Review: Ricochet by Keri Lake
The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.
A reason for living.
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I’m cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who’s seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.
Ricochet is a full-length, standalone antihero romance. It contains vigilante justice with scenes that some readers may find disturbing.
RICOCHET could possibly be the love child of TV show Dexter mixed with the movies Death Wish and Fight Club. A dark story of revenge and at times hopelessness where the hero is a tortured soul. The heroine also has her own dark tale.
The story is told in 3 POVs but don’t mistake it for a love triangle. The third POV is more of a news story that we see unfolding. The mayor’s wife has been kidnapped and there are calculated murders happening around the city. All these crimes seem to be connected and the police chief is trying to piece together why all these are occurring.
The local news: “We want to caution, the story we’re about to report contains both graphic and disturbing material that some viewers may find difficult to watch.”
That news precaution is actually a precaution that readers should take also. Ms. Lake does write a note to the reader prior to the start of the book letting them know she is “one of those show versus tell kind of writers.” I loved that about this book – the show you part. I knew from page one that I was going to love this book.
Ms. Lake is a new to me author and I look forward to continuing on in the Vigilantes series.
RICOCHET is a standalone book set in the dark underworld of Detroit. For the hero “to defeat a monster, he had to become one.” The ride this book takes the reader on is a wild one that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. If you like a book that is dark and twisted then grab this one.
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