Saturday, 4 May 2019

#BlogTour Eye for Eye by J.K. Franko


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Eye for Eye by J.K. Franko. It's a suspense thriller with the vibe of a psychological thriller. Is it still considered the corruption of the innocent when the innocent weren't exactly squeaky clean to begin with?


About the Author
J.K. Franko was born and raised in Texas. His Cuban-American parents agreed there were only three acceptable options for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect. After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med, he ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then he went to law school (salvaging the family name) and spent many years climbing the big law firm ladder.

After ten years, he decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. He went back to school where he got an MBA and pursued a PhD. He left law for corporate America, with long stints in Europe and Asia.

His passion was always to be a writer. After publishing a number of non-fiction works, thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight abandoned fictional works over the course of eighteen years, Eye for Eye became his first published novel.

J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in Florida.
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About the book
Leave no singing bones…
Roy and Susie are on a skiing holiday, trying to take a break from the constant reminders of their daughter, tragically killed by a careless driver. Out of the blue they meet Deb and Tom, another couple with a tragic past and a shocking proposal to put things right.

As the bodies accumulate, secrets are revealed and alliances crumble. Ultimate survival depends on following the rules for a perfect murder. And the first rule is… leave no singing bones.

Review
Roy and Susie are on holiday to take a step back from life and to come to terms with the death of their daughter. They meet a couple dealing with their own tragic circumstances. A proposition is made from one couple to the other, a deal of sorts. The kind of deal that will eliminate any moral boundaries a person has. A decision to go against the system.

This reminded me of a film I watched about 23 years ago. I connected so strongly with the main character and the premise that I never forgot about it. A parent who has to listen to her child on the phone, as she let's someone into her home, who rapes and subsequently murders her. The mother is powerless on the other end of the phone. It was all about the mother who was not willing to let the rapist and killer of her daughter go until she had gotten her version of justice, his death. An eye for an eye. It made me wonder what I would do in a situation like that. Would I go to extreme lengths if I felt the legal system hadn't done its job?

In essence this is what Franko wants the reader to do. To think about whether they would commit a murder or crime for someone else, so they could have justice or closure, and finally feel safe and at peace with the world again.

Although I am certain the majority would be happy to let the official system punish the criminal, there will be another large group of people who will be very vocal and loud about exacting their own type of revenge, but never actually do anything. Those two groups aren't the ones I am talking about. A small percentage will without a shadow of a doubt, be willing to kill, maim or torture to ensure that the tormentor, abuser, rapist and/or killer of their loved one is annihilated.

There is a lot more to this plot than just the top layer and the initial suggestion of an arrangement. It's much more deadly and twisted the further you go down the rabbit hole of murder and vengeance.
It's a suspense thriller with the vibe of a psychological thriller. Is it still considered the corruption of the innocent when the innocent weren't exactly squeaky clean to begin with?

Buy Eye for Eye at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Talion Publishing; pub date 1 April 2019. Buy at Amazon com.

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