The Resentment

An Emotional Thriller With a Shocking Twist

Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
452 Pages
Reviewed on 05/19/2022
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Author Biography

T.O. Paine is a suspense novelist whose authentic characters triumph over extreme situations in challenging, true-to-life settings. He enjoys delving into the emotional consequences of his character’s choices and taking his readers along for the ride. Though his novels are contemporary, things always get out of control. Cults are real, anger is a disorder, and everyone loses when a friendly competition becomes an obsession.

T.O. holds a master’s degree in information systems, and when he is not writing, you can find him running or cycling through the mountains of Colorado, USA. He has run over thirty marathons, ridden over twenty 100-mile cycling events, and completed an IRONMAN.

T.O. resides with his wife, two children, and a Boston terrier who stares at himself in the mirror, questioning his existence.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

In The Resentment by T.O. Paine, Lauren and William Kaine are chased by a black Audi and while trying to pull her husband back when he fell over the bridge, he told her they wanted the card. She has no idea what he was talking about or why someone would want to kill him. The images of her husband’s death keep playing in her mind, and she wondered if there was a connection to William’s estranged brother, Ryan, a truck driver and an alcoholic. Later she received a call from an anonymous caller demanding that she give him the card. He threatened to kill her son, Mason, if she does not comply. She noticed an old man following her around and saw a black vehicle everywhere she went. Her teenage son feels she is responsible for his father’s death and is drifting away from her. Lauren’s anger takes over, and she is determined to find her husband’s killer and will do anything to protect her son.

The beginning of The Resentment by T.O. Paine is very shocking and intense; it kept me on the edge of my seat. The story is fast-paced with a thrilling plot, and the suspense makes it very powerful. There were so many twists and turns that I never knew what to expect next. The characters were fully developed, each with an intriguing backstory. I learned about each character on a deeper level, and I could relate to them. Lauren’s anger is very descriptive and I could see how everything around her turns red. The story was unpredictable and there was always a surprise waiting for me. It is well written and managed to exceed my expectations. It was nothing at all I like expected, especially at the end which blew my mind. Readers with a love of thrillers will enjoy The Resentment.