Summer Reads

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Goodreads Review ~ The Camera Guy

The Camera GuyThe Camera Guy by Richard Goodship

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven't read a thriller with a paranormal twist in a while and wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up The Camera Guy. I wondered whether I might think it was so so. In fact, I loved it. It did bring to mind The Exorcist, The Omen, etc (which have all been done and done). Richard Goodship's book, though, brings a fresh slant to the genre that had me immediately wanting to read more. The Forensic Investigation side (beautifully done, supplying just enough information to convince you that the author knows his stuff) added an extra dimension and an intelligent twist that had me quietly congratulating the author. I have to admit to be being a bit of a Dexter fan, and I could (really) visualise this ranking alongside it. Bill Walters is a fascinating character - flawed and believable - as is his reluctant psychologist/partner Tom. The touches of humour between the two men is spot on. I can see this partnership running. I liked that the religious undertones flowed through the book in such a way as not to weigh it down or detract from the story. I also liked how Bill's daughter was introduced and subtly woven in throughout, eventually becoming a key element.



Overall, an excellent read. Highly recommended.





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2 comments:

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Julie Musil said...

Ooooh, I haven't heard about this book yet. Thanks for the review!