Monday, September 28, 2015
Review for Ricochet by Keri Lake - 4 bees knees
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without. Three years ago, I had everything. A beautiful wife. A son. A reason for living. Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling. They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife. A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right. I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer. Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife. An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him. If she doesn’t destroy me first. WARNING: **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. Trigger warning for self harm.
MY REVIEW -
Possibly Slight Spoilers -
I did like this, but it was certainly very graphic; including rape scenes, and there is also a lot of violence, so don't read this if you don't want to read very disturbing things. This is sort of like the movie The Crow with a bit of The Purge thrown in, the main character's family is tortured and killed, and he is on a mission of revenge against those who were involved in the crime. I was thinking from the beginning that a Fight Club situation was going on; I won't say if it ended up that way because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but I did end up liking how the story unfolded. I did like both of the main characters, and each of their stories was just gut wrenching, so their stories are difficult to read, but each of them are such strong individuals and they both are survivors. There is a lot of violent, unsavory characters, and the whole situation in which the main characters meet is a bit of a touchy subject, and I did feel like they had some insta-love going on, which I don't mind too much, and I thought they were great together, and I was really hoping that they would have their happily ever after; they do have quite a lot of obstacles in their way though. All in all, I did enjoy this book, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was bit more original, but I do think the author did a great job of keeping me interested from beginning till end, and I liked the writing style, so I would read more books by this author and I would recommend this to those readers who aren't faint at heart.