Many thanks to Wendy and Cheryl and Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour.
This was one of the most twisted tales of the human psyche. The story was exactly as the title suggested. The biblical meaning applied to the characters in this book.
Susie and Ray lost their daughter to a road accident in a head on collision with the driver of the car who was texting and driving. The boy was in coma, the daughter died, parents devastated, they wanted pure, cold, unadulterated REVENGE. States away, a daughter of another couple was raped by the son of a senator. Then came the twisted plan. Think Strangers on a Train
My first book by author J. K. Franko, and man, did he plan the perfect murder. It was obvious where the story was leading to from the title and the various references. But it was the delivery which shocked me to the core. How to plan a perfect murder ought to be the name of this book. The author’s brain could take the various scenarios and make his characters take the precautions to subvert it.
Franko had not written this story to be only about that. He went one step further and showed me how the cops tightened the noose around the perps. The characters were etched with a flair for wickedness. Did I blame them for wanting revenge? No. How could I? They had lost an only daughter to an idiot texting while driving.
The human psyche was explored brilliantly. There were layers which were hidden deep, way back to the childhood. The seeds of evil were sowed before I could guess what the hidden nuances were. The last half had the tension overflowing where I could feel the cops getting closer and closer. But did Susie and Roy get away with it? Read the book.
I could only say – Whew – after reading it. A different heart pounding thriller. My midnight read.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Franko was born and raised in Texas at a time when what he really wanted to do in life – writing and film – were not considered legitimate jobs. His Cuban-American parents believed there were only three acceptable career paths for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect.
After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med, he ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then he went to law school (salvaging the family name).
Franko was on law journal. His work was cited by courts, and he was recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” list – which for law is the equivalent to a top review in the New York Times. He left law for corporate America, with long stints working in Europe and Asia.
It was his wife who pushed him to write novels. And, after thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight literary miscarriages over the course of eighteen years, he completed his first book, finally launching his career as a writer of fiction.
Ironically, although he started writing fiction before any of his three children were born, they were all old enough to see and remember their father’s first book launch.
J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in South Florida with their four dogs and one cat.
What would you do if someone hurt the one you love?
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.
Publication Date: 16th March 2019
Publisher: Talion Publishing
WOW!! This is one heck of a review!!!!!
Yesss!! So happy you loved it… If only the author saw it 😂😂
A heart pounding midnight read! I’d have read a twisted, psychological thriller in broad day light, preferably outside with the birds singing! Great review, Shalini, I’m curious now if the parents got caught or not
Hehehe the book was quite different…
Thank you so much ❤️
Does sound heart pounding! Great review Shalini. ❤
It was raw and ruthless
always love your reviews of any kind
Thank you so much. You are much too kind. ❤️
This is the first that I’m hearing about this title. It sounds so good and super intense. Just checked on NG and seems it wasn’t an ARC on there. Will look out for the book though. Amazing review, Shalini.
There was an ARC long back as I saw from the reviews on Goodreads. It was on kindle unlimited so I could read it
Sounds like a stunner, but that cover creeps me out – excellent review!
It was meant to. I agreed to the tour due to the cover… It reflected my mind space 🙈😂😂🤷♀️
Well THAT’S quite the review Shalini! This is a Must Read for me.🤗
Quite a different read, Kim I had fun
Love your review, Shalini! So much!
Thank you so much ❤️ 😘
Super review Shalini! Sounds like one to look for.
This is great if you want to know how to plan a murder
Great review Shalini, but don’t think this one is for me.
Haha I don’t think so. It was a different one – guide to murder