Review: The New Ezra Files by Lee Wayne

The New Ezra Files

 

Publisher: TMN Publishing
Author: Lee Wayne
Received: Review Request
Rating: 2 kitty rating

I received a copy of The New Ezra Files in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The New Ezra Files is about a city that is very much beyond our own. The police we know today are nothing like what the people of Ezra know. To them, the concept of murder is a thing of the past, stories told by grandparents to scare their children. Or if they’re like Aryeh, the stories were spellbinding tales that motivated them to the (significantly less interesting) police force of their time.

Things progress pretty quickly in this novel. One moment Aryeh is living the life of a bored police officer, and then next he’s stumbled upon the first murder case in almost a hundred years, and the next thing we know the truth is being obscured at every turn. Soon Aryeh himself (and us along with him) doesn’t know what is true or false, which memory is real or fabricated.

I really wanted to enjoy this series. It has such a unique and interesting concept, but unfortunately the follow through prevented me from being able to sink my teeth into it the way I wanted to. I found myself confused more often than not – which I’m sure was meant to mirror Aryeh’s predicament, but in reality all it did was distance me from the character and events going on.

I find myself conflicted; on the one hand I’m wishing there had been more to this story – perhaps with more time this unique world could have been fleshed out. On the other hand I’m not sure more time would have changed my concerns. I would love to see this reworked some more, I think it has a lot of potential.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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