Author: Ronder Scott
Published: May 2014 by Tenth Street Press
Rating: 5/5 WELL EARNED AND DESERVED!
What happens when you are in an elite military squadron and follow an order that was given in error?
That's what happened to Shane Braff and Jennifer Koppell when they entered Tayyip Nafisi's home. He wasn't a terrorist and neither was his family. But it all happened so fast and the result was that his son lost his life that day and his wife soon followed.
Not able to cope with the grief. The Painted Catch is a psychological thriller that shows how Tayyip Nafisi turned from dedicated government employee; a man who used his genius to help the United States government, to a man who will stop at nothing to get revenge on the people that stole everything from him. When Shane and Jennifer discover they are both in The Land of Paintings, they will do whatever it takes to ensure that their children survive. For Shane, it means the ultimate sacrifice of his life. For Jennifer, it means comings to terms with the past and doing what she must to protect their daughters in the future. Unfortunately, it also means paranoia because Tayyip Nafisi was never caught.
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** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review: NO SPOILERS*
This book was just screaming my name!! Although I've never really read any psychological thrillers in the past, this book seemed to definitely intrigue me. This book is very reminiscent of the TV show Revenge, if you've ever watched it. You must, it's fantastic. Revenge is the ultimate key to success in life. No I'm just kidding, don't take my word on that. Anyways I was really excited when Sage's Blog Tours came to me with a review request of this particular book.
Let me mention for starters, it took me quite a while to get into this book. I honestly think it's just because of the reading slump I've been stuck in, but I've chosen to think otherwise. Once I finally got into the gist of the story, the characters and the plot, I was simply hooked. Ronder Scott is a riveting storyteller, who will for sure keep you on the edge of your seat. Some aspects I enjoyed: the way the author thought about what she was going to write before actually writing it down. This is actually important because I enjoyed how the schemes and so-called "revenge plots" were thoroughly developed. I could tell that Miss. Scott had put quite the effort in her story, and I'm more than ecstatic to be promoting it.
Umm.. what else?? I'm sorry. I'm like writing this review after I've finished the book. I don't normally do that but in this case, I was using an ebook. I didn't have much to work with. Other than that there were an intricate bunch of characters. The characters had a lot of substance and backgrounds. it's something I highly look for in a good thriller. Tayyip Nafisi (good boy gone bad). I totally loved sitting down to this character. Just reading about how he interacted, how he thought. It was something I wish I could experience over and over again- being in the brains of a genius, or shall I say evil mastermind.
The Painted Catch has definitely left a soft patch in my heart. I don't think I'll ever be able to put this book out of my mind. And I've read many books, like that's the only thing I do these days (besides studying my butt off in high school, of course). Disclaimer: I would not recommend this to anybody who has the YA contemporary disease (that's what I call it now, but I don't hate). I just mean to those who choose to read nothing but contemporary. There is nothing "contemporary" about this book. Unless you count the fact that there is a really awesome character worth a swooning....
Look what blog tours have done to me! I want more... I need more...
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