Thursday, June 11, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Ruthless

Posted By  on March 17, 2015

RuthlessAbout Ruthless

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 1, 2015)
  • Paperback: 280 pages
Nick White is the only person who can save Abigail Pierce. After uncovering a plot to have her killed, he attempts to warn her but instead puts himself squarely in the crosshairs. They know who he is, they know where he lives, they know how to get at his family.
Drawn into the conspiracy surrounding Abigail, Nick soon discovers the danger is bigger than he ever believed. Now he must uncover the truth to save her and himself. Gripping and intense, this novel is a twisted thrill ride from bestselling author John Rector.

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Review: I've been reading more and more mysteries and thrillers these days. This isn't my usual genre of choice, but the plot of this one really caught my eye and it was definitely worth the read.

Imagine someone handing you an envelope with a lot of money in and a flash drive with photos of a woman on it.

This was a fast paced book that is perfect for a lazy summer day when you want to get caught up in a book. The events that transpire after a night at the bar for Nick will keep you reading until the last page

This is a book where everything really isn't quite what it seems on any account and that includes Nick. Like a lot of the thrillers that I've read recently, he's a bit of screw up. OK, he is a f-up and he lands in way over his head when he pretends to be someone he isn't.

As a result he ends up getting mixed up with Abby and things just get more and more interesting from there. You never know who is lying or who wants what and that's why it is impossible to put this book down.

The only thing that bugged me about this book was Nick's father, Charlie. I liked him, but as far as a man with emphysema is concerned, if he is on oxygen, he isn't at the beginning stages of the disease, he's either stage 4 or End Stage and even then, he wouldn't necessarily need a nurse coming in to take care of him. (Unless, he was in the final stages of the disease) This only bugged me, because I lived with it for 4 years with my father. So I know that it was off.

I find it hard to review thrillers, because I don't want to give much away, but this is definitely a great read and if, like me, you don't usually read thrillers, this one might be a good one to read, to step out of your comfort zone.

Abby made me think of Amy from Gone Girl. So that might give you a clue on the type of character she is.

This was a great summer read!

Rating: 4 flowers

51NMRGFRgOL._UX250_About John Rector

JOHN RECTOR is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE GROVE, THE COLD KISS, ALREADY GONE and OUT OF THE BLACK. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the International Thriller Award for his novella LOST THINGS, many of his other stories can be found in his collection THE WALLS AROUND US.
He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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