Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nick of Time by Tim Downs

Nick of Time is the latest novel in the “Bug Man” series by Tim Downs.  The main character is a forensic entomologist by the name of Nick Polchak.  A socially awkward but gifted man who often says things we all wish we could, but never truly consider actually saying out loud.  This book opens with events leading up to Nick and Alena’s wedding.  From there it takes the reader on an exciting journey as Nick seeks to discover the identity of the murderer of a dear friend.  The characters are well developed and interesting.  I found the story engaging and enjoyable.  The plot was well written and the ending sent me straight to the author’s website hoping to see he is planning the next book.  If you love crime novels and enjoy a good story, you won’t be disappointed here.  I read this voraciously while on vacation, finishing it in one day- I just couldn’t put it down.  It was a fun read, perfect for a vacation break.  I previously enjoyed crime novels by a famous female author, but have given up reading them in recent years because the stories have been so consumed by inappropriate content I found them offensive no matter how good the “story.”  I was happy to be given the opportunity to return to the genre in a “clean” form.   Thanks, Tim Downs, for giving me the opportunity to enjoy a good fictional crime book without having to deal with offensive language and profuse sexual content.  
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