Proportional Revenge

Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 08/16/2023
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Author Biography

David G. Williamsson transitioned from a career as a programmer to a successful software entrepreneur before delving into the world of writing. He debuted with "Proportional Revenge," the inaugural entry in the Chique-series that showcases the captivating character, Chique Fluellen, a brilliant and striking Afro-American young woman. David describes his books as spanning several genres, from erotic to political to crime and psychological thrillers. Aptly summarized by a reviewer, "In Proportional Revenge, Fifty Shades of Grey meets House of Cards!," hinting at its potent content that's not for the timid.

Born and educated in England, David has since settled in Holland with his third wife, Jacoline. His upcoming novel, "Mutually Beneficial," is slated for a late 2023 release. David is simultaneously immersed in crafting the manuscript for the third installment and conceptualizing the plot for the fourth.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Proportional Revenge is a work of fiction in the psychological thriller, interpersonal drama, and suspense subgenres. It is recommended for mature adult readers only owing to some strong and challenging subject matter as well as explicit language, violence, and sexual content throughout. Penned by author David G Williamsson, this gripping thriller is centered around Chique, a woman who has endured a lifetime of abuse. After killing her abusive boss and affair partner, Chique seeks refuge with Mary van Ark, her boss's wife, who is determined to protect her image and status. The story delves into themes of power, retribution, and political intrigue as Chique transforms from a broken victim to a woman seeking control and justice.

Author David G Williamsson has crafted an intense and engrossing reading experience that’s not for the faint of heart. Thanks to the author’s confident narration and a keen eye for dialogue that encourages you to read between the lines, the complex characters and their motivations kept me invested in the story from beginning to end. Chique's journey from being a victim of abuse to a force to be reckoned with was both empowering and chilling, told with realism and never sensationalized. The exploration of power dynamics and the lengths people will go to protect their status and reputation was well explored, with plenty of deep emotive thought layered into every character’s journey. The book's fast-paced and suspenseful nature made it difficult to put down, and the desire for revenge and justice was palpable throughout. Overall, Proportional Revenge is a thrilling and thought-provoking read that lingers in the mind long after the final page, and Williamsson's masterful storytelling makes it a standout thriller, leaving readers yearning for more of Chique's riveting journey.

Alma Boucher

Proportional Revenge is a thrilling story by David G. Williamson. Peter was sitting on the floor with a glass of red wine when Chique killed him with the wine bottle. Peter had whispered his plans for the afternoon, and it felt like a fist had hit her in her stomach. Peter had betrayed Chique’s trust, and she could not allow him to hurt her anymore. Peter’s wife Mary had given Chique her number in case she ever needed help. Chique called Mary and asked for assistance with her situation. Mary knew all the sordid details of Chique and Peter’s affair. Mary was intent on maintaining her façade of riches and status while desperately trying to avoid political scandal, and she agreed to help Chique. Mary’s subsequent betrayal propelled Chique into an unstoppable drive for destruction and revenge.

Proportional Revenge by David G. Williamson is complex and exciting. It was a roller coaster ride of lust, betrayal, murder, and revenge. The story was fast-paced and jam-packed with action, and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. The events were vivid and easy to visualize. I was intrigued from the start and was kept guessing until the end. With all the twists and turns, I never knew what would happen next. The characters were robust and authentic. Mary helped Chique out, only to deceive her later, and it set Chique on her path of vengeance. It was like watching a chess game between Mary and Chique. The story was excellent, and the major twist at the end was a big surprise.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Proportional Revenge by David G Williamsson is a psychological thriller about revenge. Having spent her lifetime being abused, Chique has finally had enough. Her boss, the man she was having an affair with, lies in a pool of blood in his office, slain by Chique. With nowhere to run, Chique turns to his wife, Mary van Ark, an American socialite who promises to help Chique get rid of the body. Mary is well aware of her husband’s tendencies but is desperate not to be tarnished by a political scandal –- and Chique knows that Mary doesn’t want to lose her wealth or social status. Each has something on the other, but Chique may have bitten off more than she can chew when Mary proves herself far worse than her husband. Chique finds herself imprisoned with no way out but is hellbent on revenge. With someone else now looking for Chique, can she escape from her prison? Will she take her revenge on Mary? She’s on a mission, and nothing and no one can get in her way.

