Eye for Eye was gifted to me in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: Eye for Eye
Author: J.K Franco
Publication Date: 22nd June 2019
Genre: Adult, Fiction
Rating: 3 STARS
When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy. Then, I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve. But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules. And, the first and most important rule is… leave no singing bones.
I really loved the synopsis. It gave off a lot of mystery and thriller vibes but it gave no indication of what this book is about which I don’t really like because I like heading into books with some idea of the main premise so I don’t get confused and have an inkling with what I’m getting myself into.
We meet many many morally grey characters although you could argue that they are evil. Although I can understand the characters pain and grief but what thye did within this story was so wrong and something I could not condone at all. An eye for an eye is never the answer no matter what has happened and how much pain you are in.
I didn’t care about any of these characters at all and I felt no connection with any of them so this hindered my reading experience of Eye For Eye.
This story is told in third person and we have no idea who this narrator is so I couldn’t connect with the narrator or tell if this person is reliable and telling the truth!
At the start of this story we meet a young girl running through the forest and I was really confused and didn’t understand why this story opened up and why this had any significance to the main plot. We didn’t find this out until the end and it all tied together which I really liked.
Roy and Susie are on a ski trip trying to get on with their lives after a tragedy. While Roy is in the pub a questionable conversation arises between him and a stranger which I found really confusing. This conversation ultimately leads them down a bad path in the name of revenge.
In all honesty I didn’t really know what the fuck was going on or what this story was about until many many chapters in.
Final thoughts and emotions
Unfortunately, I wasn’t truly gripped by this story as I thought I would be when I oined in this blog tour. The twists and turns that this story took left me quite surprised and I didn’t see these coming which I found very nice because I can guess the plot twists a lot of the time.
About The Author
J.K. Franko was born and raised in Texas at a time when what he really wanted to do in life – writing and film – were not considered legitimate jobs. His Cuban-American parents believed there were only three acceptable career paths 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).
Franko was on law journal. His work was cited by courts, and he was recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” list – which for law is the equivalent to a top review in the New York Times.
While moving up the big law firm ladder, Franko also published a non-fiction book and a number of articles.
After ten years as a lawyer, he decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. He decided to go back to school where he got an MBA, and later pursued a PhD, crossing the line from well-educated to over-educated around the turn of the century.
He left law for corporate America, with long stints working in Europe and Asia.
It was his wife who pushed him to write novels. And, after thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight literary miscarriages over the course of eighteen years, he completed his first book, finally launching his career as a writer of fiction.
Ironically, although he started writing fiction before any of his three children were born, they were all old enough to see and remember their father’s first book launch.
J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in South Florida with their four dogs and one cat.