Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Unforseen Fears by H William Gruchow

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.
Pages: 240
Format: print
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads:  They played games with murders; harmless games, it seemed, piecing together details from news reports; imagining theories about how and why; and wagering each other on the outcomes.

The Dunwright murders were tragic: Dillon and Martha were killed, and Brianne was missing.  Still, like the others, this game wasn't supposed to be serious.  But was it an execution or a kidnapping?  And why was so little progress being made toward solving the case?  Their curiosities fired up, Armis and Jake broke the rules and did their own sleuthing.  If the investigation was being subverted, who was doing it, and why?

The mystery deepened when nine-year-old Brianne's dismembered remains were discovered weeks later and miles away - Armis' quest for her killer becomes an obsession.

Yet, through encounters with corrupt lawmen, malevolent executives, and reticent family members, Armis was unable to find the answers he needed; until he met the mysterious Malwina.  She insidiously drew him into her plan of personal vengeance, and closer to learning the reasons Brianne had to die.  But as they intruded into a world where the bad guys seldom lose, the game turned dangerous . . . and deadly.  


Kritters Thoughts:  What started in the beginning with a bunch of disjointed chapters, ended with a complete mystery.  As a reader who loves a little suspense and mystery, as a whole I enjoyed this book, but the beginning got me so twisted that it took awhile for me to start getting into the story.

With a lot of characters who are easy to intermingle, this book is not for the faint of the heart.  I admit to a little post it noting so that I could keep all the people straight, it was hard.  As for the story, I love when you cannot predict a mystery - I never want to know where it will end and with this one I was pleasantly clueless until the end. 

A book that I would recommend to those who love a little mystery and suspense.  It is worth putting all the puzzle pieces together to solve all of the who dun its.


Rating:  enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more


GR Oct-Dec 2011 Challenge: U

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bostick Communications.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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