By: Alan Hruska
Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book to review. As is my policy with books that I receive for review, if I don’t like it, I don’t review it.
Ravens is billed as a legal thriller. In that regard, I think it falls down. While it is technically set with a main character that is a lawyer, and has some legal elements in it because of that, there’s very little of it that really qualifies it as a legal thriller, in my mind. It does live up to the thriller part of that though. From very nearly the start to the end, there’s plenty of twists and turns as the characters find a way to make plans then have them tossed and turned by events.
Hruska’s writing is pretty good. Some of the dialogue felt a bit flat, but overall, that characters were well rounded and easy to understand. This is a thriller, so don’t expect to get heaps of plot. You get a main issue, with a few minor plot lines and an ultimate tying up of the main plot.
If you like thrillers (with a side helping of legal) that are quick reads and well done, Pardon the Ravens is worth the pickup.