Book Reviews of Light Before Day

Light Before Day
Light Before Day
Author: Christopher Rice
ISBN-13: 9781401300395
ISBN-10: 1401300391
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Miramax Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Very well written, with many twists and turns. Kept me on the edge of my seat.
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Helpful Score: 1
This has got to be one of the WORST books I have ever read. The only reason I'm being so kind and giving it 2 stars is because the story had potential, but it was just so poorly written I couldn't stand it. Some parts of the story were so over the top and unbelievable. It was like a car crash, I knew I shouldn't be looking at it but I just couldn't help it. A part of me did want to see how it all turned out, but I had to suffer through the whole thing for no good reason. The ending is so forgettable, even 2 days after finishing it I can't remember what the entire final outcome was because I just didn't care anymore. There were just too many stupid, "who-really-cares-about-them" characters and just too many twists and turns and stupid theories about "the truth". I was disappointed in this novel because I had read the other two novels by this auther, Snow Garden and Density of Souls and they were pretty good. I don't know WHAT happened with this story but it was awful.
This is just my opinion, but I can honestly say I have never read such a horribly written book.

About the book:
In California's Central Valley, an explosion of white-hot methamphetamine rips through a trailer, its blinding flash killing a dedicated schoolteacher in search of a student whose life is in danger...
In West Hollywood, a young reporter discovers that a Marine helicopter pilot visited the gay ghetto- just days before he sent his chopper spiraling into the Pacific Ocean...
And in the wilds of California's Gold Coast Ranges, a mercilessly angry young woman pursues the mythic killer she believes has murdered her mother...
So begins LIGHT BEFORE DAY, a dark new thriller of revenge and sexual obsession from NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Christopher Rice.
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Helpful Score: 1
A complex, thought-provoking mystery that winds from the mansions of Hollywood to the trailers of Visalia. From the best-selling author of The Snow Garden and A Density of Souls. I loved this book!
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Well, unlike other reviewers, I found the characters quite believable and rather sympathetic. About 80% of the book takes place in West Hollywood, and towards the end, the plot gets a little far-fetched, but that's true of most mysteries.
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In California's Central Valley, an explosion of white hot methamphetamine rips through a trailer ... In West Hollywood, a young reporter discovers that a Marine helicopter pilot visited the gay ghetto ... In the wilds of California's Coast Ranges, a mercilessly angry young woman pursues the mythic killer she believes has murdered her mother ...