Book Review

The Best Possible Angle By Lloyd Johnson

A new movie star hits it big at the beginning of The Best Possible Angle  by Lloyd Johnson but soon finds himself in the middle of not one, two, but three police cases that involve his girlfriend, best friend, and sister.  To make matters even more complicated he also finds himself changing love interests midway through the whole ordeal.  Can Kendrick deal with the crime he has committed or will he turn himself in?  Will everyone honor the blackmail agreements they have on each other or who will win out on the blackmail agreements?  Are the main characters really capable of murder?  All these and more are questions you’ll be flipping through to the last pages of the book to find the answers to.

The characters to this book are absolutely stunning.  I can’t remember the last book I read where by the end of the book I was disappointed in every single character that was developed but still loved the book.  The choices the characters make over the course of the story are life changing and very serious choices and none of them made good ones.  Some of the characters were more easy to like such as Brenda and Kendrick, but by the end of the story I felt I had misjudged their characters and they were just as bad as the characters who felt like the villain from the beginning of the book.  My favorite character for most of the book was Brenda;  I can relate to her and I felt like the relationship she had in the book was very realistic for us big girls and the esteem issues she had.  I was also drawn in by the way she handled herself but not caving in to the relationship from the start and the language she used to make herself the prize.  I liked Kendrick because he seemed to be humble despite having mad it big and was connected with his family.  I think his actions at the end of the book shocked me the most however.

The plot was very exciting and full of plot twists.  There seemed to be new details and murders throughout the entire book which truly kept me guessing till the end right along with the police who were trying to solve them.  Multiple characters’ perspectives were used which gave away different clues and kept the air of mystery.  Each character had different chapters, but they were shorter chapters and kept the reader interested in everyone’s role in the story as well.  The book was well edited and laid out.  Each chapter was able to move the story along and added something to the overall development.

This is a very well written, fast packed thriller/mystery book with lots of murder and secrets to keep any reader interested and turning till the final page.  The characters are unforgettably and though they make horrible choices readers will still want to follow them through the story and find parts of them easy to relate to.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.

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