Title: The Grand
Author: Dennis D. Wilson
Genre: Crime Thriller
Rating: 3 out of 4 stars
*NOTE: I received a copy from onlinebookclub.org in exchange for an honest review.
In The Grand, we are introduced to a number of characters whose lives intertwine even though they never actually cross paths.
Dean Wister is a Chicago cop, forced to take a vacation when he falls into a deep depression after his wife’s passing.
Mario, a Chicago Mobster, slipping through the fingers of those wishing to see him locked up.
Senator McGraw, presidency candidate with a very large secret.
Charles, transgender, also Senator McGraws best friend.
These are just to name a few of the many personalities we come across in this enthralling page turner.
When Dean finds himself travelling back to where he met his deceased wife, the last thing he expects is to be roped back into work by investigating a murder. As the investigation progress’s, Dean discovers much more going on beneath the surface in the County of Teton than he could have guessed. From murderous plots to human trafficking, he takes it upon himself to blow the whole thing wide open, and bring justice down with the aid of his coworkers or without. All the while, Dean continues to struggle with the loss of his wife, Sara. Consequently, through this, and the people he meets, he grows to accept that she is no longer with him, knowing she will always be with him in his heart.
The characters are well developed and believable. Their personalities so well defined it would seem that the reader actually knew them. Dean was my favorite, despite his heartbreak he looked out for the rest and in the end saved the lives of people that would become his friends. My least favorite being Boris because well who likes a human trafficker? In close running is a name I will not reveal because, well, it’s part of the climatic ending. I would be doing a disservice to anyone wishing to read this book.
The characters in particular made me love this book. But, the errors I found periodically detracted from truly falling in love. With that being said I am giving The Gran by Dennis D. Wilson 3 out of 4 stars. Honestly, I really had trouble with this one, especially because of the climatic ending. My eyes were glued to my kindle as the last page drew nearer. This is a book full of twists and turns, never giving the reader a clue into what is going to happen next, or who is going to do something next. I definitely recommend picking up a copy and reading it.
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