“When I troll through Amazon looking for new books to read, I tend to not head towards the suspense/thriller section. Neither on Amazon nor at the bookstore when I head over there to buy presents for people. I bet your asking what my point is. Well, I have one I promise. My point is, is that when I got the request from the author to review his suspense/thriller novel I wasn’t sure if I wanted to step into that turf? Generally, I read paranormal, urban fantasy, erotic romance, and erotica. I tend to stay away from anything serious worrying that it’s going to tug at my gut to much or I find holes that I wanted filled that aren’t.
However, with Three Days to Die I have to say this was a very pleasing read. From the beginning the author dives into the life of the main character a thirteen year old boy that through the course of his childish actions throws him into a tail spin. Not only does he risk his own life but he is told he has to rob banks or his mother will die. If you are thinking this is just some bad guy that can be foiled. You are so very wrong. This is a bad guy that isn’t a demon, vampire, or some other obvious monster of the night. This is a real flesh and blood person that has his fingers dipped into some seriously bad things, which only leads you deeper into this book and makes it even more realistic.
There were a few things that kept me from giving it a full five stars. For one, the first 40% of the book was a bit choppy and it dragged a bit. You wanted into the action and you got a taste when Aaron first encounters the ‘bad guys’. However, it stops short and there is a lot of who is who, what is going on here, why is this happening, and I found myself putting it down more than I was picking it up. But I did pick it back up, and I was very much glad I did. Once the action hit, it didn’t stop. You find out more details of the ‘villains’ in this book and where you sympathize with some, you venomously hate the main bad guy. That is what you need to do when you write a bad guy. Make him real, make him ruthless, and making him so you are rotting for the heroes of the book to shoot the guy.
I found myself a bit weepy, biting my nails, and then going YES at the end. I did think it was left with a bit of dangling, the last few pages were a bit hard for me to follow I wasn’t sure if time had passed or if it was right after the incident. But I did get it by the last page. If you like thrillers and suspense, then grab this book for sure!
I received a copy for review from the author.