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4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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Published (first published May 30th 2011)
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Aug 26, 2012 Guilie rated it it was ok
I was very tempted to give this book a single star. Why didn't I? Three reasons: this is a very well-designed whodunnit that keeps you guessing till the end (even though throughout the middle I felt 100% I had my answer), the main character has one of the most compelling flaws I've seen in a long time (ex-cop with heroin addiction), and the author clearly shows talent. Why, then, only two stars? Because of the writing. Sadly, this is one of those indie publications that people refer to, with a ...more
Marilou George
Dec 07, 2011 Marilou George rated it it was amazing
Cal Rogan is addicted to heroin and as a consequence he has lost his job as a police officer, a job that he dearly loved and still does. He has also lost a wife that he still deeply loves and has a seven year old daughter who is the joy of his life. Wanting to save all that he holds dear he is ready to go to a detox facility and clean up his life. But life as he knows it suddenly takes a evil and deadly turn as he finds his best friend dead of what the police have determined to be a suicide. Cal ...more
Donald Grant
Feb 29, 2012 Donald Grant rated it it was amazing
A common theme in crime books is a cop with issues, broken marriage, saving the day in the end. While all of these things are in French's "Junkie", he adds enough new twists to each that the reader can only hold on and enjoy the ride. Just when you think you know what is going on the author surprises you and takes you in a different direction. Anyone who reads very much also knows you don't write a story with multiple first person viewpoints. If there was ever an exception to that rule, "Junkie" ...more
Oct 04, 2011 Kaye rated it it was amazing
Cal Rogan former rising star detective has been fired from the Police Dept because of his heroin addiction. On his weekly visit with his seven year old daughter that he adores she ask him, "Being a junkie's a good thing, right Daddy". This makes him realize that he finally must take the necessary steps to rid himself of the habit. At the same time his best friend commits suicide - or does he? Cal doesn't think so and sets out to prove it as he gets himself clean and hopefully back on the police ...more
Gill Wyatt
Jul 24, 2013 Gill Wyatt rated it it was amazing
Right from the start I loved this book. It had it all, description, a protagonist that I cared about, characters who seemed real, and an ever growing, interesting plot. Robert P.French clearly knows the ins and outs of police work and it shows, and it flows beautifully too. I highly recommend this book.
Oct 22, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book, well worth the read. Cannot wait for the next book. Really enjoyed the chapters from different characters and the perspective from not just your ordinary cop. Thoroughly enjoyed this!
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