Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Review - The Forever Watch by David B. Ramirez

Title: The Forever Watch
Author: David B. Ramirez
Pages: 464
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: 20th March 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

The Noah: a city-sized ship half-way through an eight hundred year voyage to another planet. In a world where deeds and even thoughts cannot be kept secret a man is murdered; his body so ruined that his identity must be established from DNA evidence. Within hours all trace of the crime is swept away hidden as though it never happened.
Hana Dempsey a mid-level bureaucrat genetically modified to use the Noah's telepathic internet begins to investigate. Her search for the truth will uncover the impossible: a serial killer who has been operating on board for a lifetime... if not longer.

And behind the killer lies a conspiracy centuries in the making.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and David B. Ramirez*

2/5 stars

Hana Dempsey, a City Planner, lives on the Noah - a huge spaceship that is home to the surviving members of the human race. 
Hana returns to living her life after nine months unconscious as part of the obligatory Breeding Duty. 
While mourning the loss of the baby that she will never know, Hana helps her friend Leonard (Leon) Barrens find out what happened to his mentor. 
Their search will lead to them uncovering dark secrets that will affect everyone on the Noah.

This was an okay read.
 I was intrigued by the premise and enjoyed it to start with but then I lost interest. 
The characters were alright but the plot seemed too drawn out and didn't grip me.

Overall this was an okay read that was slightly disappointing.