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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.