Monday, April 11, 2022

No Second Chances

 

Author: Rio Youers

Publisher: William Morrow Books

Year: 2022

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No Second Chances from Rio Youers is a rollercoaster adventure ride. Set in Los Angeles, it’s about Luke Kingsley, a washed up actor who has been accused of murdering his wife. But with no body and scant evidence, the police couldn’t make the charges stick. Luke knows he didn’t kill his wife, but with his career ruined and not much hope of ever finding out the truth, he decides to end it all. He’s saved by Kitty Rae, his next door neighbor and aspiring actress. While waiting for her big break, Kitty pays the bills as a drug courier. When she crosses the charismatic but psycho drug dealer she works for, Kitty finds her life in danger. This time Luke steps in to save her. Luke and Kitty are soon running for their lives as they try to chase down the truth of what happened to Luke’s wife and get away from Kitty’s vengeful boss. 

This fast paced thriller is all action and adrenaline. This is not a slow burning character driven novel. There’s lots of punches thrown, bullets, flying, car chases, and even an a wannabe Viking swinging an ax. Luke and Kitty are likable characters. I appreciated that Youers kept their relationship strictly platonic and didn’t fall into a clichรฉd romance. Johan, the deranged drug dealer, is an over the top bad guy and fit perfectly into the Southern California setting. 

I loved this high octane thriller and can totally see it being turned into an action movie. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป Total escapism action adventure fun! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What’s everyone reading this week? I’m pivoting from my usually mystery/thriller to some historical/literary fiction with Peach Blossom Spring. 

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