I received a copy of RED DAWN RISING by Sue Duffy from Kregel. It is the second book in the Red Returning series. Although I hadn’t previously read the first novel, I’ll look for it now, and keep my eyes open for the third book in the trilogy. For now, let’s take a look at RED DAWN RISING. Cass is a Broadway set designer (I love books in New York City) and Evgeny was a KGB assassin. They’re both after the Architect, a mastermind. The entire novel reminded me of an old-fashioned crime show, which enchanted me.
It is the perfect kind of mystery, where the characters are all believable. I never had to backpedal and ask myself, “Why would he/she have done that? That’s so unrealistic!” The pieces all fell into place.
Something I didn’t like was the character of Jordan, a male, just because he was a male. Being mistake for a boy just because of my name (I’m a female Jordan) is a sore spot with me. Other than that, though, I enjoyed everything about this book. The writing flows easily. It makes an excellent bedtime read. I’m the type of person who will open a book right before bed to help wind down, and this fit that spot. Sometimes it was hard to stop reading since I needed to know what happened next.