Title: The Stuttering Tattoo
Author: Greg Logsted
File Size: 451 KB
Print Length: 248 pages
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Publication Date: December 11, 2011
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Summary: Steven Bishop is extraordinarily ordinary. He goes to school. He rides his motorcycle. He stutters. His best friend is a former Colombian cartel hit man turned cook/construction worker. You know, ordinary. All that changes the day Becky Moore walks into his classroom. Becky is dazzling, enigmatic.
One day Steven gives Becky a ride home on his motorcycle. There, they discover a severed arm, one of the fingers of which still has an unusual ring attached: a circle, in the middle of which is a heart, at the center of which is a bold number 37. While comforting Becky, Steven discovers a tattoo at the base of her neck: it is the same symbol. And so begins a thrilling descent into a world of crime and murder, a ride wilder than any Steven has taken before.
My Views: Phew! This is a short read that I read during one of my Goodreads Group read-a-thon last weekend. It was so much fun. This short book fit in nicely.
To start with, the book seemed good, a little confusing, little mysterious and as with mystery/ thriller books, I thought it will all clear out slowly. But well, it didn’t.
A new girl comes in school and the next day a severed hand is found. Interesting, huh? I thought so too. A few days later, the body is found. Who is she? Who killed her? It was looking to be a good mysterious book upto the first few chapters. But from there on, it all went downhill.
The book is too short for its own good. I would rather have it long and things to be clear and well-spread out.
The mystery element is revealed in a rush with too much confusion evident. The suspense is not good enough for the premise that was set earlier. And it all ends up getting botched up.
This book didn’t work for me. However, you may give it a try for yourself and see what you think.