March 16, 2016

Review: HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Lee Strauss

Title: Hickory Dickory Dock

Author: Lee Strauss

Source: ebook from author for review

After a tumultuous freshman year at Detroit University, Marlow Henry and Sage Farrell look forward to a calm, uneventful summer break.

Not gonna happen.

Before Marlow can even make his blossoming relationship with Dakota official, Sage pulls him into her new discovery – a math equation that opens a window in time and space. Then they witness a murder.

Fate pulls them into a war-torn and deserted version of Marlow’s neighbourhood where they are forced to help a rebel group counterattack. The group’s ethics are questionable and Marlow has a personal reason to distrust the leader. Plus, members of their small community keep dying.

The situation is more dire and twisted than Marlow and Sage can imagine. No one is safe. No one can be trusted. They don’t even trust each other. How can they save the world, if they can’t save themselves?

My take...

Before Marlow and Sage can sit down and think of all that they had been through in the past year, they are thrown for another loop. Once again the pair must journey to a desolate Detroit that takes place far in the future and try to figure out a murder they happened to witness. All of this before they possibly become the next victims.

I have so enjoyed following this series and Marlow and Sage. From the beginning it is one of those series that grabs ahold of you and demands you read all the books. And I have gladly let it take hold. It has been one crazy adventure after another for the pair (and the reader) as the journey has taken them to places and realms they never dreamed possible. And with this book, the adventure gets crazier and scarier as they start to realize who and what they are dealing with. No one will see the end coming.

Speaking of the ending, now while I wasn’t particularly fond of the way Strauss ended it, I have faith that things will turn around later on. It has to. Right? Ugh. Read the book and tell me what you think of the ending. Was it one you liked? Would you have preferred a different outcome? I am dying to know what you thought.

Don’t let the fact that this book is #3 in a series; it can definitely be read as a standalone if you haven’t read the other 2. But I absolutely recommend the 2 previous books. 4 Stars!

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