A Little Bit of Background
Dana Barney is an Austin based author. He received his B.A. in writing from Bennington College in Vermont. Flat Line is his first book, which he wrote in 2015. The sequel to this book, Half Life, just came out this past year in 2017.
Now Flat Line is about an investigative journalist, Peter Richards, whose life starts to go downhill after he gets fired from his job.
I liked the whole ride of the book. The book felt like I was going through a movie. He gets fired, a murder happens, and then he wakes up in the hospital with an artificial heart. And that's not even half of it! Barney does a great job making the reader feel like you are watching an action, mystery movie.
The other thing I enjoyed was the twists. There are multiple twists and turns int his book that can really get the reader to read the book in a one night sitting.
I also like to point out the accurate Texas references. The story takes place in Austin Texas and Peter's character visits real Austin places and real Austin streets. Peter also travels up north in Texas and the author still stays true to the accurate place in Texas. Any reader can appreciate an accurate setting of a real place and Texas readers, like me, will appreciate this to a next level.
What Was Least Enjoyable
The other thing was that this book felt like a great book, but it would be a better movie. Not that this is a bad or unenjoyable thing, but it would be great as a movie of some sorts.
In conclusion, this was a great mystery thriller. This does have some more gory parts, especially towards the end, but if you like that stuff, then you should be fine. I really enjoy mystery books and this is one book to pick up and put on your bookshelf. Until next time, Happy Reading!