Book Review: Lineup by Liad Shoham

September 24, 2013

Lineup by Liad Shoham is the American debut of the Israeli author. Shoham is a practicing attorney and has written five bestsellers in Israel.

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post.

Book Review: Lineup by Liad Shoham

My rat­ing for Lineup5

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Lineup by Liad Shoham (Facebook) is a fast and absorbing police procedural. The story is told, mainly, from the view point of three people: Nachum, an old school cop, Ziv the condemned criminal and Amit, a reporter.

If I had to pinpoint a protagonist it would be Nachum and he makes a very engaging character. Nachum is a career policeman who has seen the force change over the course of decades and struggles with his own morals on a daily basis. He longs for simpler days when a cop didn’t have to worry about cold statistics and the media; the days when police officers weren’t busy fudging numbers and concentrated more on getting hard evidence against hardened criminals.

The “bad guy”, Ziv, is written as a man who has fallen off the beaten path and is plagued by both bad decisions and bad luck. Mr. Shoham has fun with his characters, a tough prosecutor who knows how to haggle with the defense, a mob boss and his soldiers and a newspaper editor who is a cub journalist’s worst nightmare.

Lineup is a satisfying read, an enjoyable detective story with interesting characters. This is a solid book and I’m looking forward to read more of Mr. Shoham’s work.

Related Reads:
The Missing File by D.A. Mishani

A quiet Tel-Aviv street is rocked by a brutal rape which leaves the police baffled since no eyewitnesses, clues or suspects exist. The victim’s father refuses to admit defeat and starts his own investigation when he notices a man acting strangely in the vicinity of his daughter’s apartment.

The man, Ziv Nevo, seems to be guilty by circumstantial evidence and it seems that everyone wants him to pay a price for the crime he didn’t commit. His mafia bosses, his co-workers, even the police are all doing their best to keep Ziv in jail.

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  • Sheila K.September 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Sounds intriguing—thanks for the review!

  • Liad shohamSeptember 25, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Dear Zohar, Thank you for this review. I have been following your blog and reading your reviews and I was very glad and flattered to read that you liked my book. Before writing the book I did a lot of research and I guess that there quite a few of Eli Nahum’s type. I hope we will meet in my next books. All the best, Liad

  • Heather J. @ TLC Book ToursSeptember 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I hope that there is more like this from Mr. Shoham in the future!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

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