Monday, June 1, 2015

Blog Tour: Ruthless by John Rector

Author: John Rector
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Date of publication: June 2015

Nick White is the only person who can save Abigail Pierce. After uncovering a plot to have her killed, he attempts to warn her but instead puts himself squarely in the crosshairs. They know who he is, they know where he lives, they know how to get at his family.

Drawn into the conspiracy surrounding Abigail, Nick soon discovers the danger is bigger than he ever believed. Now he must uncover the truth to save her and himself. Gripping and intense, this novel is a twisted thrill ride from bestselling author John Rector.

In Ruthless, Nick is sitting in a bar when he is approached by a woman and is faced with a dilemma.  The woman mistakes him for a hit man and gives him a photo with 20 grand in an envelope.  Should he phone the police, keep the money and run, or warn the intended victim?  I was really intrigued by this scenario.  What would you do?

While this wasn't a "hold your breath" thriller, it was a good mystery that did hold my interest all the way  through.  I read it in one sitting as I was eager to figure out what the heck was going on.  It seemed that everyone was lying and the trick was to figure out who and why.  I definitely was surprised at the truth of the situation. It wasn't what I suspected!

 I do wish that the book was a bit longer.  I would have like to know a bit more about Nick and his past.  I felt like I was missing out on some details.  I did like his character as he seemed like a good guy who was just trying to do the right thing in the end. I'm not sure if this is a stand alone book or not.  I'm hoping it isn't because I felt the ending was a bit open ended.  I would have like a little more resolution.  I say give this one a try.  It was an entertaining read.

About John Rector

JOHN RECTOR is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE GROVE, THE COLD KISS, ALREADY GONE and OUT OF THE BLACK. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the International Thriller Award for his novella LOST THINGS, many of his other stories can be found in his collection THE WALLS AROUND US.
He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

John Rector’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 1st: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, June 2nd: She Treads Softly
Wednesday, June 3rd: 5 Minutes for Books
Thursday, June 4th: A Reader’s Oasis
Friday, June 5th: Vic’s Media Room 
Monday, June 8th: You Can Read Me Anything
Tuesday, June 9th: The Bookish Universe
Wednesday, June 10th: Built By Story
Thursday, June 11th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, June 12th: Books a la Mode – guest post
Monday, June 15th: Bell, Book & Candle
Wednesday, June 17th: Life is Story
Thursday, June 18th: Staircase Wit
Monday, June 22nd: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Tuesday, June 23rd: Reading Reality
Wednesday, June 24th: Fictionophile
Thursday, June 25th: Mom in Love with Fiction

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!