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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book Review: The Lonely Mile by Allan Leverone

If you want a fast, full-on action thriller, check this out!

The Lonely MileThe Lonely Mile 
by Allan Leverone
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1402 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 1 edition (July 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DAX06I
     Genre:  Thriller
     My rating:  4.5
Product Description
When struggling hardware store owner Bill Ferguson witnesses a kidnapping in progress, he reacts instinctively, breaking up the crime and saving a young girl. But the kidnapper, a sociopath known as the “I-90 Killer,” escapes and vows revenge, targeting Ferguson’s own daughter as his next victim. Now one terrified father must unravel a plot that may go much deeper than he realizes, racing against time to save his only child from an unthinkable fate.
Review:  The suspense never stops in this thriller.

Bill Ferguson is the hardworking owner of two hardware stores, struggling to make ends meet. His wife left him for a dentist with a stable income.  He has a wonderful teenage daughter who is beautiful, smart, and athletic.  Bill was once a serviceman so he has sharp reactions. When he realizes that a man is kidnapping a teenage girl he instinctively steps in to stop the crime. He saves the girl and is cheered as a hero.

Unfortunately his actions have caused the I-90 Killer to focus his attention on Bill and his lovely blond daughter. Bill is working with FBI Special Agent Angela Caufield to decipher any clues. The FBI think a letter threat is just a scare but they provide Carli with extra protection at home and school. But the killer wasn’t bluffing and he slips by the defenses and snatches Carli.

Now Bill must push through his memory for clues to find this maniac before Carli is killed; or before the maniac abuses her and sells her into slave trade as the FBI agent suspects.  Can Bill rescue his daughter in time? Are there other forces working against his rescue attempt?

The story is presented third person from different views which keeps it moving fast.  It jumps right into the evil world of Martin, the twisted kidnapper. Then moves to Bill at the rest stop as he perceives the kidnapping.  There are points where the reader is following these two, Carli or the FBI agents as the action continues.  This gives really good emotional involvement as well as keeping the suspense and tension ratcheted!

The reading is easy which is nice for an intense thriller. It reminds me of a James Patterson suspense.  There were a few editing items I would have corrected but they didn’t detract from the all out action and suspense. If you like thrillers I highly recommend you try this story. I definitely  want to read more from this author.

Thank you to the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotion for the opportunity to meet this fine author.

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