Evocative Romance. Unexpected Evil.

An author with a dark side and a light side...happily exploring both.

Review: The Watch

The Watch - Tyner Gillies

Overall, a fairly solid thriller and an enjoyable read, though I did have a couple of problems with it. First, I would have liked to see the language significantly toned down. Yes, cops swear (a lot, to be honest), but I found the amount and colour of the language used in the book to be more than a little distracting. It wasn't necessary to the story, and I think that Gillies limits his audience with keeping it as strong as he has. Second, as one who has worked in the RCMP as a civilian member (dispatch) and who is married to a cop, I had issues with some of the relationships between the officers in Gillies' book. In particular, the animosity between the major crimes unit and the uniformed officers...in my experience (and that of my husband), it just doesn't exist. Rather, they rely on each other and work together without the rivalry Gillies describes. Despite its shortcomings, however, the story did pull me in and hold my attention. Recommended for fans of supernatural fantasy.

Currently reading

The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Frank Wilczek