The Corruptible

Today I’m going to be reviewing The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir. I probably would have posted a review a lot sooner but, I was waiting for this book to arrive.
Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn is adjusting to the not-so glamorous lifestyle of being a private investigator with a painful disability. Now, he’s being cornered in a bathroom stall by the unfaithful husband of a client and is wondering why he chose this career.
When he gets a case seems easy enough, it turns out there’s more to the story than meets the eye. And Ray and his partner Crevis are belly deep in it.
One of the best parts about this book is Ray’s friends. Crevis will go to the ends of the earth to protect and help Ray and Pam is one of the only people that he trusts and can tell it to him straight.
Another good part about this story is the thoughts running through Ray’s mind on occasion. They had me smirking and shaking my head because I’d want to do the same.
But, with good comes bad. The drinking in this book is pretty bad. Ray doesn’t sloshed but he does depend on the alcohol to keep going, which his friends hate.
Also, the book was a tad predictable. I figured out who did it half way through. I didn’t, however, guess it all and was shocked with some of the culprits.
There is no real romance in this story. Ray goes on a couple of dates with Megan but that’s pretty much it.
The faith in Pam leaves no doubt that this is a Christian book and the way Pam broaches faith and God with Ray is perfect. She tells him in ways that are non-threatening.
Overall I enjoyed this book. I found it a little predictable, but with some great plot twists. The story isn’t very original, but the author makes it his own. Will I read it again? Probably not. But, then again, I don’t reread most of the books on my shelves. I give it a three point five out of five.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review