November 28, 2018

#BookReview: The Perfect Candidate by @pstonebooks Thanks to @simonteen

About the Book:

From debut author Peter Stone comes a heart-stopping, pulse-pounding political thriller that’s perfect for fans of Ally Carter and House of Cards.

When recent high school graduate Cameron Carter lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. When he lacks connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend and mentor in fellow staffer Ariel Lancaster.

That is, until she winds up dead.

As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it—and with his family’s future at stake—he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy.

If it doesn’t get him killed first

About the Author: Peter Stone is a lifelong fan of thrillers on the big screen, small screen, and page. Prior to his career in TV and film marketing, he worked in Washington, DC, first as an intern on Capitol Hill and later as a Spanish tutor for a former Speaker of the House. The Perfect Candidate is his debut novel. He lives in Tokyo, Japan, with his wife and two sons.

Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Thriller, Mystery

My Review: When I started this one I wasn't too sure about it. I am not into politics at all but it sounded like a really interesting story so I thought I would give it a try and man if even you don't like politics this was one amazing title!! This needs to be a movie!

The story started out with the normal high school grad going to a summer job.  It was a great way to start this story as we got some past information about the character and was driven right to the thick of the story.  I really enjoyed the pacing in this one as every step took me closer to the twist.  I didn't feel like this was predictable at all which was great. So many thrillers fail to surprise me but this one did a great job! The espionage, late night meets, chases, and action was done wonderfully and really made this one intense story!  I also enjoyed that the author doesn't shy away from a lot of the darker choices that really speak volumes for the current political climate.

The characters in this one were wonderful.  There were quite a few of them but it was pretty easy to keep track of everyone.  I also enjoyed the romance between the main character and the daughter of the US Ambassador to Mexico.  It was an ingenious idea to do a lot of their relationship revel through text messages.  I also found out that the author used his firsthand experience as a former Congressional intern to give us a real look at how interns work which made this story feel more real.  At the time that I read this, I didn't even know that so that was a nice surprise.

The end of this one was speedy which worked really well for this book. I will say that this one kind of ends on a slight cliffhanger. It ends in a way that I really hope that there will be a book two to this one!! Because, ya I need one! If you are looking for something to drown your political sorrows in check this one out!

Go Into This One Knowing: Political Intrigue, Cliffhanger, Humor

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