“Brad’s entry into the realm of writing is off to a good start. Having listened to numerous books, various writers and styles, HATE’s storyline not only held my interest but had me excited for getting back on the road to listen to more.
Brad’s story telling has earned a place in my listening rotation along side Baldacci, Brown, Connelly and Ludlum. I’m looking forward to BURNED.” LT
This book keeps you in suspense. I found myself wanting to keep reading because I had to know what was going to happen. I love how descriptive the author writes about the characters, it draws a very visual picture of what they look like and who they are. Looking forward to reading the next book……Holly
“What started out as a fun read about revenge, quickly turned into an apropos story about protecting hate speech under the First Amendment. The book was thought-provoking, well written, and a total page-turner! Full disclosure, I cried during a couple of parts. The author describes the characters and situations in a way that made me feel really invested. I hope there’s a second book because I can’t wait to see what happens to Craig and Cate next. JW
"Because of the novel’s do-it-yourself solution to seeking justice and the way it involves a famous anti-racism organization, HATE may displease civil rights advocates as well as the alt-right… This is a daring, high-tech, shoot’em up that likely will attract Hollywood attention with its hot topics of white supremacy and hate crime.”- Alicia Rudnicki for IndieReader
Of the two books I carried on a recent cross-country flight, I put off reading the book about beating procrastination, and chose Hate instead. The opening paragraph describes the weather in San Diego, pleasant as expected. Paragraphs two and three introduce two men sitting in a parked truck in front of a school, semi-automatic rifles on the floor. What happens to the bad guys, and there are many in this novel, is not pleasant, and how they meet their ends, at the hands of Craig and Cate, the aggrieved parents, is a thrilling and morally ambivalent journey of the unexpected.
The author crafts a masterful plot of vengeance, supported by interesting characters, exquisite detail, suspense, and surprise. According to the author’s website, his novel was first written as a screenplay. I could easily imagine watching this adventure on the big screen. Five stars to Brad Randolph for an excellent read.