Review: Head in the Box by C.P. Kemabia

24900627Title: Head In The Box
Author: C.P. Kemabia
Published: Jan. 14, 2015
Publisher: Speedy Publishing
Pages: 216
Genre: Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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Charlie and her roommates along with their friends could have never imagined that, after the birthday party of the night before, their morning would take a twisted turn with a macabre discovery: a box containing the head of a stranger.
Because of their different personalities and also because of another unfortunate event, they can't decide on the right way to deal with it.
Their disagreement ultimately triggers heated arguments and unsuspected passions. And as the story unfolds, the strain of their situation will take their relationship with one another to the very edge.
Yet most shocking will be the answer to the main question that is on everyone's mind: who is the man whose head ended up in the box and... who brought the box into their apartment?

I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

So the title and the synopsis is what pulled me to the book on NetGalley and to request it.
I started reading and it sounded like it was going to be something good until I just didn't start understanding the actions that all of the characters were doing.
I started thinking of the characters as young teens and not college age students because of the way they were acting when finding a head in a box. There didn't seem to be enough emotion and rational thinking. I think the author could have done a bit more character building because towards the end they all started running together for me. I think the only person I could tell you that stands out is Max and that is because he was the one covered in blood. 

So we start of the story with a party that has happened when it is time to clean up a bit Charlie and her roommates find a box with well a head in it. Whose is it? Why isn't there a crime scene? Who brought it in? All these questions get answered towards the end and I wasn't even thinking that this person would have been the one so that was a neat twist, and helped bump up the rating from a two to a three. With all of these people in a room dealing with this horrific scene you just know that things are going to get heated. Secrets are brought out tempers flare and you are just waiting to see what will happen next.
We go back and forth between each character stating why they should figure out the mystery instead of calling the cops which doesn't sound right to me but I guess since it is in a book it is okay. Overall it was okay nothing fancy for me. If you are looking for a quick read, simple mystery, nothing scary or horrifying then try this book. 

C.P. Kemabia
Born in Cameroon, a country often said to be a miniature version of Africa, Christian P. Kemabia discovered his passion for fiction writing in his late teens after having been introduced to the works of the literary greats such as Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Phillip K. Dick not to mention heavy-weights of European literature like Henry Troyat, Georges Simenon just to name but a few.
Since then, writing and particularly storytelling have become a big part of his life; something that he uses constantly to understand the world and the people around him. For he strongly believes that stories have the ability to help us answer the riddles of life all the while being entertaining.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he recently graduated from film school and can now write to his heart’s content.


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