Dismantling Vindictiveness

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Dismantling Vindictiveness

I read this book and liked the premise. It was a quick-paced story. I liked the titles of each chapter; however, the titles were only listed in the Table of Contents (TOC). Thus, the time to read each chapter title prior to starting each chapter by flipping back and forth from the TOC was too consuming. As a result, I stopped using the TOC altogether. The story was enjoyable except at times I felt confused as to who was speaking. There were a few places which I kept feeling something was wrong. It was made clear on page 179, (Chapter 40 to be exact) as to why my confused feeling persisted:

"Early retirement. I am going to have to get use to this," Christopher said.

"A lot of people like retirement," Carla said.

"Yes, but not me. I am going to consult."

"That's great," Christopher said.

"Yes. Less stress now that James and Bruce are co-partners in my firm," Christopher said.

In this scenario (the last one in the book) the main character (Christopher) is having a conversation with two other people (Carla and Andrew). I believe Andrew is saying "That's great," where Christopher is listed as saying those words. The original passage doesn't make sense, and if one has the time to sit and look through the rest of the book to see if other passages rate some confusion, I'm sure the problem is a simple fix like this one. I'm sorry this happened to an author on her first print, but I'm still looking forward to her next book as I'm sure she will get better.


Book Blurb for Dismantling Vindictiveness

Christopher Parker is finding it hard to believe that his architect firm is being affected by the recession. His firm's overall budget is decreasing in a rapid pace; employees are complaining that their funds are being tampered with; and the unforeseen attacks on top employees outside of his firm and a murder, has Christopher's heart racing. Seeing his company spiraling downward, Christopher has suspicions, but does not accurately know is sabotaging his company. Through newspaper articles published by the Disclosure Daily Tribune, he is getting closer and closer to the suspect. At the same time, Christopher's health is declining and he is trying to make peace with those he hurt in the past before it's too late. To his surprise, help comes from an unlikely source.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 3.25