January 26, 2011

REVIEW OUT TODAY!!! "GODCHILD" by Vincent Zandri

You are in for a treat!!  You may have seen that I have had this book in my "Currently Reading" and then "Just Finished Reading" boxes on my sidebar, but no review.  Well, there was a reason.  I had to wait, very anxiously, to share my review with all of you until the book's debut and today is that day!!!  So if you like thrillers....run....you won't be disappointed!!!
                           
                                      
GODCHILD by Vincent Zandri
Published by StoneGate, Ink
ASIN:  B004KSR25O
At the request of the author, a galley PDF version was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Snyopsis (borrowed from Amazon):  He wanted justice, truth, revenge...whichever came first.
   Prison-warden-turned-P.I. Jack "Keeper" Marconi understands the criminal mind. And he knows what it takes to break a man. His own life came apart the day a black Buick broadsided his car--and his wife died horrifically in the seat beside him.
  Years later, on the eve of his second marriage, Marconi catches a split-second glimpse of the driver who killed his wife. Suddenly hurtled back into the past, he is determined to take one last shot at hunting him down. That is, until he is offered a job he can't refuse: to bust a beautiful woman out of a hellish Mexican prison. Now Keeper's chase through Mexico follows a trail of bodies and lies back home: to the truth about a woman on the run, to a man sitting behind the wheel of a black Buick, and to a story that someone will kill to bury....
  My Thoughts and Opinion:  If you have followed my blog since May of 2010, when I was first introduced to this author, Mr. Vincent Zandri and I read his novel Moonlight Falls, this review will not come as a surprise. I was hooked and became even more so with his subsequent novels, The Remains and The Innocent and even his digital short, Pathological, and this latest book, Godchild, didn't disappoint. This is a sequel to The Innocent, picking up with former Warden (Keeper) Jack Marconi but is a story that can stand on it's own. The story starts off slow like a train departing an Albany station and picks up speed nonstop across country at warp speed to Mexico with a short lay over to break into a Mexican jail to rescue an American female writer who is incarcerated and then back to Albany. The story line takes place over a 2 week period. But does someone really want her rescued? Why is it that someone wants Keeper Marconi to be the one to rescue her? Where, why and how does the drug cartels have anything to do with rescuing Renata Barnes? And what does all this have to do with the accident that tragically killed Keeper's wife, a case that he has never solved?

Godchild is a pure Noir thriller, not to be read if you are alone, especially at night unless your doors are bolted, the windows locked and the drapes closed. Zandri is a genius story teller, alternating chapters between characters, whereas you have to keep reading to find out where he left you off with his cliff hanging chapters. Bone chilling!! Frightening!! By far his scariest!! Hitchcock and Stephen King combined. Brilliant!!! I can't wait to see what's next. He just keeps getting better!!!!
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8 comments:

Hott Books - Gina said...

WOW -- this is definitely going on my TBR list! Thanks for letting us know!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I've heard really good things about this author from Marce at Team Time with Marce.

Thanks for the review!

Gigi Ann said...

I had to chuckle when I read your review, esp. about not reading alone at night, bolding the doors and windows. That is one of the reasons I don't read thrillers, they scare the living daylight out of me. And I literally do lock my bedroom door for a month or more. My husband always laughs and says I'm here with you, I'll look out for you...

SenoraG said...

Oh yeah, my kind of book. I loved THE REMAINS but have not read THE INNOCENT. Will you come over and protect me while I read these?

Misha said...

All of Vincent Zandri's books are on my TBR! Thanks for the great review!

Marce said...

You know I am sold. I have Innocent on my Kindle so definitely will read this one also, how cool you got to be one of the 1st to reveal the review.

Marce said...

My posts keep going missing on your blog, sigh.

Anyways......

As you know you have got me addicted to VincentZ books also. I have Innocent on my Kindle so definitely will read this one also.

Great review. How cool that you go to be a 1st to reveal your review :-)

Bri Clark said...

I have none of Vincent Zandri's books on my TBR list because I've read them all. Except for this one...and I'll remedy that soon. The only better than his last book is his new one.

Great Review always a blast to hang out on your page.

Bri