Friday, September 14, 2012

[Review] - Clean by Alex Hughes

Title: Clean
Author: Alex Hughes
Series: Mindspace Investigations
Genre: Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 4, 2012

I received this book from Penguin Books, in exchange for an honest review.


I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars.

My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it—real scary.

Now the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city—and I’m aching for a fix. But I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.

Thoughts: Our hero is a telepath and he use to work for the guild until they banned him for his drug abuse.  Nowadays he works for the police, specifically with Isabella Cherabino. Cherabino's recent case is a hard one. Six different murders and she's stumped.  She will need our hero's telepathic help to catch the killer.

Good read! I loved the setting and the world-building was excellent.  For me there was slow patch at the beginning. But all in all Clean was an intriguing story, with a complex hero. I quite liked him. While he is pretty messed up, he came off feeling very realistic. As for the love interest (if you can call her that) Isabella Cherabino was a bit of a crab ass. From the moment she appeared, she rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't care for her at all.  If you enjoy a good murder mystery with a dash of science fiction and urban fantasy then you'll want to check out Clean.

Score: 3 Stars

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Diane :O)



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