Triple Score by Kerry Freeman
Triple Score: A Character Study, written by Kerry Freeman, has one main character at the core that the story really is all about. However, there are a ton of characters that are touched upon throughout the story and the main protagonist, Marie Arnett, fades into the background during much of the book. Freeman writes of four young friends, three boys and one girl, growing up together and even engaging in orgies with one another in their teens. The three young men are found dead together with no evidence of how it might’ve really occurred. Freeman jumps forward to Marie searching out a husband just weeks after the death of her best friends – one of which was apparently the father of her unborn child. Twenty years later, another trio of young men are found dead with no evidence, but Marie and her daughter seem to be connected as they were her daughter’s friends. It happens yet again twenty years later. And, once again Marie was connected to the boys. In the end, the sheriff discovers the truth, but not due to his skill. Instead, the murderer comes forward via a letter and admits to the crimes.
Freeman’s subtitle is A Character Study, but there is so little depth to any of the scenes let alone any of the characters that there is nothing to display a study of any character or personality. The story, though interesting, is so far fetched that a reader is highly unlikely to feel engaged with it or the characters. Early on, there is a graphic and crude sexual occurrence, but those type of scenes never seem to show up again in the story. Only giving a few paragraphs on various characters, now and again, with jumps of two decades at a time leaves readers lost and confused as to what is really going on. There is just no way to connect to the characters and feel any emotion toward them. Freeman’s Triple Score: A Character Study fails to score as high as it aims to.
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