11 May, 2016

Unconscious Knowledge by Beaird Glover - [Book Review]

Book Details:
Title: Unconscious Knowledge
Author: Beaird Glover
Genre: Fiction, Crime, thriller, suspense
Publisher: Open books
Source: A free e-copy from the author for review

Blurb:

Growing up poor and within a troubled family, Marcy Harris takes a job at a hospital cafeteria, and the monotony is killing her. 

Then, on Christmas Day, she meets Syd McComb, a jet-cool punk rocker recently returned from a ten-year stay in Mexico, and Syd looks like all the trouble she’s been dying to get into. 

Together they are as explosive as dynamite, and once the fuse is lit, they vent their frustrations with style, taking vengeance where it’s due and staying one step ahead of the disgraced cop who’s seething to catch them. 

And they don’t feel guilty, doing what they do, because bad people should die—that’s just unconscious knowledge


My Review:

This is a thriller revolving around the lives of Marcy and Syd, teenagers with a troubled childhood. They feel that anyone who is bad should die and they go on a killing spree escaping from Sherif Litton shaw and detective Blaine. 

A child who grows up watching domestic violence and abuse, deprived of love will be thinking differently than a normal child with loving parents and basic needs taken care of. When someone is too much oppressed, he / she will rebel. The story is all about this. I am taken aback by a few incidents and shocking behaviors in the book, but when we think of background, everything fits into the place. Blaine reminded me of my favorite detective Sherlock Holmes. I am impressed with investigation and chasing, which is a pre-requisite for a crime thriller. 
The title of the book is apt and the cover is perfect. I liked the narration and the way the author handled parallel stories with different timelines initially and connected the dots slowly. 

I recommend this to crime and detective lovers.

My Rating:
3.5/5

Ps: I have received this book from the author in exchange of a review and this is my honest opinion on the book.

Purchase Link(Affiliate link):
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About the Author:
After growing up on a farm in rural Tennessee, Beaird Glover attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing in 1991. He then moved to Southern California, where he wrote Secret Ciphers of the 1876 Presidential Election (Aegean Park Press). Moving on to Austin, Texas, Beaird wrote poetry, including two poems published in the New York Quarterly (issues 53 and 58). His chapbook of poetry was selected by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top 10 Best of 1994. Beaird then moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where he taught English and contributed to an English as Second Language textbook. Beaird now lives in the Irish Channel section of New Orleans with his wife Kim.


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