Book Review: The Ridealong by: Michaelbrent Collings

Publication Date: April 27, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: It was supposed to be just one more ridealong, a night when high schooler Melissa Latham accompanies her father on his patrol. But when a psychotic killer targets them for a wicked game, the night turns into a high-speed chase where there is no prize for second place. 

They have to find a killer before he murders the next one of their friends. 

They have to find a killer before they are caught and charged for the murder of the men he's already killed. 

They have to find a killer… before he finds them. 

Review: THE RIDEALONG is told in first-person by Melissa, Officer Latham’s teenage daughter, who she convinces to take her on a ridealong on his first day returning to work after being on leave. Officer Latham was on leave after a horrific shootout and Melissa’s afraid to lose him now that he’s going back to work. However, there’s something sinister waiting for the Lathams as a killer decides to play a game…

THE RIDEALONG is a creepy and dramatic thriller which is an excellent example of psychological horror. The most character development is found in Officer Latham and Melissa, but this works for me as they are the focus of the story and the other characters are important only because of how they related to the Lathams. I loved the psychological terror the author is able to evoke through the smooth writing and tight pacing. THE RIDEALONG isn’t for everyone, but if it sounds like your cup of tea, definitely check this book out!

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