Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Divided Within Book Review and Blog Tour (Sage Book Tours)

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I read Divided Within: An Andrew Banks Novel in exchange for honest review from Sage Book Tours. I receiwved a .pdf version of the book.

About the book: (from media kit)

Houston area private eye Andrew Banks is hired by sixteen-year-old Mercedes Vega to figure out what's dividing her parents. As soon as he meets the rest of the Vega family he realizes that the situation is only one step away from becoming dire. He puts the safety of the family over everything else until the case hits much too close to home. It becomes a race against a wealthy restaurant owner that ultimately becomes deadly.

Author Bio: (from media kit)

John Guillen has had a love of books for as long as he can remember. As a grade school student he would browse the tables of the semi-annual book fairs at his school and convince his parents to buy as many books as he could. This passion would reemerge years later as a high school teen. He'd read books by the best crime authors of the day long before completing the required school work.

John knew early on in college that he wanted to become a writer and immediately began work on his debut novel, Divided Within, less than two weeks after graduating from the University of Houston Downtown in May 2013.

When he's not writing or reading a new novel, he enjoys listening to country music and staying up to date on current news stories.

My Review:

The book started off with Andrew Banks, a private investigator, opening a new office. Two teenagers walk in. One of them, Mercedes, needs help with family issues. I liked how the book flowed in the first few pages. I kept reading. Does Mercedes's family need help or is Mercedes overreacting, maybe teenager angst? All families do have their problems--and they do have a big problem.

The book is an excellent read. I liked how Banks interacted with his girlfriend/wife. Can't remember if they are married or not. No kids though, but they do have dogs. I liked the first scene with Mercedes family. What started out as Banks trying to help the family turned into an argument and altercation. 

The book does contain adult language. 

I also like how the book is set in Houston. 

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