I am using a new rating system this year. Your basic grade system. Please don’t take it
1 Star=It was beyond awful. Would consider forcing inmates to read it as punishment.
2 Stars=Pretty damn bad. A complete waste of anyone’s time.
3 Stars=Middle of the road. Has some redeeming qualities, but mostly just average.
4 Stars=Definitely worth your time. You should read this book…no, you should own it. Go! Now!
5 Stars=An amazing read. This book is something special and you would be remiss for not having read it.
Title: True Blue
Author: David Baldacci
Read before? No
Rating: 2 Stars
Summary: (from back of book) Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive
My thoughts. David Baldacci was obviously confused. I find his writing ok at the best of times, and sometimes I like a candy fiction novel to munch on. Yet, he for some reason really wanted to make a male character, but instead made her female. There was almost nothing female about Mason (yes, her name was Mason, Mace for short…which was stupid). The characters were weakly written and you did not care about them at all. The sister thing was annoying and although I get that Mace had been in prison for two years, and may be a “bit” high strung, her rationale for just about everything she did was really weak.
As for the plot. Do authors now just throw the words “threat of national security” and we are supposed to ride along with it? The plot was very loose and not that interesting at all. He has written much better novels than this.
Best thing about book. Um, at least it was a quick read.
Worst thing about book. Having