Proportional Revenge by David G Williamsson is the first book in the Chique series of psychological thrillers. First, a warning –- this is not for younger readers, nor is it for the faint-hearted. This is a hard-hitting story of long-term abuse and is quite graphic in places. The story is well-written with a unique plot and some excellent characters, all well-developed into real people. No doubt, there will be readers who can identify with some of the main ones. Descriptive writing allows you to see the story in your mind, and there are several twists and turns along the way. The suspense builds throughout, leading to the explosive ending, and it will keep you reading as you’ll want to know what happens next. A good story, and highly recommended for adult readers who like a riveting thriller.

Pikasho Deka

Proportional Revenge is a pulsating crime thriller by David G. Williamsson. Growing up abused by her father, Chique Fluellen leaves her family and past life behind when she joins a top-secret cyber-security project in London. But being vulnerable in a new city, she begins indulging in an impromptu BDSM relationship with her married boss, Peter, which eventually turns sour and ends with Chique bashing Peter's head with a wine bottle until he's dead. Lacking options, she seeks help from Peter's wife, Mary van Ark Jameson, a woman from a prominent Washinton political family. But Mary has her plans and frames Chique in a conspiracy that lands her in prison. Now, Chique's older sister Claire is ready to make amends by helping her sister find freedom. Will Chique continue on the path of revenge? And will it be successful?

Fifty Shades of Grey meets House of Cards! Proportional Revenge lands somewhere in an odd place between an erotic thriller and a political crime drama. Each twist and turn of the plot takes you by surprise and ensures you're eagerly waiting for what's coming next in the upcoming pages. David G. Williamsson takes a while to set the characters and the plot, which starts moving at a breakneck speed from around the halfway mark. As a protagonist, Chique is at once vulnerable and strong, confident and insecure. Her past trauma plays a vital role in who she becomes later. The book isn't for everyone, as it features several very graphic sex scenes and descriptions of sexual assault that may not appeal to the sensitivity of some readers. But otherwise, it's a captivating political thriller that I will definitely recommend.

Keith Mbuya

To the unsuspecting eye, Chique Louise Fluellen was a beautiful, number-crunching, young African-American woman with an aptitude for computer programming. But deep down, and because of her abusive father, Chique was troubled. Chique would do anything to stay away from that monster. When she received a job offer from a cybersecurity firm in Boston to work in London, she accepted. Once in London, the same city her eldest sister Claire had run off to, Chique fell for the charms of a tycoon. Before she knew it, she was deep in trouble with the tycoon’s wife Mary, and the British authorities. Chique found herself dumped in a secret prison facility in the UK with no connection to the outside world. Although they had a strained relationship, Claire was spooked when she couldn’t get a hold of her young sister. With Claire having no clue where to start looking for Chique, and Mary, a rich and powerful woman hellbent on erasing her from the face of the earth, what would Chique’s fate be? Find out in David G Williamsson’s Proportional Revenge (the first installment of the Chique Series).

Lovers of psychological thrillers based on a tale of agony, betrayal, power, erotic romance, BDSM, blackmail, drugs, club nights, wild parties, money, vendettas, and murder, will not get enough of David G Williamsson’s Proportional Revenge. Williamsson features a diverse array of psychos, a pedophile, a trophy wife, bureaucrats, and detectives. The evocative descriptions breathe life into the account, capturing the mood and setting distinctively. This had me feeling as if I was right next to every role-player, watching each scene unfold. Williamsson’s exquisite way of describing their complex feelings had me on a roller coaster of emotions. This allowed me to connect with and experience the different lives of those involved. Some of the scenes left me heartbroken. Chique is a super intelligent and gorgeous woman damaged by childhood trauma. All she has ever known is pain. She lives for the pain and she is only alive when she is in pain.