Huge thanks to Sarah for asking me to help kick off Dave Stanton’s blog blitz today for the third book in his ‘Dan Reno’ series, ‘Mortal Outcomes’. Here is my review:
With such a hard-hitting, lump in throat inducing theme, ‘Mortal Outcomes’ is a book which, unfortunately, is so in tune with present society, it’s shocking. This world needs a lot more people like Dan Reno in it, that’s for sure!
Once again Dave Stanton has created an intense and nail-biting storyline which not only took me on a rollercoaster ride, it had me on the edge of my seat and filled my arms with goosebumps. This book is difficult to read. It did make me feel slightly nauseous due to the topic, yet it is such an addictive read as I wanted to make sure that the criminals got their comeuppance.
I thought that the flawed, damaged characters were a very well thought out and welcome addition to the storyline, as they ensured that the storyline had a relatable aspect to it. Unfortunately the topic of rapists is real life, and it is what people have to deal with, so I am impressed at the author for writing about such a stigmatic and hard storyline which is guaranteed to get people talking.
Personally, ‘Mortal Outcomes’ wasn’t my most favourite book of the series so far, but it definitely kept my interest throughout, as well as filling my arms with copious amounts of goosebumps. If you’re wanting an author which delivers an intense read every single time, you won’t go wrong with a Dave Stanton novel that’s for sure!
About the author.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.
Stanton is the author of six novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.