A Sweary Funny Take On Serious Topics
I’ve heard these stories before, but never quite like this. Marc W Shako brings new life to some favorite unexplained mysteries. I’m not sure I learned anything new, but it was entertaining and fun to revisit these tales.
I really liked the casual way the author wrote. The text was more conversational, and the profanity fitting… funny even.
The way Marc formatted the book was appreciated. I like how he asked questions, left things to your own opinion, but also gave his rating and why. It gave a new level of intrigue to the stories.
If you love unsolved mysteries, you’ll enjoy this book. It’s a quick read that’ll make you laugh and wonder.

Action Adventure at it’s Best
I ran across this title on a blog post. The cover was eye-catching and the blurb sounded exciting, so I decided to give the book a try. Boy, I’m glad I did.
The story starts off in action-packed drama, which is never really explained in book one about the significance of the artifact the soldier is trying to recover. I’m assuming he’s Elliot’s great-great grandfather? Hopefully, that detail will be revealed in book two.
As for the rest o the story, it’s about two main characters, Elliot and Arthur, as opposite as you can get in lifestyles. They are both facing the same enemy, though, they don’t’ know that until the end. I loved both of their characters, and I can’t wait to see how they will develop together, now that they’ve joined forces.
The theme of the story it’s your typical bad people trying to make super villains, and a superhero that ain’t so super. l really enjoyed that Arthur’s powers kept mutating until he ends up what he becomes. I felt he handled the end result maybe a bit too impassive. I think I’d have been freaked out.
The writing is good and kept me turning the pages. I did find a few typos, and there was one point I felt that it was a little weak. But, I was thoroughly entertained and can’t wait to see what happens next. Also, the blurb eludes to an alien invasion but there is nothing in the first book that indicates it. Hmmm. Interesting.
If you love sci-fi with superhero’s and villain’s, I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars and on to book two.

Where did I find it: it was recommended to me in an Anglesey Facebook group.
What I liked: the mystery and suspense. It’s the first whodunit I’ve read for a while. I liked how the killer was identified first, but then doubts set in. I also loved how it was set in Anglesey where I live and a little poetic license was used. There were two strong female leads, the detective, Maggie, and the murderer’s daughter, Kathryn. Finally, the red herrings kept me baffled right up to the end.
What I didn’t like: I wouldn’t have expected the book to contain errors with it being a famous author. Yet, I found a few, and one chapter even began with a random ‘s’ before the first sentence.
Overall: This is superb and well-written. Jenny Blackhurst is a fantastic storyteller. It wasn’t overly long at under 300 pages and kept the reader guessing all the way through. Just as I thought I’d worked out, I was wrong. Even when one of the main characters thought they knew, they didn’t. This book really keeps the reader guessing and when the truth is finally revealed is explosive.
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