Follow You Down By Michael Bradley

I like a good thriller. One that makes you kinda look around the corners or keeps you guessing. My favorites are the ones that aren’t laid out for you. They keep you guessing until the very end. Unfortunately, they don’t all keep you guessing.

Summary: Follows a weekend where 4 school friends get together to say good bye to their old summer camp.

What I liked: Bradley’s writing style is really good. For example; I hated the main character.  I am pretty sure Bradley wrote the main character to be unlikable. In the first chapter I was like ohhhh he has a unlikable protagonist. I truly like when writers make the main character unlikeable. It adds a bit of something to the story. The other characters came off as half way likable people. Which lead to well written 3 dimensional characters. The plot of the novel was well written and I liked the way Bradley incorporated flashbacks in the book. It allowed the reader to understand the dynamics of the characters relationships. The pacing of the chapters and the chapter transitions are very good and what I would expect for a thriller.

What I didn’t like: So about 1/4 of the way into the book I knew exactly what was going on. There were really no surprises. The end didn’t even surprise me. I don’t know if I have seen to many plot twist thrillers or read too many.

Star Rating: 4 stars

My thoughts: Let me explain my reasoning behind my rating. This is a book that I would have bought but I would have been disappointed about 1/4 of the way in. As I pretty much knew the plot. The book is well written and the characters are well written my problem was the fact that I guessed the rest of the plot of the book in the first 1/4 of the book.

As always a BIG thanks to Amberjack Publishing for sending me a advanced readers copy for my honest review.