Proxy by Daniel Moore

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Alyx was the best surveillance agent in the private security sector, until she walked away with a company secret. After months of slipping Lighthouse's radar, an old face reappears with a promise to right all that has gone wrong. With moneymen and grey hats at her side, this thief turned company woman is tested against demons from the past that threaten her future.


I can't say I liked this book, and I can't say I hated it. I don't want to say it was okay either, so the blasted required star rating of Amazon is going to be rough here. I have to say I didn't like it, but there was a possibility I could have liked it. I see talent glinting behind the heavy mask of typos and grammatical errors. As some one who supports indie authors and their work, I can and do try to overlook a few mistakes here and there, but, it can not be done when it interrupts the flow of the story - which it did. I finished reading the whole book because I was requested to review it and made a commitment to do so. I highly encourage the author to get someone to help them with proofreading.
That being said, I think the idea behind the story is compelling - politics, power, corruption, crime - and I could really get into it if I was given an inside to the main character. I felt like I was kept distant from Alyx. Her past kept being hinted at, and some big incident between her and another character - that she struggles with an urge to kill because of what happened. However, I read the whole book, and I am not sure what that even was. It could use a little more development - the story and the characters. I didn't really get to know them well. Even though I was interested in what was going on, in a lot of the scenes it felt disconnected, like I was running in the dark in an unfamiliar place.
Again, definitely could be a three or four star book, in my humble opinion, with a little more work.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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