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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Mistaken by Nancy S Thompson/ RABT VBTour

Romantic Suspense / Psychological Thriller

Title: The Mistaken
Author: Nancy S. Thompson
Date to be Published: 10/18/12

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.

 My Review:

WOW!  What an awesome read The Mistaken is.   It has everything a mystery suspense thriller needs.  How much does it take to drag any one of us to the bottom of the barrel? How much could you stand or tolerate before you reached your lowest depth...so low you barely register as human any longer?   Tyler Karras reached his lowest after losing his parents and sister to death, his wife and unborn child also lost to death and his brother, Nick, owned by the mob.    It was then he met the evil inside himself and turned to follow a path of vengeance.    In the process, three lives are forever altered, and when he finally is able to repent and turn from the evil within, it is with a great amount of remorse, an inner strength to fight the demons of alcohol and drugs, and little recognition of the man he once was.   Tyler was a very well developed character as were Hannah and Nick.   As the reader I could understand where each character came from and how conflicted their very souls were.

The story was unique and interesting and flowed smoothly as told by Tyler and Hannah.   I wondered if Hannah suffered from Stokholm Syndrome, but over time the romance between Hannah and Tyler was meant to be. There were surprises within the intricacies of the story as well.   To me it was a cohesive and thrilling read.    Well Done Ms Thompson!   I'll look forward to more of your work for sure!


Nancy S. Thompson
Author Bio
“The hell of revenge—the hope of redemption”
 Nancy started writing fiction rather suddenly one day in 2010.  Inspired by a song, she was struck with an idea she couldn’t shake and just had to write it down.  It was while working on this, her first novel, that she discovered just how much she loved writing.  She only wishes she had known how much years earlier.  Nancy 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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Nancy Thompson said...

Why thank you, Beth! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

Unknown said...

Let me thank you! I enjoyed reading and reviewing and I love a great book! Thanks so much for taking the time to write and for sharing with everyone!