Book Review: Never Forget by Richard Davis
ashley | I was happily surprised when I finished reading False Prophet by Richard Davis, so when Davis sent me his new book, Never Forget, I couldn’t wait to see what kind of action this sequel was going to pack.
Like False Prophet, Never Forget starts off quick and busy. Stuff is happening. New people are being quickly introduced. But luckily, good ol’ Saul is there to give a sense of familiarity and grounding to the situation.
What struck me as most interesting about this book is how much I learned from it, which isn’t necessarily expected from a book like this. I’m familiar with the idea of the dark net, but I had no knowledge of how it worked or where it came from. I’m familiar with certain cultures to an extent, but this delved deeply into certain Asian cultures a lot more than I ever have. It was interesting to receive lessons and learn information about such things while in the middle of this action-packed story. I liked the dynamic.
You get to see Saul Marshall’s conman background come into strong play this time around. He’s constantly coming up with deceitful schemes to get himself out of situations or get information out of other people. We even get to hear him reminisce about his past with friends he hasn’t seen in years, giving Davis an opportunity to further expand on these clever situations and these parts must have been a ton of fun to write!
Davis has this really easy feel to his writing. He writes about detailed and complicated things in such an easy and understandable way that it makes a story that could quickly be dragged down by details flow really quickly. I find his books addicting because of this. I can whip right through the pages, anxious to see what comes next, without missing anything and without losing my momentum.
Sometimes I wondered whether or not everything seemed a little too easy, a little too clever, and questioned the possibility of these things actually happening the way they did. It sometimes felt like the characters picked up on things unnaturally quick, having that advantage of Davis knowing where the story was going and him using those situations to bring it there, but Davis has brewed up such a non-stop thriller that it doesn’t even matter. Someone give this guy a movie deal already.
february 20, 2017
copy provided by author for honest review