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Butterfly on the Storm by Walter Lucius
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bookshelves: 2017, dnf

DNF @ 20%

I gave this until 20% to give this a bit of a chance before I decided to give it up (I wanted to give it up at 5%).

I'm disappointed to put this one down because I thought it could be a new series to get into... but no. This is not a badly written book and already the premise for the crime is pretty unique. But I have an issue with our main character, Farah, and the fact that this was already overly sexual for a police procedural type novel.

My issues with the main character are as follows:
- She is some sort of kung fu master, with an aggressive rage she can't control, but she's soft as anything really... Cliche.
- She is a model... Or rather she is described as a model lookalike. Why does she have to be so pretty? So she gets her way with everyone that she meets? Give me a break.
- She drives a fancy old "badass" car. Oh, she's soooo cool.
- She has the most expensive of clothing brands to wear and is sleeping with a movie director? It's time to stop.

As for the sexual bits, here's my issues:
- Farah just happens to walk into the blast from a fire engine? Results of this? Wet tshirt, and she's not wearing a bra. Lots of breast talk. Gross.
- Before the first 5% of the book is over we have a sex scene that's semi graphic. I'm no prude but it just didn't feel right.

So that's why I put this book down so early. I feel bad, it's a Netgalley book and I don't like DNFing a book given to me for the purposes of a review, but I wouldn't have been able to finish this one before publication date, or even within a week, probably.

Note: if you're into police procedurals you may very well like this book, this is just my personal preference for the kind of crime novels I like to read.

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

February 28, 2017 – Shelved
February 28, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 23, 2017 – Started Reading
March 23, 2017 –
2.0% "Started this morning... very weird opening scene to our mc"
March 23, 2017 –
5.0% "Oh dear, I'm already really not loving this and I'm only 5% through. Will give it until 20% before I make up my mind"
Finished Reading
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: dnf

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