Review: Number Seventy-Five by Ashley Fontainne
Her first date could be her last...
Three years after the demise of her seventeen year marriage, Mandy Russell decides to jump back into the choppy waters of the dating world. With very little options available in her small town of Bainsville, Tennessee, Mandy lets her best friend Shawna persuade her into joining and online dating site.
Feeling she has met someone she can really connect with, Mandy decides it's time to meet face to face with her new suitor, unaware of his true plans for her. Dark, sinister plans that will test Mandy's physical strength, mental fortitude and will to survive.
Will Mandy prevail or will she become number seventy-five?
This is a short novella that is action packed with a twist and a turn right out the door.
As soon as I started reading it and got the OH WOW factor I was hooked and did not put the book down until I finished it.
Mandy is forty and after a divorce she is just getting back into the dating role. She meets up in a public place which I thought was a great idea to do, since she has met this guy online. After she heads home that is when her life takes a turn for hell. She gets rescued but does she really? Soon after Mandy learns who has betrayed her and lets just say karma plays a huge role. The number seventy-five that is the title of the book and it plays a role into the story.
I don't want to write anything else on this review as I will be giving away the plot and what happens.
If you want a novella that will keep you reading until the last page, going wow didn't see that coming, then you have to pick up this book. I will be keeping my eye on this author as she writes a story that is gripping you from the beginning.
I have always been an avid reader of the classics: Beowulf, The Iliad, and anything written by the master, William Shakespeare. In the past few years, I became a huge fan of James Patterson, Stephen King and Robin Cook.
My favorite book of all was, and always will be, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. The revenge on all those who hurt and betrayed Edmond Dantes and the incredible roller coaster ride his journey takes you on has always intrigued me. My love for this book is what sparked my desire to write my debut novel in my Eviscerating the Snake series, "Accountable to None." With a modern setting to the tale, I wanted to delve into just what lengths a person was willing to go to as they attempted to seek justice on their own for heinous acts perpetrated on them. The second novel in the series, "Zero Balance" (still in draft!) will focus on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end?
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