Basement level 5: Never scared by L.R.Wright
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read.
Alexa Martinez is a Professional assassin who has worked covertly in the past for the C.I.A but who is now fully dedicated to putting her family first. So when attackers break in to her house intending to do her harm, the first thing she does is to make sure her children are safely
secured with her in an underground Safe Room; especially designed to keep them well away from any possible threat. From her base of operations here, several floors below ground, she then proceeds to try and discover who it is who wants to do her and her immediate family harm. It is an investigation that will take Alexa back into her past and cause her to examine loyalties as it quickly becomes apparent that not everyone around her is as trustworthy as she
This was an okay kind of thriller that certainly kept things moving throughout and never slowed its pace but which was hampered, in my honest opinion, by a cast of all too easily forgettable
characters. I found Alexa and her fellow family members to be slightly lacking in personality and for me, this made this book something of a struggle to complete. The constant flash-backs quickly became very annoying and often provided an unwelcome distraction from the main plot, this despite proving to be somewhat necessary to help explain the motives behind why everything was happening. For me though, despite their necessity, the flashbacks often just
served to break up the flow and quickly became an intrusion that I would have preferred to circumvent.
Unlike some of the books I have read recently, either for review or for personal pleasure, I didn’t think this was particularly badly written, it just wasn’t for me. I wasn't able at all to
connect with any of the characters and, as this was a very character driven book, this put me at a great disadvantage. If you like high octane thrillers with plenty of action, then you’ll probably find something here to enjoy but I am afraid to say it really didn’t do a lot for me and just seemed to lack a bit of depth in my opinion. I didn’t hate it but neither did I take much away from this book....and I would have preferred a bit more style over substance if I
wanted to rate this book any higher I’m afraid..