Friday, March 29, 2013

Review Day: The Mistaken

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: The Mistaken
Author: Nancy Thompson
My Rating: 4 stars

Book Blurb:
Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco's Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick's freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick's new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife-pregnant with their first child-is killed, the victim of a reckless crime. Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn't know her, but he'll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick's Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage.

But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell. With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed. He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians' hands, but they're holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl. Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy. But Ty can't do it all: Save the girl, his brother and his own soul. One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review:
A heart-wrenching, mysterious novel that is beautifully written.  This novel is full of twists and turns.  The first couple of chapters are all about Nick and Ty trying to cope with their lives after the accident.  When they realized the only family they had left was each other, they begin rebuilding their relationship.  The novel is set up differently than I had expected.  Certain chapters are about Nick, some are about Tyler, some about Jillian, and then some are all the characters together with no main focus.  The way the story fits together like a jigsaw puzzle, not always easy to see how the pieces fit together but you know they do.  Each character is developed very well, just enough detail for you to understand them without too much detail.

I can't say too much about the main story without giving it away.  It did keep me guessing until the end, when I was able to put it all together.  I enjoyed the romace, crime and mystery aspects of this novel.  It really took the a-typical revenge story to a whole new level.  I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading mystery and revenge novels and people who enjoy watching cop dramas on television.  This novel is right up your alley!

Pick up a version of The Mistaken on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Learn more about Nancy Thompson on ANSA: Meet Nancy Thompson.  Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Nancy Thompson said...

WOW!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the generous review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!