Sunday, 19 October 2014

Review: White Friday by Ray Jordan

Ashley Freeman brightened everyone's day. She used simple tools, like smiles, kind words and cookies. At Tomlin University, it seemed that everyone who came in contact with her would leave better off. Hardly an easy task in a world of exams, booze, drugs, and constantly-changing relationships. Now she's dead. And Glenn Wallace needs to know why. He could have loved her, after all. Yes, the two-foot snowfall isolates their dorm from the rest of the world... and no, the police will not arrive in time. But Glenn will do it himself. He will confront his friends, his enemies and even his own repressed memories. He may cause even more damage in his search for the truth... but he will find it.

Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 27th 2013 by Createspace (first published October 7th 2013)  

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Whenever I discuss my thoughts on a book I always try to list the positives before the negatives. Unfortunately with this book I find it very hard to do that. It is a little bit of a stretch but if I had to pick something that I liked it would have to be Ashley's journal entries. They were about the only part of the book that was not terrible.

I know this sounds harsh but I really, really disliked everything about this book from the characters to the plot. It was all just so far fetched, unbelievable and huge contradiction at times. One minute it is preachy and goes on about the value of a relationship and the next it is sex, sex, sex. Seriously...did I really just read about a guy having sex with a girl in order to find out where the missing body was? Next thing I know the killer is revealed and Glenn is still thinking about sex. I really think that all female readers will share my feelings on this. It certainly doesn't do much to appeal to the female reader.

My issues also were with the characters in this story. They were boring and lacked personality and I really couldn't find myself caring about them at all. Unfortunately the only one that was remotely likeable was Ashley and she starts the book off dead. In short, I liked this book about as much as Glenn liked Black Friday shopping.

I really hate that I have to write a negative review but I have to be honest as I am with all of my reviews. This book really hit a lot of nerves with me and was not my cup of tea. I do however encourage people to read it for themselves and form their own opinions. Just because it isn't for me doesn't mean that someone else won't enjoy it.

About the Author
Ray Jordan loves God and lives in central Pennsylvania. He enjoys sports, cooking, and epic movies. 


  1. Sad you did not enjoy this one, if you can't relate to the characters it is hard to enjoy the book
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. It's really sad when you start a book with good expectations and then get disappointed... I love the snow angel on the cover though :)
    Book Maniac Reviews