Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · OnlineBookClub

Lemoncella Cocktail by Rene Natan

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Genre: Mystery/Crime
Number of Pages: 428
Publication Date: July 17, 2016
Rating: 3-star-review out of 5
OBC Rating: 2 out of 4 stars

This book has been officially reviewed for OnlineBookClub.

The review below is an alternate version of my OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my Official OBC review here: Lemoncella Cocktail


When Patrick Carter hears the screams of a young girl, his automatic response is to help her. But, what started out as a good deed ends up changing his life forever.

Once the task force hears of the attempted drowning of Samantha McLeod, they will do everything in their power to find the culprit(s), and Patrick might be the key to finding the responsible party.


The premise of the book is definitely strong and one that may capture many people’s attention. Also, the characters are likable, and I can easily see myself being friends with some of them.

However, there were some areas of the book that could have been improved. For instance, the plot itself wasn’t as exciting as it could have been. There were scenes that had the potential to put me at the end of my seat, but they were over and done with so quickly I had to re-read certain parts to make sure I didn’t miss out. There were some inconsistencies throughout the read. This includes what characters said/did and even misspelling of one character’s name. Also, I found it a bit frustrating not understanding the significance of the title until the end. Then, when the title was brought up, I didn’t understand how it related to the rest of the story.

Overall, a good start to a could-be intense crime/mystery novel, but needs quite a bit of work to make it a smoother and more plot-driven story.

Maybe. To those who like a light crime/mystery.

Again, my full thoughts can be found here.




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