Plot twists drive this suspenseful read right up to the last page.
With a nod to Strangers on a Train (and at times, Throw Mama from the Train) Eye for Eye centers around the biblical idea of revenge—you lose what you take—in this case, life.
A child murdered at summer camp, a young girl killed in a car accident and a college coed dated-raped appear to be unrelated crimes that span decades. The summer camp murder is pushed from memory for most except for those who remember for the cruelest… and most painful reasons.
Affluent Roy and Susie Cruise lost their daughter because of the carelessness of someone texting while driving. They’re broken and struggle to hang onto their sanity and marriage. The driver who caused the accident that cost them their only child also dies as a result of his injuries, but Susie feels there was no justice for her daughter.
The guy who raped Tom and Deb Wise’s daughter walks out of court a free man, acquitted despite the drugs found in Kristy Wise’s system. The son of a senator carries on with his life while his victim is fearful and withdrawn and never far from her parents. She didn’t get justice for what was done to her.
It’s the mothers of these two young women who crave modern-day vigilante justice. Their husbands’ only crime was loving them and being willing to do anything for them… in the beginning.
This is not a read where you take sides or get behind a favorite character. I felt sorry for Roy because he was so deftly manipulated, but even that doesn’t excuse him as he seeks justice for his own reasons.
Eye for Eye is deftly written with well-drawn characters in a twisty plot that keeps you on the edge, waiting for the next shoe to drop. Story delivery is unique with an anonymous narrator whose surprising identity is revealed at the end and serves as the basis for book 2 of The Talion Series.
I recommend this read not only for lovers of thrillers, suspense, and mysteries but also those who go for psychological head games.
“NEW TWIST ON STRANGERS ON A TRAIN”
~ THE SUNDAY TIMES
Roy and Susie are on a skiing holiday, trying to take a break from the constant reminders of their daughter, tragically killed by a careless driver. Out of the blue they meet Deb and Tom, another couple with a tragic past and a shocking proposal to put things right.
As the bodies accumulate, secrets are revealed and alliances crumble. Ultimate survival depends on following the rules for a perfect murder. And the first rule is… leave no singing bones.
Genre: Crime & Mystery
Published by: Talion Publishing
Publication Date: June 22nd 2019
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 1999318803 (ISBN13: 9781999318802)
Series: Talion #1