When the Devil Whistles

So. I finished When the Devil Whistles by Rick Acker. My review is my opinion and you don’t have to agree with me at all. Another note: I have this book on my Kindle, so it’s a tad different.
First, let’s find out what the book is about. The story follows Allie Whitman, a professional whistle-blower. She has never been caught in what she does, be a temp accountant while searching for fraud to turn them in.
Now, when she gets into more trouble than she can handle and is in danger, the only one she can call on is the one that trusts her the least, her lawyer/friend Connor Norman.
I know that’s a watered down description but I don’t want to spoil anything. Now, on to my review.
This book just starts out way too slow. I was about halfway through before the book started to pick up, but despite that fact, I kept turning pages. Partly because I was waiting for the story to speed up, and another part because it was so well written.
Rick Acker definitely can write a book well. The characters had depth and you genuinely feel along with them. Rick Acker is very descriptive and paints an amazing picture in not just the characters but the scenery. You feel the danger, suspense, despair, etc.
It’s fair to say that this book is technically Christian, but unlike some books I have read, it’s not preachy with only fleeting references to faith and God. Also unlike the main character of other Christian books, Allie didn’t necessarily become a Christian in the end of the story.
There is a little bit of romance, but not a lot. Connor and Allie want to become more than friends but Connor’s company has policies against dating clients.
I can’t say much more without giving away the twists and turns, so that’s where I’m going to end.
Overall, I think this book is realistic with a realistic feel. Because of the slow start, I’d give this book a three point five out of five.
I got this book on my Kindle for free so if you have a Kindle or and iPod Touch or iPhone, get the free app, and check out Kindle bestsellers. Some of the books are duds but sometimes they’re pretty good.
If you’ve read this book please tell me what you thought of it. Also, tell me games, books, apps, etc. that you want me to review. Until next time. 🙂
-Danyelle

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