Saturday, October 05, 2013


Author:  Justin Kramon
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3/5 (just okay)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  82

From the Publisher:
To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, “a great beast of a birthday,” as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy that has stripped her of her greatest talent, is flattered by Sam’s attention. But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.

Told in alternating points of view, The Preservationist is the riveting tale of Julia and Sam’s relationship, which begins to unravel as the threat of violence approaches—and Julia becomes less and less sure whom to trust.

I thought this book had some good parts, but in general it seemed to lack in emotion.  It really was a bit flat for a psychological thriller.  I believe the writing style was much of the cause.  There was a lot of telling, instead of showing, and I prefer more dialog.  However, it did provide some creepiness, as well as red herrings and the buildup of suspense.  The short chapters aided in making this a quick read.

My thanks go to Partners In Crime Tours for sending me with this eBook.


  1. His first book was so good so I'm disappointed that you didn't love this.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ I don't know about his first book, but this one was just okay. Don't let my thoughts stop you from giving it a go. :)

  2. Thanks for your thoughts. I've heard some great things about this book but it's good to know your thoughts too! Thanks!!

    1. Gina ~ Yep! Everybody has their own experience.


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