Saturday, 15 November 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: One Kick - Chelsea Cain

Release Date: 14/08/14
Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later. In the early months following her freedom, as Kick struggled with PTSD, her parents put her through a litany of therapies, but nothing helped until the detective who rescued her suggested Kick learn to fight. Before she was thirteen, Kick learned marksmanship, martial arts, boxing, archery, and knife throwing. She excelled at every one, vowing she would never be victimized again. But when two children in the Portland area go missing in the same month, Kick goes into a tailspin. Then an enigmatic man Bishop approaches her with a proposition: he is convinced Kick's experiences and expertise can be used to help rescue the abductees. Little does Kick know the case will lead directly into her terrifying past...


As a fan of Chelsea’s Gretchen books I fell in love with the way that she managed to bring the gore alongside cracking story telling into a title that was nigh on impossible to put down, so when an author goes into a new series I’m always a little wary in case what made the previous titles magical is missing from the new books.

What unfurls within is a story that has not only a kickass heroine but a tale that really kicks the butt of a lot of other books out there. It’s a whole host of fun to sit back and whilst the principle player is physically tough its her emotional aspect that is heavily flawed that allows the reader to get a real handle upon her.

All round a book that I had a lot of fun sitting sown to read and one that I was more than pleased I devoted the time to.

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