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Book Review: The Ridealong by Michaelbrent Collings

Book Review: The Ridealong by Michaelbrent Collings

It's Book Review Wednesday, and today I'm bringing you a book that might take you by surprise…

The Ridealong

It was supposed to be just one more ridealong, a night when high schooler Melissa Latham accompanies her father on his patrol. But when a psychotic killer targets them for a wicked game, the night turns into a high-speed chase where there is no prize for second place. image001 They have to find a killer before he murders the next one of their friends. They have to find a killer before they are caught and charged for the murder of the men he's already killed. They have to find a killer… before he finds them.

My Review: 4.5 Stars

I have no complaints about the structure, grammar, or writing style of the book. In fact, it was a very easy read. The only reason I'm not rating it more highly was because the subject matter didn't really hook me. The book had a slow build, with the pressure being slowly cranked up from chapter to chapter. However, when I reached the ending, I found it was absolutely satisfactory. I thought I had figured out the ending, but the author was clever enough to pull a plot twist that caught me unprepared. While it's not my favorite book of all times, it is definitely one worth reading!

Here's a Taste:

"I've left clues for you, and clues for the police. They'll be searching for you." "Who am I searching for?" The Voice laughs. That strange, dangerous laugh. "Me, of course." Dad glances at me. He turns a corner so fast the right wheel bumps over the curb. My teeth bounce together. "You want to be found?" "Don't we all, Latham?" "What do I do?" "The evidence at the scene of Officer Knight's death is enough to send you to jail." "Not Mel. She's a minor." Dad doesn't sound like he's making a statement. More like he's praying. Almost begging. "You know minors can be treated as adults if they're old enough. If the crime is malicious enough." The radio turns off. I can imagine the man behind the Voice licking his lips. "We're talking about very bad things here, Latham." "You know my name. What's yours." "Why don't you call me Jack?" "Is that your name?" "Put your daughter on." "No way." "Put her on, or I kill someone else." "No way, I –" Another voice comes on the radio. Terrified. Screaming. "Please! PLEASE DON'T DO IT PLEASE JUST LET ME GO –" Silence. Then, a whisper. "Put your daughter on. Please. I won't ask again." My dad looks at me. Asking with his eyes: Can you? I want to tell him, No. Of course I can't. But that scream. Someone's life hangs on what I do. I take the mic.

About the Author:

Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter, and has been one of Amazon's Most Popular Horror Writers for years. His bestsellers include The Colony Saga, Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy seriesThe Billy Saga. He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm. Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that's a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar). Find the book on Amazon: Read his thoughts on his website: Connect with him via Facebook: Tweet at him: @mbcollings. Sign up for his newsletter: