“Fresh Kills is marketed as a crime mystery, but don't be fooled, it's really a story about John Sanders, Jr, a man trying to deal with his internal turmoil after the sudden death of his father. John Sr. was an abrusive man to his wife and mostly to his son. John Jr. is prone to angry outbursts, consuming a lot of alcohol, and blaming every bad thing in his life on his father. But with his dad murdered and being cheated of the final confrontation he'd always expect to have with him, Jr. has no one to blame his personal woos on but himself.
There are times where John is seeking answers regarding the murder, but his efforts are so amateurish and unproductive.
Fresh Kills was okay, it held my attention and in the end a lesson has been learned. But first you have to deal with the unlikable character of John Sanders, Jr. If not for the secondary characters, like his sister, his ex-girlfriend Molly, and his childhood friend, I'm not sure if I've work have finished the book. But I'm glad I stuck with it.
If the book wasn't marketed as a crime mystery, I made have given it a higher rating. ”
D K Gaston wrote this review Saturday, January 12, 2013.