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Light Before Day (2014)

by Christopher Rice(Favorite Author)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
Thomas & Mercer
review 1: Not a bad book... I am a fan of Anne Rice and wanted to read one of her son's book to get a feel for his style. There were parts that creeped me out--not in a good way--due to their subject matter. At times I did feel like C. Rice was leading the reader to conclusions instead of events which underminded the enjoyment of a mystery. Otherwise, I would like to read another of his stories to see how they contrast. (Overall 6/10)
review 2: This is the third time I have read Light Before Day by Christopher Rice and I enjoy it more each time I have read it. This novel happens to be the very first novel I read by Mr. Rice and I am glad I didn’t listen to the bookstore clerk who told me not to buy it. I loved it from the moment I began reading and this book has made m
... moree a fan of his work.Light Before Day is an intriguing tale of mystery and murder. The young journalist, Adam Murphy, has not only uncovered the story of a life time but discovers he is involved in it as well. The imagery is so vividly described that I dreamed of walking through the lushly described landscapes on the first night of reading it again. The story itself is a thrill ride guaranteed to make your heart race as you wonder what twist lies beyond the next page. The characters are delightfully rendered and unique as well as being vividly described. It is easy to love them and hate them at the same time, and some characters you can’t help but love to hate them. I can see where these topics of homosexuality, child rape, child porn and ephebophiles are disturbing to many but the book does not deserve the criticism it has received. When I first read the novel I did not know much about the meth industry and the effect the drug has on people and their families. Now I have family members succumbing to its deadly pitfalls and this novel effected me more this time because of their addiction. Mr. Rice has captured (rather eloquently) what they have gone through and the family victimization they have inflicted.I would not consider this a book written solely for a gay audience but I feel the reader needs to be open minded about homosexuality. I would recommend Light Before Day to any open minded adult who enjoys a thrilling murder mystery. less
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I enjoy his writing. It's nothing spectacular and sometimes predictable but enjoyable nonetheless.
True(er) Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)
2 words: Needlessly convoluted.
Wonderful...I love his work.
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