"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Once Wicked Always Dead by T. Marie Benchley

MMWE Publishing House
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"What happens  when a family's darkest secrets put lives in jeopardy?"

"How far would you go for love?"

Molly Madison is devastated  by her parents tragic death, then she learns her husband is having an affair...with another man.  She has to get away from her current life to come to grips with everything that is happening around her.

Molly returns home to her parent's ranch in Montana to start over.  She feels an instant connection to the ranch foreman, Clayton Leatherbe, but before a romance can even begin, strange things start to happen at the ranch.  A prominent land developer wants her land and will do anything to get it, but would he murder someone.

Behind the scenes, there is a sociopath on the loose using their own brand of justice to reek havoc righting wrongs they believe are occurring.  Just how close is this sociopath to Molly and are her life, her friends, and her ranch in danger.

When you come from a family the includes world renown author Peter Benchley who wrote JAWS, writing thrillers must be a gene passed down because this book is definitely a thriller. 

I went through a plethora of emotions while reading this book, fear, joy, sorrow, disturbed, excitement, exasperation, distress, exhilaration, pleasure, sadness, confusion and even grief.  At times I wasn't sure where the story was headed but I was drawn into the story so quickly and was unable to put the book down until I completed the last page and even then I could not get the story out of my mind.

There is mystery, suspense, romance and a cliffhanger.  The sequel has to be in the works and I can't wait to read it.  We are going to be hearing a lot about and from T. Marie Benchley in the future.  I just know it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author through Newman Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


purplume said...

Great review, you make me want to read it. XD

Julie P said...

Nice review, Lori! Hope you have a wonderful week.....

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Your review is great! Sounds like an interesting, fun read.