Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Review of The Trophy by Keith N. Fisher

I really liked TheTrophy by Keith N. Fisher and couldn’t put it down. I even took my Kindle with me to the county fair so I could read while my kids rode the carnival rides. I’m giving the book five stars because I look forward to reading it again. As long as my reading list is right now, if I’m willing to take the time to read a book twice, that’s a really good sign.

That being said, I had a hard time keeping up with all of the characters because so many of them were introduced in quick succession. It did not grab me from page one, but it had a lot of mystery and intrigue and so it captured my attention pretty quickly after that. By the end of chapter one, I was hooked and couldn't put it down.

The main character, Christy showed a lot of growth very quickly, almost too quickly in that it was not believable. When she was thrown into complicated situations, she rose to the occasion without having any prior training, as if it was instinctual rather than learned.

Some of the relationships at the beginning of the book that started out very professional became more familial rather quickly, which surprised me. Yet by the end of the story they all fit into place quite well. I was glad to see a romance start about a third of the way into the book, because love stories are my favorite.

I’ve heard there are other manuscripts written by Keith N. Fisher that will be available in the future. If all of his stories are of this quality, I will be seeking out the opportunity to read more from him. His untimely passing is a loss to the literary community as well as his family. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to receive an advance copy of The Trophy in exchange for an honest review.

Have you read TheTrophy by Keith N. Fisher? What’s your opinion? –Julie L. Spencer