KISS HER GOODBYE (Thriller-Jack Donovan- -Cont) - Okay
Browne, Robert Gregory - 1st book
St. Martin’s Press, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312358396
First Sentence: It all started with the pregnant girl went crazy.
ATF Agent Jack Donovan is determined to capture violent bank robber Alex Gunderson. During a car chase, Gunderson’s pregnant wife is shot, loses the baby and is in a coma. In revenge, Alex kidnaps Jack’s daughter and buries her alive with only a limited amount of oxygen. Gunderson is killed without revealing where Jack’s daughter is buried and Jack is involved in an accident resulting in an out-of-body experience with unusual residual effect.
I really liked the first part of this book and didn’t like the second. The first part is a non-stop, fast action police procedural of hunting down the bad guys. Then we get to Jack’s accident and its aftermath. The story then took on more an element of horror than strictly paranormal, which I love, and the end was one I really disliked both for it ambiguity and it’s feeling of being a trick. The characters were interesting but flat and lacked development. The book didn’t quite work for me but I can see why fans of paranormal horror enjoy it.