Couldn't Get The Point
From the beginning, I tried to get the point of the book, but it was very difficult.
Charlie is a reporter who's made his way to Kauai, where we first encounter him in a precarious situation in an attempt to get a story. There were a lot of errors in punctuation which made for numerous run-on sentences, and then I encountered this bit:
He's called the apathetic security guard in to report the theft of rental car parts, about which he's reporting. The guard goes to lecturing him: "Trespassing is not a crime," the security guard said, before shaming him for drinking beer at 6 a.m. "If you want to be a real security guard, you need to act like it." Charlie acted as if I was taking his advice to heart...".
Wait a minute, I thought Charlie was the reporter. Shouldn't it have read, "The security guard acted as if..."?
I was hoping, as I progressed, that things would improve--in the writing, if nothing else. Instead, I continually found myself yawning. This really is one of the most boring reads I've encountered in some time. Zero heart and soul.
So-- a star deducted for subpar writing mechanics, a star removed for dull characters, a star removed for unengaged dialogue. In addition, the cover is not appealing at all. Had I not been presented this book in exchange for an honest review, I would never have picked it up solely because of the cover.