Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Prayer Walk

My Kindle Reviews will consist of:
Kindle Lending Library
Kindle Unlimited
Kindle First

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited
21 June 2019
Paranormal | Mystery
216 Pages

My Rating ~ 2 bites

Paranormal investigators Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud try not to take jobs on the weekends when his kids, Daniel and Kenzie, are over. However, this particular weekend they get not one, but two frantic calls for help. Since Kenzie and Daniel both inherited their dad’s talent for sensing ghosts they decide to take both jobs and make two teams. Sam and Kenzie head to a residence and Lacey and Daniel head to a used car dealership.

Sam’s case turns out to be fairly easy. Lacey and Kenzie’s research discovers the problem fairly quickly. Lacey and Daniel’s case is worse. The murdered manager of the car lot is still there and he’s throwing things. Daniel’s reading is violent and it shakes him up, but he’s a trooper. The police haven’t made any progress in finding the guy’s killer and Lacey is coming up with zilch to help. Daniel walks the place again, getting more information this time and then Lacey is off and running it down.

The cases themselves are fine on their own. What made me rate this story low is the Marine angle. I am a wife and mom to Marines. I am very picky about how authors portray Marines in books. On one hand, I’m happy to see Marine capitalized. Too many authors and editors do not do this and it’s an insult to Marines who earn that title. But then it goes downhill from there. First off, there are no ex-Marines. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Next up, Marines are not soldiers. They are Marines. Soldiers are Army. Point 3, we don’t know any Marines who would condone another Marine hitting a woman. PTSD or not, that shit would get called out. In addition, there are no Marines who say “Hey rah.” WTF is that bullshit? I had to stop reading and ask my husband if he ever heard that and he was instantly pissed. So, no. Don’t do that. It’s Ooh-rah or for some of the newbie Marines out there it can be shortened to just Rah, kind of growly-like. Finally, the use of the term motard is ridiculous. It’s a specific term that rarely if ever gets used anymore. And yet, in this book it’s portrayed as common. Nope. Not happening. So, I’m extremely disappointed in this addition to the series.

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