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Posted March 1, 2013
Glued to the pages
Larry and Mo Laughlin are private investigators, a job very different from their former profession. When their handler, Tommy Kirsch, comes to them with an offer to do one more job like they used to do, they decide the money is too good to pass up. It all goes sideways from there.
Well-written with a tight fast plot and well-developed characters this story will keep you glued to the pages. The ending was very different from what I was expecting and it should be remembered that your past can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.
*Many thanks to Red Adept Publishing for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
Posted February 24, 2013
Edward Lorn describes himself as a horror writer, yet the books of his I’ve liked the most are those that are something more. Case in point, Hope for the Wicked has some scenes that are very graphic and show Lorn’s talents for horror, but the book goes well beyond what I think of when considering the horror genre. This is a suspense novel, with all that implies, but has the twist that the main characters of the story are, at least on the surface, bad people. Or maybe that should be good people who do bad things. Maybe even for a good reason. You’ll have to decide.
I love books that have characters who aren’t clearly good guys or bad guys (if they are, they’re one dimensional and boooring). If the story can get you considering the big questions about good and evil, as this did, even better. That it was a story that kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering how it would all turn out, with a few surprises thrown in, was perfect.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Posted February 22, 2013
This book is horrific. Dark, malefic, twisted, and often gross. I was awake trying to avoid nightmares the entire night after I finished reading it. Once you see it, you can not unsee it, and once you read it, you will see it. Graphic descriptions of child abuse, torture, murder, and the most shocking of all, the uncovering of what happened to Amy Trudeau. I don't know if the book title wants you to believe their is or is not hope for the wicked, maybe you draw your own conclusion after reading it. If you are a fan of horror, this book will satisfy. If you are sensitive to these things, this book is NOT for you. I was drawn in by the description but got a bigger dose of darkness than I expected. My rating of this book is based on how well written the book is, and the fact that if you read this sort of book, it would be awesome.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.