Official Review: Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any crime, thriller, mystery or horror books or series.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
kelso9326
Posts: 41
Joined: 30 Aug 2019, 13:58
2019 Reading Goal: 16
Favorite Book: Life Expectancy
Currently Reading: Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
Bookshelf Size: 71
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelso9326.html
Latest Review: The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings

Re: Featured Official Review: Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

Post by kelso9326 » 16 Sep 2019, 19:59

I love reading thrillers. I've never read one with our current political climate tied in though. I'm adding it to my to-read list. Great review.

User avatar
djr6090
Posts: 176
Joined: 29 Jun 2019, 10:15
2019 Reading Goal: 40
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 107
Favorite Book: From Liberty to Magnolia
Currently Reading: The Hand Bringer
Bookshelf Size: 55
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-djr6090.html
Latest Review: From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream by Janice S. Ellis

Post by djr6090 » 17 Sep 2019, 08:30

I am puzzled by the scewed political viewpoint. I worked in government myself, and my co-workers and I were always a study in neutrality. Without exception. You got used to the pendulum of liberal vs conservative, and staying in the middle preserved your job.

User avatar
Nisha Ward
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1519
Joined: 04 Feb 2019, 15:00
2019 Reading Goal: 40
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 87
Favorite Author: Garth Nix
Favorite Book: F in Exams
Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Bookshelf Size: 203
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nisha-ward.html
Latest Review: The Turn by Matthew Tysz
Reading Device: B0794RHPZD
fav_author_id: 4351

Post by Nisha Ward » 17 Sep 2019, 09:30

The author's political stance is a bit of a turn off here but I'm glad rhat there is some nuance to his portrayal of Islam and the different sects. There's always a risk of dangerous generalisation so that's a good place to start.
"...while a book has got to be worthwhile from the point of view of the reader it's got to be worthwhile from the point of view of the writer as well." - Terry Pratchett on The Last Continent and his writing.

girly girl
Posts: 18
Joined: 04 Jul 2019, 08:39
Currently Reading: The Employee Millionaire
Bookshelf Size: 28
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-girly-girl.html
Latest Review: Demon Freaks by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison

Post by girly girl » 18 Sep 2019, 05:12

Wow, your review made the book look really appealing. I will read on it some more but I'm 90% sure I will buy it.

User avatar
Gathoni1991
Posts: 221
Joined: 23 Jan 2019, 13:36
2019 Reading Goal: 20
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Currently Reading: Elf Accord
Bookshelf Size: 26
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gathoni1991.html
Latest Review: The Neighbour At Number 18 (Reload) by Hawa Crickmore

Post by Gathoni1991 » 18 Sep 2019, 15:24

Sounds like something I would definitely read. Your review is solid!

User avatar
Falconcrest
Posts: 74
Joined: 23 Jun 2019, 13:09
2019 Reading Goal: 100
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 11
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-falconcrest.html
Latest Review: The Spirit of Want by William H. Coles

Post by Falconcrest » 18 Sep 2019, 16:19

This review is very solid and filled with the right amount of information. I am sure this is going to be a very hard book to put down. There is no place for hate or unjustified violence in this world kudos to the author for an amazing story and thanks for an outstanding review.

User avatar
Jade_2451
Posts: 1
Joined: 19 Sep 2019, 06:07
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Jade_2451 » 19 Sep 2019, 06:15

It is also to be noted that as a fellow Muslim, the concept of humanitarian views shared by people across religious and geopolitical borders is being shared here which I feel might be interesting to read.

User avatar
Opeyemioladele9060
Posts: 4
Joined: 19 Sep 2019, 06:56
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Opeyemioladele9060 » 19 Sep 2019, 09:51

This definitely sounds like an event that could happen. I'm not sure it was necessary to include such politically charged statements. It would appeal to a wider audience without that. It still sounds interesting, though. To the writer

User avatar
Clorinda Donovan
Posts: 228
Joined: 26 Feb 2019, 17:58
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 42
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 121
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-clorinda-donovan.html
Latest Review: Containment Breach by Wm. A. Yandell

Post by Clorinda Donovan » 19 Sep 2019, 15:40

Religiously motivated international terrorism is a frightening thing but I am incapable of reading such horror stories. Your review was wonderful but I'll pass on this one.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

User avatar
Hari Omar
Posts: 1
Joined: 20 Sep 2019, 02:45
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Hari Omar » 20 Sep 2019, 02:59

I would say, it's because of only this book I experienced action, drama, history at the same time. The issues are described in such a way that it will bind you with the situation. My favorite character is Lara Edmond - FBI agent of this novel. I ordered novel form SapnaOnline and got it delivered in 1 day at my home. When I started reading
Devil in False Colors, I found it to be as another trivial novel but then I was so into it and found it so interesting. I think this is a must read for everyone.

Hellofeen
Posts: 14
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 15:47
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 3
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hellofeen.html
Latest Review: Rosemary's Beach House by Linda Heavner Gerald

Post by Hellofeen » 20 Sep 2019, 04:26

The reviewer has said it all. The book sounds very much interesting. I love anything that has to do with investigation. Thumbs up for the reviewer!

User avatar
Soph H
Posts: 5
Joined: 31 May 2019, 06:37
Currently Reading: Oroszlánkórus
Bookshelf Size: 445
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-soph-h.html
Latest Review: Man Mission by Eytan Uliel

Post by Soph H » 20 Sep 2019, 06:02

The story seems to be containing multiple subjects and real life connections that most people don’ want to hear or talk about these days.That is precisely why it’s really important that we have books like these. I rarely ever read thrillers but this one made it to my to-read-list. Thanks for the great review!

User avatar
Stephanie Elizabeth
Posts: 1112
Joined: 18 Jul 2018, 15:41
2019 Reading Goal: 40
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 102
Currently Reading: Skills of the Warramunga
Bookshelf Size: 52
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-stephanie-elizabeth.html
Latest Review: The Girl Who Cheated Death by Alan Baker

Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » Today, 08:26

This book sounds quite involved; I think I would be a bit lost with the political issues, but the premise sounds interesting and terrifying. I like that the characters are well-developed and they work on a case where they try to bring down those responsible for committing such a horrific crime. Hope the victims and their families get the justice that they deserve. Thanks for the wonderful review!

User avatar
gali
Site Admin
Posts: 40076
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2019 Reading Goal: 100
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 73
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Currently Reading: The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
Bookshelf Size: 1953
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gali.html
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
fav_author_id: 2484

Post by gali » Today, 08:28

A thriller revolving around two agents investigating a terrorist attack on a Jewish preschool sounds intense. Nicely developed characters, important themes, and an exciting plot add to the thrill. That the book was well-edited is a plus. Not being PC isn't necessarily a bad thing. Religion-based terrorism is an existing reality, and one should not be afraid to speak up about it. Thank you and good luck!
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

User avatar
kittent
Posts: 1
Joined: 10 Oct 2019, 20:35
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by kittent » Today, 08:32

This book deals with current problems and historical events. I’m not sure I’d finish it, based on the first few chapters. It’s painful to read about that much hate and violence. I’ll have to think about it.

Post Reply

Return to “Crime, Thrillers, Mystery and Horror Books”