Uncle Janice by Matt Burgess

21965106I had a love-dislike relationship with this novel. I picked it up because I work in law enforcement and was excited to see a novel from a female detective’s point of view—and an NYPD uncle, nonetheless.

Many of the characters were richly painted, but many fell flat. Janice, for one, felt detached to me. I think a first person narrative would have helped bridge the gap, because I never knew what she was feeling or thinking. She felt very emotionless.

The writing was very funny in parts, which kept me reading. It was definitely a unique experience. The narrative moved slowly, and I never felt that Janice was in real fear of losing her job—in fact, she felt very passionless about her undercover position. Though she said she didn’t want to go back to patrol, I never felt it.

Uncle Janice will be released on January 1, 2015.

I rated this a 3/5 on Goodreads and NetGalley.

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I received a free copy of this novel through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 

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