I have been remiss in not reviewing the first two books in this series so this is in part a review of all three books: all of which I highly recommend. In fact, although not necessary, I think it is beneficial to read the previous two books by this author (Whatever Gods May Be and Shadows of Something Real).
This is the third in what is billed as a trilogy that follows Jamie Gwynmorgan from her humble poverty stricken roots, escape to and experiences with the U.S. Marines, and adventures/nightmares state-side. The first book is described as a “girl’s journey to hell and back”. One could describe book two as a young woman’s “journey to hell and back” while the third is a mature woman’s “journey to hell and back”. One would think that the story would get old but in this author’s hands this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The entire series is well written and suspenseful with a touch of realism, romance and emotion to often disturb and sometimes soothe the soul. I love the characters and each book moves along nicely. The third (particularly the first half) is very dark as we see the impact of Jamie’s PTSD on her kidnapping, confinement and fight for survival. Admittedly this is not for everyone.
This is another series that I occasionally go back and reread. It is well written with great characters and in the end, hopeful and uplifting. I only hope that the author will decide that it is time for Del to have her story and we can then check in and see how Jamie is doing.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2073 KB
- Print Length: 340 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (17 October 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075R7R46Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 5 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #580,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)