The Eye for Eye Trilogy by J.K. Franko is a wild and stressful ride. If you enjoy crime thrillers, you’ll love this!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of these books in exchange for an honest review during this book tour via Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours. This did not affect my ratings in any way.
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My Thoughts on the Eye for Eye Trilogy by J.K. Franko
Phew, this trilogy….
I have to say right off the bat, I absolutely despised almost every single character in this series. There was just one I liked and respected. However, I also found them all incredibly intriguing! It was like watching a suspenseful day-time soap; I just couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next.
My only slight complaint, and it’s my common complaint, was that a lot of this seemed very repetitive to me. Unfortunately, that may just be because I read the three back to back, I’m not totally sure. Where there are so many characters and moving pieces, this could help remind readers of certain things, but for me it really bogged the stories down.
Book One: Eye For Eye
One of my favorite elements of book one, Eye For Eye, was how well our two main characters, Roy and Susie, planed things out. I was equally shocked and awed (readers of this trilogy will understand this comment- I just couldn’t help myself!) by how they kept justifying what they were doing to themselves, even when their sense of right and wrong kicked in…
I also loved how the narrator broke in every now and again to make statements that reminded the reader that this didn’t all go as planned and that were really recounting their story at a later date.
My last note about book one is that it took me until page 272 to make a connection that had been there all along… and phew what a sudden realization that was! I can’t believe I hadn’t put it together sooner. It’s not like it was even slightly hidden. Everything fell into place for me at that point.
And oh my god that epilogue… Talk about things falling into place! This really threw me for a loop, but it all made so much more sense!
Book Two: Tooth For Tooth
In book two, I really enjoyed getting to know more characters that were tangled up in this crazy web!
Just like the first book, revenge is planned, murder occurs, but the story also gets even more complicated! Roy and Susie are certainly more confident in this one than they were in book one.
I enjoyed the mystery element of this book as we watched Kristy on her quest to find out what was going on as well as how a new player in this twisted puzzle was going to fit in…
The same case here with the epilogue. It tied up a few loose ends wonderfully but also made me want to shout, what’s next?!
This was my favorite passage from this book:
The funny thing about nostalgia is, we only tend to remember the good things about the good ol’ days. It’s only when we stop, and actually walk back into that old high school building, that all the bad shit comes rushing back.
Book Three: Life For Life
Holy, the first chapter had me panicking!! I love when books can make me have a physical response.
I really enjoyed that in this book, we started seeing the downfall occur. In this book, I finally found a character I liked, the judge!
This was my favorite passage from this book:
You scream. The sound is muffled by the box. The only one who can hear it is you, and you know it.
About J.K. Franko:
J.K. FRANKO was born and raised in Texas. His Cuban-American parents agreed there were only three acceptable options for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect. After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med, he ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then he went to law school (salvaging the family name) and spent many years climbing the big law firm ladder. After ten years, he decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. He went back to school where he got an MBA and pursued a Ph.D. He left law for corporate America, with long stints in Europe and Asia.
His passion was always to be a writer. After publishing a number of non-fiction works, thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight abandoned fictional works over the course of eighteen years, EYE FOR EYE became his first published novel.
J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in Florida.
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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for J.K. Franko. There will be Six (6) winners for this tour. Two (2) winners will each receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card; Two (2) winners will each receive 1 print edition of Eye for Eye, book 1 of the Talion series, by J.K. Franko (US and Canada Only); and Two (2) winners will each receive 1 ebook edition of Eye for Eye, book 1 of the Talion series, by J.K. Franko. The giveaway begins on October 19, 2020 and runs through December 21, 2020. Void where prohibited.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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