The thriller genre has always been my favorite and I am always excited to read a work by an author who is completely new to me. As of lately, though, I have been coming across many poor additions to the genre and so I must admit I went couldn’t help but go into this read with a slight critical mindset.
That being said, and having just finished the read, I can now certainly say that I’m glad I gave “Empty Treasures” a chance as it has not only left me impressed and entertained, but also given me some much-needed faith back into the genre. Nearly every element I keep an eye out for is executed excellently in “Empty Treasures’ – the characters are complex & realistic, the suspenseful undertone is evident in nearly every scene which gives the book a hardened ‘page-turner’ feel, and the plot itself is original while still retaining some characteristics I have favored in the past.
Yes, there were of course a few parts that I think could have benefited from an editor or even left out entirely – but the overall majority of the read is crafted well and so I can’t help but be satisfied with the read.
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An excellent thriller
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15 January 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
This story combines intrigue, corruption, politics and friendships into a news headline based on assumptions with too little facts. The plot presents possibilities that could actually happen. Read and see if you agree.
Not...a diamond in the rough
13 December 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
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Adler is in top form as he delivers a plot rich with raw emotions. He shows how ambition, taken over by greed & the search for power, corrupts & spreads, affecting everyone it touches. With all too real flawed characters, clever dialogue & timely subject matter, Adler exposes the human foibles in all of us and how relationships get tested every day. Adler is never heavy handed in delivering messages, but always manages to get them across with a light and sometimes humorous touch. This is another one of his novels that could easily be made into a movie.
Jennifer M. Knight
11 March 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Good read ....a reporter set to expose the true to make her mark in journalism .... government cover up.... Relationship woes .... Secrets ....