Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Fadeaway Joe

Author: High Lessig

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Year: 2023

📖𝗣𝘂𝗯 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄📖

Joe, an aging tough guy, is out of a job after his sketchy boss decides to go legit. Joe did his boss’s dirty work for decades, but now he’s out because Maxie has plans to open a casino. A trip to the hospital after a fight with Maxie reveals Joe has early onset Alzheimer’s. Joe vows to get revenge on Maxie for kicking him to the curb. As Joe adjusts to his new life of running a food truck and managing his dementia, he meets Paula, a young woman with her own problems. Joe and Paula team up to help each other out of their sticky situations. Paula convinces Joe not to kill Maxie but hit him where it will really hurt- his wallet. The two unlikely friends form a plan to detail Maxie’s casino plan. 

I really liked the premise of this thriller. It’s not often a thriller deals with an aging bad guy- especially one dealing with Alzheimer’s. Joe is a tough guy with a heart of gold. He realizes Paula is in danger and lends a hand. 

I thought this was an entertaining and engaging thriller and I liked the characters. Joe’s nosey neighbor Donna even jumps in to help with their plan and to help Joe manage his illness. Paula’s storyline is a little messy and dragged out, but overall the story moves along at a good pace. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a good choice for readers looking for a different kind of revenge thriller.

Thank you @crookedlanebooks and @netgalley for the digital review copy. Fadeaway Joe is out today! 

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