Bizarre messages carved into the flesh of two corpses in Mobile, Alabama, launch a special unit devoted to solving psychotic crimes. They’re also launching Detective Carson Ryder into a nightmare with only one weapon-his own terrifying past.
This is the first book in the Detective Carson Ryder Series, and unfortunately for me, I can’t say that I really enjoyed it all that much. It was dreadfully slow. I found it got bogged down in “police office politics” too much. It also annoyed the heck out of me how Ryder’s partner referred to him as “Cars”. I mean, that just didn’t sound natural to me. It would have made more sense if he had called him Ryder. The twists were missing, and the murderer felt very tame. Compared with one of Chris Carters books, this was very placid. Wasn’t any real wow factor for me which was a shame because I love series like this. But I think it’s a tricky crowd to write for now because there are some really good authors with similar series so you really have to think above an beyond what everyone else is writing to make yours stand out. Although the writing was simple to read and flowed well, I can’t say anything else positive about this one unfortunately. However, I will continue on with the series, in hopes that grow on me because there’s always a chance.
I rated The Hundredth Man: 2/5 stars