Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne

Fifty Mice: A Novel

Daniel Pyne

Rating and Recommendation

Rating: 4 teacups

Recommendation: Yes

Book Club Worthy: Yes in one of the Genres


How would you convince “The Witness Protection” Marshalls that you are the wrong person and do not know what they think you do? Could You? That is where Jay Johnson finds himself…

The foundation for this plot is incredible and it was a good read. It lacked some in execution, which made it a little bit too cloudy at points. I do recommend it as a very good book. If you just skipped over the times that it becomes a little confusing or repetitive in Jay’s telling of his story, then it reads about a 4 ½ rating. It is a little disappointing as the ending is so unbelievable, in a good way, that there were those times where something was lost in the translation between the reader and Jay’s story.

The storyline itself was quite a bit of fresh air. Pyne gave nothing away through the whole novel and I love that in my mystery/thrillers.  Too many times I am able to figure out what is happening half way through the plot if not the third chapter or so, not this book. It read really quickly and seemed full of action with the exception of those few parts I mention in the above paragraph. Without those sections, I would have easily given the book a 5, unfortunately it receives a 4 with a high recommendation with the above execution problems.

This book is for those of you who love a mystery, thriller, adult themes, an unusual plot, and a most shocking ending.


* I would like to thank PENGUIN GROUP Blue Rider Press via NetGalley for an unreleased copy for a fair and honest review.

*If you buy this book through the above link money is generated, however, donated to the non-profit American Association of University Women (AAUW).

AAUW works empowering women, since 1881, standing up for causes in the areas of educational, social, economic and political issues especially important to women. Marie Currie was one of the first beneficiaries of the group that would become AAUW receiving monetary help to attend college. I am a proud member and believe that the profit from books seems a fitting donation.

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