Here’s my standard disclaimer. I saw the title listed on a website for mystery & thriller books and decided to check it out. The title was currently being offered for free, probably due to an Amazon free day. So, I downloaded this title as an eBook from Amazon on my own accord. The Author did not send me a copy to review, and did not request me to review this book. A rating will follow this review on Goodreads and Amazon.
I review books based on the story itself. I’m not an editor and I’m not reading these books to proof them for Authors. I’ve read classics or best sellers with mistakes in them. The only time I will let mistakes effect my review is if the mistakes made reading the book cumbersome. At that point, I will just give it a lower number rating while reviewing the actual story itself.
I don’t like reading a review that is basically the back cover blurb, or something that gives away too much of the story. Personally, I like suspense. I like to discover the details of the story as I read them. So, please enjoy this spoiler free book review!
I’m happy to announce that the eighth book I’m reviewing on my blog is a book called ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY by Elias Zanbaka.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY is a War & Military, short story, thriller. I suspect that it’s war and military due to the Antagonist being in the military and obviously suffering from PTSD from some mysterious event in a combat zone.
Okay, judging the story, and only the story? It’s an interesting premise. I can see the concept of “immersion” as being therapeutic. Deal with your demons, and all that. Now that level of psychosis though… I don’t know how beneficial it would be for Police Sergeant Schaefer to try what he did with Bushell. I’d much rather see them try what they set up for him though, rather than the alternative of over medicating him or throwing him in prison and losing the key. Police Lieutenant Hazzard upped the suspense and drama of the situation. He was a bit much though, and almost made the story over the top. Luckily, cooler heads won out at the end.
I enjoyed this story even though the Author referred to Bushell as Major even though he was a Sergeant Major in the Army. That could be a major sticking point for other people, but not enough of a reason for me to lower a number rating. The story was fast paced and you had many “Oh, I see what’s going on” moments appear right in front of you as you read it. The cover looked great, and fit the story. I recommend this book to others. I rate this book 5 out of 5!
-PRP3 The Author. December 24, 2016