Review: Golden Arms by G. Franklin Prue

Golden ArmsDetective John Husker enters a murder scene of a female DEA Agent murdered in the basement of a tenement apartment complex named the GOLDEN ARMS.Detective Husker works on solving the mystery and he re-learns why he became a cop in the first place…

The last thing I want to do when someone asks me to review a book is give it a negative review. There are books that really make me angry, but those are typically from established authors who I know can do better. But when I get a book like this, it almost breaks my heart to type up this review.

As far as I’m concerned, I probably got an early copy of this book. One without editing and help with the restructuring it needed. But I forced myself for two days to make it through this book.  The copy that was given to me was unreadable. It’s as simple as that. First off, there were way too many metaphors and idioms being used. I had to reread the first two chapters three times to try to understand some of the sentences. It was an odd combination where some sentences had multiple metaphors within. Add on to that, several sentences needed to be completely restructured.

I was disappointed, because I saw a true potential with some of the plot ideas. But there’s only so much I can do when a book is in serious need of an editor. The only thing I can do to help is to keep my review here and hope that maybe the copy I got was just a bad one.


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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

2 comments on “Review: Golden Arms by G. Franklin Prue

  1. That’s to bad. I hope you supplied your review to the editor or author anyway.

    • I haven’t typed up my response to the author yet. I struggled all weekend about what to do. I’ve never been in this position with a review before and I would hate offend someone’s work.

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