Hi everyone! Okay so we have a Sunday post today because I have a book review to share with you all! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Driven by Dane Cobain, and today’s post is all about why.Firstly I have to apologise, this post was meant to go live last week, but things just all piled up and I didn’t get around to writing it. So thank you Dane for being so understanding.
Dane first approached me about reviewing Driven, and I got so excited about reading it. I love a good crime or mystery novel, and so Driven was right up my street – a private investigator, a somewhat suspicious death, and I was hooked immediately. But before I go any further, I should probably tell you a little about Dane.
Dane Cobain is an author, freelance writer, book blogger, poet and (occasional) musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books for his award-winning book blog, SocialBookshelves.com, while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia. His releases include No Rest for the Wicked(supernatural thriller), Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (poetry) Former.ly (literary fiction), Social Paranoia (non-fiction), Come On Up to the House (horror) and Subject Verb Object (anthology).
The blurb for Driven had me desperate to get my hands on the book, so when the ebook arrived in my inbox I just had to start it straight away. You can find the blurb below!
Meet private detective James Leipfold, computer whizzkid Maile O’Hara and good-natured cop Jack Cholmondeley in the first book of the Leipfold series.
A car strikes in the middle of the night and a young actress lies dead in the road. The police force thinks it’s an accident, but Maile and Leipfold aren’t so sure.
Putting their differences aside, and brought together by a shared love of crosswords and busting bad guys, Maile and Leipfold investigate. But not all is as it seems, as they soon find out to their peril…
While reading Driven, I kept thinking about the PI story by J K Rowling, and how brilliant Driven would be as a screenplay or on TV. So much so that I was telling anyone and everyone about it! The writing was so easy to follow, and there wasn’t too much given away throughout so you can’t guess the ending before you get there – well, I couldn’t. One thing that I found somewhat difficult at first was keeping up with who was who, but by the time I reached about 10% of the way in, I had it all figured out and was able to really enjoy the book – more so than I already was, which I didn’t think was possible!
I would highly recommend Driven to absolutely anyone who loves a good crime novel, or is looking for something light enough without it being that light you could forget about it. It’s suitable for pretty much any reading demographic, and I do think we have to congratulate Dane Cobain on such a fantastic piece of work! I, for one, will be looking into topping up my To Be Read pile with some more of Dane’s work.
If you want to get your hands on a copy, you can do so here!
Have you read any of Dane Cobain’s books? Or does Driven sound like the perfect book for you? Let me know in the comments below!