Monday, July 2, 2012

Roadkill / John Rasor

Reviewed by: Pete Barber

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Approximate word count: 75,000-80,000 words

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Jason Rasor is a writer and blogger living in California. He has two novels available on Amazon including Roadkill.


When Rodney Garrison’s wife and unborn child die in a road accident caused by a driver distracted by her cell phone, he becomes unhinged and begins targeting other drivers using their phones and ramming them off the road with his vehicle.


The transformation of Rodney Garrison from distraught husband to crazed serial killer is well done and believable. Rather than a typical ‘FBI/Police profile and track serial killer’ storyline, the author involves four process servers (guys who deliver legal papers for attorneys) in the hunt. The back-stories and banter surrounding these friends adds depth to the novel. Additionally, the police team responsible for the case is made up of believable and interesting characters, and, for once, they aren’t portrayed as dumb cops.

Well drawn characters make for a good story, and Roadkill has them in spades.

The writing is crisp and the editing thorough. Except for one chapter near the middle of the book where the author’s opinions on race and prejudice leak through in the guise of an over-long dialogue between two of the friends, Roadkill is a fast-paced read that kept me engaged throughout.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant typos.

Rating: **** Four stars


Vicki said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds interesting.

How graphic is it?

Pete said...

There are no gory details. The story focuses on the action.

Vicki said...

Thanks, Pete. That's great to know.