Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Forgive Me Alex by Lane Diamond

Synopsis:  Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, "the devil," terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.

Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton—no remorse—as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.

"The devil" walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.

After all, this is what Tony does. It's who he is. "The devil" himself long ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters. What a sweet twist of fate this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice.

Will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?

Tony Hooper and Mitchell Norton battle for supremacy, with law enforcement always a step away, in this story of justice and vengeance, evil and redemption, fear and courage, love and loss.

Review:  If you're looking for a good, creepy read, you'll find it in Forgive Me, Alex?  The book is about a serial killer - which on one hand fascinates me, and on the other scares me (and made it a little hard for me to sleep).  Lane Diamond's writing is excellent.  There is nothing negative that I can say about it.  He makes it so that you are truly invested in the characters.  He also gets inside the head of a serial killer in a way that seems incredibly real.  I thought that I knew how this story would end - but instead was completely thrown by the surprise twist.  This book took me on an emotional roller coaster and I was so engrossed that I read it in one sitting.   Enter for your chance to read this excellent book below.

Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:
Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Forgive Me, Alex? Well, there are two ways to enter...
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Forgive Me, Alex tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.
About the author: I write fiction, long and short. My writings cross over many genres and focus on diverse subjects, ranging from the mysteries of the human mind, with its fragile psychological and emotional states, to the everyday joy and anguish of life on Earth. Ultimately, characters move me – as both a reader and an author. It's all about the people. When not writing, I'm Publisher and Executive Editor at Evolved Publishing. Connect with me on my website,  Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, or via Evolved Publishing.
Get Forgive Me, Alex on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway


Emlyn Chand said...

Great review, Jennifer! I'm so glad you enjoyed Forgive Me, Alex. Like you, I had a hard time sleeping after reading it, but a bit of insomnia was worth an incredible read! Thanks for joining us on this tour, and please take a moment to cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads :-D

Dina said...

enjoyed theo post :)

Lane Diamond said...

**sneaks in to re-load his happy feet** :)

Lane Diamond said...

Jennifer, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks again, and wondered if it wouldn't be too much of an imposition to ask you to copy/paste your review to Amazon. I'm sure you know how important those Amazon reviews are. :)

Anyway, once again, thank you so much for the terrific review.

Blog design by Imagination Designs all images from the My Midnight Dreams Danced Among the Stars kit by Tangie