Deadbeat by Michael K. Murphy

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date of publication: January 17th, 2016

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Purchase Links: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

Jake Brogan, retired Army Special Forces, is hell bent on finding the murderer of his daughter, Chrissy, when he encounters a young woman in strikingly similar circumstances to those of his precious daughter. The young woman’s vicious drug dealing ex-husband is determined to kill her and her daughter. Does Jake continue to pursue his daughter’s killer, or stay and help the defenseless mother and child?

My review:

All I have to say is, “Wow.” This book was fantastic. It grabs you right from the beginning and doesn’t let go of you until the end. I couldn’t put the book down. It took me two nights of reading to finish it!!

Jake Brogan’s character was well-written and very developed. He comes across as a very damaged person. The book explains why he is like that. And his best friend, Randy; everyone needs a Randy. I also think everyone needs a Jake in their life.

The only issues I ever had with the book were some spelling/grammar issues. Also, the author switched from character to character in the same chapter; there was no notice. I advise putting up stars (like these:*****) between the different POVs. For example, we went from Jake’s to Buddy’s POV in one chapter. It took me rereading the chapter to realize that.