I was provided a free digital copy of Shot Down by the author, Steven Sheiner, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a thriller with suspense, action, and even a bit of humor; and I could not put it down. True, it got off to a bit of a slow start in order to set the scene and establish the characters, but soon I was turning pages as fast as I could.
After learning of a school shooting near his home, Dr. Simon Spero buys a gun for protecting his family, and takes classes where he quickly becomes a great shot. Suffice it to say, being known as a great shot at a gun range is not always a good thing.
When making his weekly deposit from his optometry business, Simon finds himself cowering behind a desk when a man enters the bank firing bullets everywhere. Simon gathers his courage, and shoots the robber, and that is when his life takes a change of direction that will be almost impossible to reverse.
Thriller lovers everywhere absolutely must read Shot Down. You won’t be sorry.
What made The Grumpy Book Reviewer grumpy?
As usual, I sent my notes to the author for his personal use, to do with as he chooses. He made some of my recommended corrections. Here is a little of what I still recommend correcting:
- Mis-use of the word “premonition”;
- Brought (here) vs. take (there);
- but only one split infinitive, which makes me very happy.