Paper Targets: Art Can Be Murder by Steve S. Saroff (Review)

Format Read: eBook/Audiobook

Source: From author

Publisher: Flooding Island Press

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Publication Date: September 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

A loner bails an artist out of jail and sets free a deadly mistake.Enzi, a dyslexic drifter, becomes a criminal computer hacker who falls for Kaori, a displaced artist from Tokyo. When Kaori confesses through drawings, Enzi questions everything he has ever done. When he tries to extricate himself from the violent people he has become indebted to, Enzi looks to his past for answers.Character-driven and then speeding to its end, Paper Targets is a Literary Thriller that tries to explain why people sometimes do bad things.

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My Thoughts

This was an interesting reading, it’s not something I would have picked up on my own but I ended up enjoying it very much.

The story is well written and although a little slow to start the pace soon builds and kept me wanting more. The storyline is told through a first-person narrative which I thought worked well as the reader gets to know every detail. It did take me a while to get used to the writing style at first but didn’t take long to get used to it.

The characters are well done. I found them believable and relatable, especially Enzi the main character. I felt sorry for Enzi, he isn’t a bad person but life keeps getting caught up in trouble.

I listened to the audiobook that is narrated by the author himself. I thought he narrated the book well but did find it a little difficult to distinguish between the different characters but overall did a great job.

This is a great quick murder/mystery and would highly recommend it.

I would like to thank Steve for getting in touch and sending me a copy of the eBook and audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts.

My Rating


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