Book Review – “Death Chase” by Lizella Prescott

(4 out of 5 Stars)
“Death Chase” has a simple premise, but once I began reading, it pulled me deep into a thrilling mess of interpersonal turmoil set against a backdrop of fear. It was an enjoyable read, with awesome pacing that made it hard to put down. Prescott does a great job of presenting detailed imagery and descriptions without bogging down the plot. The story creeped me out on several occasions and the ebb and flow of fear and revelation was spot on.

I do have two criticisms of the book, one that may be particular to me and the other a technical realism issue. I found the male characters slightly flat and one dimensional. Perhaps Prescott did such a good job of fleshing out the female leads that the men just look dim by comparison? Their personalities didn’t come through for me, but the men still functioned within the scope of the book. A technical issue relating to how cell phones work brought me out of the story momentarily, but honestly, it’s a small thing and doesn’t affect the plot. I also spotted a few editing errors, but they were minor as well.

The lead characters in this story are dramatic and believable and the well crafted plot engenders lots of suspense. If the book’s blurb intrigues you, I would highly recommend reading it. Death Chase delivers the suspense, fear, and chills it promises.

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