Review: Housebroken by The Behrg

25742356Title: Housebroken
Author: The Behrg
Published: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Pricks Like Thorn Media
Pages: 316
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

"It was a kidnapping, but in all the wrong ways. No ransom, no demands; there was nothing they wanted--other than to observe."

When Blake Crochet and his family are taken hostage in their own home, they are forced to act out their everyday lives under the observance of two psychotic kidnappers. Each moment Blake must pit the decision to follow their captors' rules against the potential catastrophe of a failed escape.
He soon learns that the consequences of both action and inaction are more terrifying than he imagined. As Blake's life erodes beneath him, secrets come to light that threaten to destroy his family before their kidnappers have a chance.
Secrets carry consequences too.
As the motives behind the kidnapping are revealed, Blake must sacrifice everything to hold on to the ever-shifting definition of what his family has become. In his battle for survival, he will face the ultimate consequence: for to fight a devil, you may have to become one yourself.

I received this book to give an honest review.
So I kept starting this book and then putting it down for some reason I am not sure why but it just wasn't doing it for me. Finally last night I said to myself I am going to start reading it since the synopsis sounds good. Once I got past the first two chapters I was in it to finish it. I was intrigued to see how this was going to go. Blake and his family are taken hostage and the rules are simple you need to act like you do every day among other things. We see how the family does under pressure and for every action that Jojo doesn't like you have a consequence that may not be pretty. The descriptions are pretty vivid at times and I liked that. 
I can honestly say when the big twist with Jojo came about I was like WHAT totally didn't see that coming. I was wondering why Blake and his family was targeted and not until towards the end was it made clear. 
What would you do to save your family? That is the question Blake has to think about. Now his son Adam he was something different is all I can truly say. I mean the way he would interact with the kidnappers wasn't normal and when the end came to be about the gears went to turning in my head. 
This is a good psychological thriller that will have you wondering what will happen next. Makes me want to be weary of all those people around me. 

The Behrg
My writing career began in the fourth grade when tasked with an assignment to write about rain. I opted to tell the story of a raindrop who decided life wasn't worth living and leapt to his death only to discover that really he was being reborn. (You know that whole life-cycle thing).
Yeah, I was a little twisted even back then. Thankfully my teacher encouraged my writing rather than send me for a psych evaluation... (that came later). Let's see...
I was a child actor and starred in recurring roles in Dynasty and Highway to Heaven, and was even in an episode of The Twilight Zone.
I dropped out of college to join a rockband.
I was kicked out of the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland for lobbing rocks onto toy houses.
I have a grave in my backya ...
Oh wait, this is a BIO not a CONFESSIONAL.
Bottom line: I love to write. Thankfully, my family puts up with it. The very act of creating something that might be slightly askew keeps me going. I'm drawn to dark fiction where I find an appreciation for the light. Horror, thrillers, suspense. Things that make you question your own reality or open your mind to look at the world a little differently than you might have before.
I'm grateful to all those who give an independent author like myself a chance.
Seriously. Thank you.
For more about me, my works, (my rants), and upcoming projects, please stop by: my website. I promise I don't bite.

(See, there's a reason they keep me muzzled).


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