Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book Review: Things in Ditches by Jimmy Olsen

Goodreads Summary: A murder mystery novel. The story of Phillip "Dutch" Cleland, a man with a hidden past and a future about to explode in his face. A seemingly average man whose love for two women drives him to such extremes that deception, even murder and suicide are not longer unthinkable.
When a lovely corpse is discovered near Dutch's home town, the nearby ditches begin to yield a harvest of secrets, none of them comforting for Dutch. Soon he is forced to flee for his life, before his past and the police slip a noose around his neck.
Things In Ditches is peopled with small town characters that are so humorous and eccentric, their oddball antics enliven every paragraph and page. A reader can't help but be reeled in by the strange citizens of Willow River, until soon discovering they're really not so different from all of us and Dutch's story is the oldest story on earth; good and evil, betrayal and laughter. And finally, the power of love and friendship, forging one man's determination to overcome all odds, even death.
SOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to leave the review short and sweet because I don't want to give anything away. It's a mystery :)))
I love a really good mystery and sometimes they are hard to come by but Things in Ditches was just that. It was humorous and a page turner. This murder mystery takes place in a small town in Minnesota.  is a story of Dutch who is the suspect that killed Vicky who was found dead in a ditch.  Throughout the story we are told of Vicky's life and how she ended up deceased and left in the ditch. Dutch who is experiencing murder/suicide is on the run. 
The plot was very thought out and I enjoyed reading it so much. As I said it is humorous and has some twist in the story. It reminded me of Perry Mason, Murder She wrote, and all of those other t.v shows that are like that. I look forward to reading more books by this author. 
Rating 5stars
Recommend? Yes!!