February 18, 2014

Book Review: Enough Rope.

Enough RopeTitle: Enough Rope.
Author: P.L. Doss.
Series: Unsure.
Pages: 322.
Source: Publisher, for Review.
Publisher: Mayfair Press.
Published Date: 10/28/13.
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"During an early morning jog, Atlanta attorney Tom Halloran discovers the body of his friend and colleague, Elliot Carter, hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park. Even worse, the private and dignified Carter is grotesquely dressed in women’s clothes. Halloran is convinced that Elliot’s death is murder, not a tragic accident of autoerotic asphyxia-gone-wrong. 

But the medical examiner’s investigator, Hollis Joplin, is skeptical. He knows how difficult it would be to fake that kind of death, and he’s seen too much in his years on the Atlanta streets to be surprised by what people are capable of doing—to themselves or others. Then two more people die, and the clues lead back to a twenty-year-old kidnapping. 

The under-staffed Atlanta PD can’t give the case attention unless Carter’s death is ruled a homicide, so Joplin, with an eidetic memory that allows him to recall in three dimensions everything he’s seen, sets out to investigate it himself. Piece by piece, he and the relentless Halloran unravel a tale of greed, revenge, and family secrets—and put themselves right in the crosshairs of a calculating and ruthless killer."

My Thoughts:

*Thank you Mayfair Press for sending a copy of Enough Rope for Review*


Tom Halloran can't believe his eyes, when he sees the body of his friend, Elliot Carter, hanging from a tree, during his jog in the park. And while the police department isn't classifying Elliot's death as a homicide, but instead suicide. But Tom knows that his friend would never commit suicide in such a horrific way, and criminal investigator, Hollis Joplin, believes that there is a lot more going on here.

Over the years Tom and Elliot haven't talked much, but Tom tries to rattle his brain and come up with possible suspects. The first one he comes up with is Anne Carter; Elliot's soon to be ex-wife. He doesn't really know the reasons as to why Elliot and Anne were going through a divorce, because he lost contact with his friend, but divorces come with a lot of tension, so Anne seems a valid suspect.

Hollis Joplin is feeling the stress and tension building up in his life from work, especially with this new case. He knows that there is something behind this, and this man didn't commit this type of crime in such a public location.

Both Hollis and Tom are doing their own investigating, from finding pictures that may ruin Elliot's reputation, to the weird behaviors of Anne's doctor. But when Anne is found, through overdose, and her son dead as well, Tom and Hollis are completely thrown off.

There aren't very many suspects when it comes to the death of Elliot, his wife and his son. But the real murderer is much closer than Tom or Hollis would have ever thought, and they need to hurry to make sure he doesn't get away!

Final Verdict:

Enough Rope was the first criminal/murder adult book I've ever read. For two reasons, I'm AFRAID of scary movies, so I wasn't sure how I would feel about a scary (ish) book. And two, I just haven't picked one up, because I don't even know where to start. So when I was offered to review this one, there was no chance that I was going to turn it down.

I absolutely loved the characters in Enough Rope. Hollis was the typical criminal investigator I was hoping for, but who was also willing to put his heart on the line to not let his work completely take over his life, and meet a girl. Tom was not only good friend, but also husband and dad. I just found the characters to have depth and be realistic.

(We're so used to superpowers, or the Marvels, that's its almost weird to normal.)

Enough Rope ended in a way that I would never have suspected. Multiple times throughout the story I changed my guesses on who killed who, and how they did it. But never would I have guessed the real murderer, it was such a HUGE twist! You would believe my shock!!?

Ending did leave off with a possible second installment, I'm not sure, but if there is, I'll HAVE to pick myself up a copy!!


  1. I love books with such endings. I love to guess and then be surprised at the end. This book sounds interesting. Great review.

  2. I definitely am ready for a murder mystery and I love a twisted ending!

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings


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