Review and Giveaway: The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson

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Today I am pleased to present a review and giveaway for The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson.  Be sure to check out the other Tour Stops, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway HERE to win one of 5 eBook copies of this book.

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Title:  The Mistaken
Author:  Nancy S. Thompson
Publisher:  Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre:  Mystery Thriller
Format:  Paperback and eBook
ISBN:  978-1938404139
Pages:  420
Stars:  4
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Book Description:  Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia.  Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath.  With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol.  From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance.  His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death.  He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage.  But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.

With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed.  He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl.  Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy.  But Ty can’t do it all:  Save the girl, his brother and his own soul.  One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

 

The Review: 

In a twisty-turny rollercoaster ride, the author deftly manages to keep the reader on the edge of their sear, wondering just what will happen next.  Not simply a man and woman on the run for their lives, it weaves moral questions about revenge, self-sacrifice and the willingness to destroy another to gain the upper hand and ameliorate pain of the past.  With a decision made in the half-witted haze of alcohol, Tyler thrusts himself and his target into a world that requires they run, hide and outwit those who are chasing them.

With clever character insights and a narration that allows for the inner voices and reactions of the characters to seem very real and immediate: the author has provided moments that are straight punches to the gut , having your pulse pound in fear  for them, and you cheering on the characters to prevail and ultimately succeed and survive.

A terrific read that has me putting this author on my “to be stalked” list for her next release!

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review with the IOB Tours.  I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About the Author:

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Nancy Thompson makes her fiction debut with The Mistaken.  She is an interior designer and California transplant, currently living with her husband near Seattle, WA.

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@NancySThompson

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