Jan 122012
 
KILLER BYTES by Alan Williams
At the request of the author, the first half of a digital manuscript was provided, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.

  Synopsis:  A killer is stalking London; a banker is already dead, killed in an explosion, and there are more victims in the killer’s sights.

Techno geek and Internet journalist, Wil Jackson becomes inadvertently embroiled in the investigation when he interviews one of the murder victims, and the killer starts communicating with Wil via the Internet. Can Wil help the police stop the killer before the body count increases further?

Killer Bytes is a novella of intrigue from blogger, Alan Williams, due for publication in 2012. Follow Alan via his bloghttp://tontowilliams.posterous.com or on twitter @tontowilliams http://twitter.com/tontowilliams.

 
  My Thoughts and Opinion:  This is the second time this has happened to me and I feel that it is the greatest honor and most humbling experience to be bestowed with and that is to be entrusted with an author’s manuscript for review.

Through blogging and the PR company, Partners In Crime Tours, I met someone who is an outstanding blogger and reviewer.   After working with him on several projects, I had a feeling that he might also be a writer.

I asked and he said that he had been working on a novella and asked if I would read it and give him my honest opinion.  For me, that’s like being asked to be the Godmother of someone’s baby.  Such an honor yet also a huge responsibility.

As I said, he sent me only the first half, as the 2nd half was with his editor.  I started reading with great skepticism because now it was going to be the moment of truth.  The novella starts off with a prologue and within the first couple of pages, the book grabbed me.  The suspense and action was fast paced.  The writing style flowed and it was easy to create my own imagery from the detailed prose.  There were only two (2) items that I felt that could be improved upon, which with time, mentoring and professional advice, would help make this blogger’s work into an author’s success.  Those 2 items were, and only during a couple of places in the story, a bit of simplistic dialogue and the other being of tweaking to make the story in certain places tighter and mature.  Oh and one other big problem was the fact that now, I don’t know what happened next, I don’t know how the story ends, and who the killer was.  But overall, from what I read, and knowing that this will be his debut novella, I was quite impressed.  I definitely see a tour in his future.

DISCLAIMER
I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.

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  One Response to “Review Killer Bytes by Alan Williams”

  1. I’m glad you liked it Cheryl, and don’t worry I’ll make sure you get the second part just as soon as it’s available so you know how it ends!

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