Wednesday 11 July 2012

My review of Sum of Random Chance

Sum of Random Chance by Lee Chambers
Release Date: July 5, 2012
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The Sum of Random ChanceAn eager rookie reporter for a small town paper who stumbles upon a mysterious girl foiling a grocery store robbery. Desperate for success, he sets out to make his name on her unique gift. Is this girl special or are all the magical moments pure coincidence? Do the random choices we make lead us down a path of no return or will he gain a sense of self-worth before he sells her out?

The Sum of Random Chance is Lee Chamber's second jaw-dropping novel. Gripping and totally unpredictable, this book will have you hooked until the end.

The Sum of Random Chance is about a young reporter named Cole, who's life isn't going so great at the moment. He's been set boring assignments from his boss, Karen, since day one and his girlfriend is always moaning about money. But when Cole ends up in the middle of a supermarket robbery, he thinks it's fate. He whips out his camera and begins taking pictures. But something isn't right. A beautiful blond woman stands right next to the robber, smiling, and it's like no one else can see her. Is it magic? Is it his imagination? When Cole finally turns in his report...will his boss finally take him seriously?

The book is pretty hard to sum up in just a paragraph. It deserves so much more that a paragraph. The concept and thrilling plot line deserves more than a paragraph! I enjoyed every single page of The Sum of Random Chance, it kept me on the edge of my seat and wondering how it would end. 

Cole is an entertaining and determined character, who I really enjoyed reading about. He has a tough life and I really felt sorry for him. His boss only gives him silly assignments that are hardly worth bothering with, and don't even get me started on his girlfriend. She's annoying, self-obsessed and extremely shallow! How Cole put up with her for so long is a mystery.

I also enjoyed Cole's blossoming relationship with Sara, a caring and beautiful young woman with special powers. Yes, special powers. It was interesting to read about both of their lives and how drastically they changed through out the book. If there were to be a sequel I would buy it as soon as possible, because the was the book ended was very annoying. It's one of those open ending where lots of threads are left untied and anything could happen next. Nevertheless, I thought the ending was well thought out and very fitting for the book.

Overall, The Sum of Random Chance is a perfect mystery read. Entertaining and addictive, if your looking for a short read this summer, make sure you pick up this one.

- A big thank you to Lee Chambers for providing me with a review copy!


  1. I had never heard of this book before; I suppose that's because I don't usually go for mysteries, but Sum of Random Chance actually sounds really good.
    Great review!!

  2. A new for me too. Definitely checking it out further.

  3. This sounds a really fantastic read and as i adore mystery novels, i will be definately adding it to my list of books to read. Thank you for your helpful and detailed comments on this brilliant book. x

  4. I like synopses that don't give away the story, that leave some mystery and practically beg you to read the book so you can find out its secrets. This synopsis is a perfect example. And it seems like, from your review, that it is a good secret to read. Thanks for the revew!