Mr Swirlee by Mike Faricy

Note: I chose this book based solely on the cover and title (and the fact that it was free). I did not read any reviews or even the description before reading it.

Dev Haskell is a private investigator who ends up getting more than he bargained for when he’s hired by the unlikable Mr. Swirlee to investigate a hit and run. Soon, there’s a few murders, an arson, and Dev is running from the police while trying to figure out what is going on.

Mr Swirlee by Mike Faricy is a good book. It’s outlandish at times, and a bit predictable, but it is still enjoyable. There is a bit more profanity than I like in a book and the amount of drinking (and casual sex – no details, thankfully) is insane. The ending is really what ruined it for me, though. It was going along and all of a sudden it fast forwarded a month and sort of tied up the loose ends without explaining how they were tied up. It’s almost like the author had no idea how to end a book and instead of going on for too long, didn’t go on long enough. For a quick, brain candy read, Mr Swirlee is a decent choice.

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 18
Pages Read in 2015: 5493
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