Everyone Pays

Title: Everyone Pays
Author: Seth Harwood
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Year: 2016
Genre: Mystery | Crime
Rating: 3.5

These men needed to be brought to Him. To judgement.

It was hard to decide what to rate this book as – I eventually went with a 3.5 but even now I’m not sure. The book wasn’t bad but I was raving about it either. Would I recommend it? Maybe, but it wouldn’t be at the top of the list.

As far as crime novels go, it held it’s own. There was at least one point in the book where I didn’t want to put it down, though that didn’t last all the way through the book. However, to have a reader feeling like that at some point during the novel is an accomplishment in any book (no pun intended).

Regarding the characters I don’t think I connected with any of them at all! I felt like some of them were a little too one dimensional. Perhaps if there were a little bit more backstory for some of the characters, then I might have been able to connect with them more. I think there was potential to turn the book into a series and then that way there would be more of a chance to get to know the main characters. I did find the killer very intriguing as there was a small twist when it came to finding out who he was. Because the killer was different to most killers I found that the section of the book written in their point of view was really interesting.

The story/motive behind the murders was interesting in itself, let alone the actual murders and solving the murders. The book was quite graphic when it came to describing the murders, I personally didn’t mind it but if you don’t like blood and gore I’d definitely recommend you skim that part!

Overall there were bits of the book I did enjoy, so I’m glad I read it. There’s potential there to be a great book but I do think there were things about the book that did drag it down (if that makes sense).

I’d like to thank Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book to review. This has not affected my review in any way.

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