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Giveaway Review CLEAN by ALEX HUGHES @ahugheswriter @AceRocBooks


Book Description

September 4, 2012 Mindspace Investigations
A RUTHLESS KILLER—
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars.
My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it—real scary.
Now the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city—and I’m aching for a fix. But I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.


About the Author
Alex Hughes has written since early childhood, and loves great stories in any form including scifi, fantasy, and mystery. Over the years, Alex has lived in many neighborhoods of the sprawling metro Atlanta area. Decatur, the neighborhood on which Clean is centered, was Alex’s college home.


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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

After the TechWars have devastated the United States, people no longer rely on electronics since they were able to develop into senescent beings.  Parts of the country have been ruined and the police are still trying to get ahead of the bad guys.  Told in the first person, a telepath, level 8, has the ability to read people's minds.  As a recovering addict, he has lost his job with the Guild, the organization who controls humans with paranormal gifts and now subsists on his job as an interrogator for the police.  The skill with bringing out the truth from criminals, has brought him steady work.  There, I ruined it for you.  The main character is a "he" and that small fact took me almost 30 pages to figure out. His name remains a mystery through out the book.  

The world building is quickly done and Blade Runner comes to mind for the setting. You can feel the heat of Georgia in July, the craving that comes with being a drug addict and basic human need for love.  When he has a vision (pre-cog) of his partner and his own death, you can feel how much he doesn't want to believe it but has to do something about it. Several minor characters like his AA sponsor add to his struggle and that increases when he finds himself falling for his police partner, Cherabino, a strong female presence who has her own issues. 

I was seriously turning the pages on this one to find out if the pair can solve a series of murders and in turn save lives.  The paranormal part of this is some of the best science fiction I have read in a long time.  Now, I can't wait to see where this series goes next.  I hope that there is more detail into exactly what caused his breakdown and subsequent drug use of Satin and exactly what that drug is since it sounds so much like heroin.  It will be interesting to see where the next one goes.  

Details

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451464753
  • ISBN-13: 978-045146475








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16 comments:

  1. Interesting that the telepath never has a name. Thanks.
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  2. This really looks like a great book! I love telepaths and catching killers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Here's my share on FB:

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  4. Hmmm... told from the point of view of the telepath. SOunds like it mught be a bit bewildering, but I'd like to give it a try.
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    karen.arrowood@sbcglobal.net

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  5. Daily entry 9/13. Thanks!
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  6. I'm looking forward to reading CLEAN. It looks amazing.

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  8. Daily entry 9/14. Thanks!
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  9. I shared your post on FB:

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    Thanks,
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  10. Thanks for your review and the giveaway, Mary! I've really been wanting to read this since I heard about it. It sounds like something right up my alley. And I've heard only good things about it from other book bloggers too! Would love to win!!

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  12. Here's another share on FB:

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  14. Hi Mary! Still REEAAALLLLYYYYY want to win this one ;) Here's today's tweet!

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