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Book Review – Head Shot by Dani Amore

Head Shot by Dani Amore is a story of a struggling Hollywood actor who after staring as the serial killer on a true crime show got his worst nightmare after being mistaken as the actual killer. It’s a thriller story of chasing and mistaken identity with a pinch of HEA.

Head Shot by Dani Amore | Blushing GeekHead Shot by Dani Amore
Published on September 23, 2014
Genre: Thriller
257 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon
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Mike Sharpe is a struggling actor in Hollywood, hoping for his big break. He thinks he gets it when he lands the part of a serial killer on a true crime show. Unfortunately, it becomes his worst nightmare when a viewer mistakes him for the actual killer, and vows to bring him in dead or alive.


It’s been a while since I read thriller book that was not written from MHC and seeing that Halloween is coming, I might as well get on with my long list and see what I could read, then I came to this one.

The first few pages were fine, not that impressive but it was fine. The first few chapters introduces new characters with their own POV so it was a bit confusing at first, but it became better as I reached the part where they are finally hunting the killer.

I always like a story with mystery but this one only has a few of it as the suspect was named early in the book. I would have loved it if I’ve got the chance to be the investigator and name the culprit, but I guess it’s for the best as I’m never good with investigating anyway, haha. The whole story was about chasing the suspect and it wasn’t really that impressively executed. It was fine but not as good as MHC’s earlier books. I know it’s bad to compare but it’s hard not to.

The only thing I noticed that reminds me of MHC’s stories were the overwhelming number of characters. There’s quite a lot but unlike MHC it was all taken from each character’s POV so it was kind of confusing.

And speaking of characters, the suspect was really convincing. I love the fact that the author made his character so good that every time his part comes, I can’t help but cringe. It’s just quite ironic how his life ended lol. It was just…so sudden.

After reading the sypnosis above, I never would have thought that Mike was the main lead, I thought it was the investigator lol. But even if that’s the case, atleast the two of them has their own share of adventure especially Mike lol.

I’m not sure if I love the tone of this story but I guess it was good enough since I was able to finish it in just one sitting. The words used were very easy to understand too so that’s really a big plus. The plot was good but I think it just lacking something…something that will really boil my blood of excitement.

This is a thriller story but it definitely has an HEA plus I love the part that the “big” guy who screwed everything up was able to redeem himself. I really thought it was the end until he came and saved their butts, so you see, I really have to give this one another half stars for the surprising ending.


Preview & About The Author

Dan Ames, author | Blushing GeekDani Amore or also known as Dan Ames is an international bestselling author and winner of the Independent Book Award for Crime Fiction. He is the author of The JACK REACHER Cases. You can learn more about him at

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