Eye for Eye Blog Tour

Title: Eye for Eye
Author: J.K. Franko
Series: Talion #1
Publisher: Talion Publishing 
Publication Date: 22 June 2019
Source: Smith Publicity Inc.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 410
Rating: 3.7 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy. Then, I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve. But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules. And, the first and most important rule is… leave no singing bones.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

If you know anything about me, then you probably know that I hoard thrillers like nobodies business. I usually like to keep my thrillers/ spooky books for October to help me get into the mood for the month but I am really excited to be jumping into this one now. The synopsis has me intrigued.

Thank you so much to Smith Publicity Inc. for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing was different from what I had expected. The story isn't told from the perspective of the main characters but rather a character who is recounting the facts of the case. Because of this, the writing separates us from the story. However, despite this, it does feel as if we are reading what happens as it happens. 

Plot Thoughts:

The plot is unlike anything that I have read before. I found myself unable to put the book down because I was curious as to what would happen next. This book takes turns that I never even thought of. I was constantly anticipating what would happen next. However, I found that the story was quite long-winded. There were some facts included that I felt didn't really matter. I felt that the inclusion of the historical context of places was unnecessary.

Character Thoughts:

Suze and Roy are two unlikely protagonists. The two are seemingly normal but the more we get to know them the more we begin to question who they are not only to us the readers but to each other as well. Whilst the two characters have likeable qualities, I felt as though I was unable to connect with them. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book definitely surprised me. I didn't know what to expect and I was shocked by how much the story captured my attention. The writing creates an immersive experience that helped readers to either connect the dots or second guess their opinions. The plot sucked me into the world of Suze and Roy and kept me there whilst everything unravelled slowly. The characters are intriguing and made this book what it is, however, I was not able to find them accessible at any point in the novel. This book was a pleasant surprise and I highly recommend it for those who enjoy a slow-burning thriller. Thank you so much to Smith Publicity Inc. for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in Readn,
Melleny

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