Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerUltimatum by Anders de la Motte

  • Tue, 30 May 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    Everybody has secrets but these secrets threaten livelihoods, promotions, marriage and more.  It's all balanced like a house of cards but all that has to happen is one card falls and they all go down...

    Atria Books sent me an ARC of this story to read for review (thank you).  It will be published today.

    This is an intense read with death thrown in here and there.  The men involved are politicians and policemen and they use the secrets they know to blackmail the others in the department.  They don't mind stepping on someone as they rise to power.  They also don't mind killing the ones standing in the way.

    The suspense keeps building throughout the story and you begin to wonder if anyone will still be standing by the end.  The plot is complicated, the stories are interwoven and strangers become accomplices. Justice flies out a window.  Soon, you're rooting for the good guys even if they're thieves or worse.  This police world is corrupt.

    I was taken back by the identity of the killer.  That was a very devious touch Mr. De La Motte and I liked it.  Especially when they paid for their crimes.

    There are survivors and for the most part, all were characters I cared about and hoped they'd survive.  It's not exactly happy ever after but they'll live and life will go on.  Reading this made me think about what extremes people will go to for money and power...

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