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Pale Horses (Jade De Jong)

Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie I received this ARC from a Goodreads contest. I was excited to read the book as I just finished her three earlier books within the last couple of months. Jassy Mackenzie has interesting characters and the South African society/culture is fascinating from a political and crime solving perspective.The author isn't without faults though. In Pale Horses and her earlier books, she spends a bit of time building the story. Most of the chapters are from the protagonist's perspective, Private Investigator Jade de Jong. The rest are from a variety of perspectives, including Jade's former love, Detective David Patel. Many of the viewpoints are from seemingly minor players in the book who later have more important roles. The view point changes don't bother me, however, many times, they seem completely random. But, the biggest flaw in these books is that the endings are very abrupt and wrapped up within the last 30 pages or so.Pale Horses is the author's best book so far. The pacing of the story is significantly improved then her earlier works and the ending was very satisfying. The whole story had fascinating ethical issues regarding food production. One of the characters liked to cook and her descriptions of recipes and food preparation were also fun to read. The relationship between Jade and David also was advanced and it will be interesting to see what happens with the two in the later books.I rated the author's other books as three stars because I enjoyed the characters and setting. This book was better but not to the four star level. I would say 3.5 star.