A year ago Mysterious Reviews was kind enough to read and review Murderous Passions. I got a three-star out of a five-star review. Good enough for the first effort on a beginning series. But somehow I didn't convey to them it was a first of a series. Secondly, you could tell in the review it was a fast read because of a couple of minor errors made. So . . . a year later I re-read the review and I begin to wonder just how effective reviews are to the reading public?
My gut feeling is that a review, good or bad, ultimately helps the book. If good, more people will consider buying/reading it. If bad, the macabre-syndrome sets in. Just how bad is bad? What do you think?
Here's the review.