Chaos by Iris Johansen

Writer(s)Iris Johansen.
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing.
FORMAT: Paperback.
RELEASE DATE: September 1st 2020.
PAGES: 416.
GENRE(S): Thriller, Mystery.
ISBN-13: 978-1-53287-1995-4.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.


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24 thoughts on “Chaos by Iris Johansen

    1. Thank you so much, Kim. Oh man, it’s sad to hear that. I can only imagine the reasons that brought you to stop reading her series. I deduce, based only on this novel, that her stories all have a similar formula nowadays. It really felt like everything was diluted in water or something…

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  1. Ouch. I’d been curious about this author and several others who’s books I keep seeing. They appear to be very prolific authors. But nothing has sparked my interest quite enough to get me to try them, at least not yet. And now with this review I’m even less likely to anytime soon. It does confirm some fears I had based on the cover designs of some of these books. But it can always be hard to really judge a book that way (I guess that’s why there’s even that saying about it…). This is an unfortunate example of you taking the hit so some of the rest of us don’t have to. Thanks for that, Lashaan! (Look, only one exclamation mark) 🙂 Do you think you might try something else by the author, or was this enough?

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    1. I totally know what you mean. It is exactly why I even gave this book a chance. I thought I’d finally discover why this author publishes so much and why there seems to be a huge fanbase for her stuff. It’s how I felt for Stephen King before I finally read one of his books and understood why he’s so famous.

      I honestly still think that judging books by their cover is still a solid strategy, especially if you didn’t have time to do some research beforehand. At least when you pick one up based solely on the cover, there’s a good chance that you’ll be reading it “positively” biased, giving the book a chance to impress you more afterward hahahah

      I’m glad to take the hit for y’all though. It also allows me to scratch an author off my list. In this case, there’s a good chance I won’t try anything else by her until someone STRONGLY suggests it to me, personally. Far too many other authors/books I still want/need to read in my life! 😀

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  2. Oh no! Despite of having a soft spot for horses, I am going to steer well clear of this one. The characters are always super important to me, but sometimes a strong plot can make up for mediocre characters. But this one seems to have nothing to draw you in, really. Hope your next read will be more enjoyable.

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  3. I used to read all of Iris Johansen’s book, but I agree, they have gotten tedious. There is little to develop the characters unless it is a series. Lots to suspend relief about. Too bad this one didn’t measure up to the synopsis for you Lashaan.

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  4. 🤣🤣🤣 Fab review, Lashaan!
    I especially loved the horse touch – your mounting (pun intended) exasperation with this fetish made me laugh! Not to mention the exclamation marks!!! 😂😂😂

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