I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I should have stopped after book 3. Arguably, I should have stopped after book 2, but never mind. I only bought this book because of one character: Detective Zack Christian. The only character that – in my opinion – showed the writer had potential. When I read scenes with Christian, the writer had my attention; I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
The Zack Christian character is gone; taken a new job with the Detroit police force and with him went any interest I had in these characters, mysteries or continuing the series.
I can't even get through the first 75 pages, I just don't bloody care. Also writing like this isn't helping:
"A line of pines ran from the road alongside the house; across the road was a marshy wooded lot, and beyond that, more woods. Woods everywhere!"
Writing like this had me thinking I had mistakenly picked up a primary school reader.
Done and done. (Unless I hear Zack comes back, in which case I reserve the right to change my mind.)