Author: J.K. Franko
Series: Eye for Eye 1-3
Publisher: Talion Publishing LLC
Released: October 7th, 2020
Received: Blog Tour
I received a copy of Eye for Eye Trilogy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The entire Eye for Eye Trilogy, written by J.K. Franko, can be found as one complete set now – and personally, I adore it when it’s easy to jump from one novel to the next. Included in this collection are: Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth, and Life for Life.
Eye for Eye: Love and revenge frequently go hand and hand. That is a dominant – but not the only – theme within Eye for Eye. Roy and Susie had the perfect life, right up until their teenage daughter was killed, that is. Now an opportunity has arisen, and with it the change to invoke pain as a sense of justice.
Tooth for Tooth: They say that every action has consequences, a fact that Roy and Susie are about to learn the hard way. They thought that they were past the events of Eye for Eye – that they had gotten away from it, and with it. They were not entirely correct, as a new hunt begins.
Life for Life: How far would you go to get revenge? How much farther would you go, to prevent things from coming full circle? Roy and Susie have been through hell and back these past few years, and will have to go through more in order to find their happy ending.
“You see, the universe still had accounts to settle. And Susie and I were way overdrawn.”
I picked up the Eye for Eye Trilogy hoping for a thrilling series of reads – and that is exactly what I got. I ended up reading the entire trilogy over just two short days (which is the main reason why I am reviewing them as a whole, instead of individually, as they are one in my mind). I simply couldn’t put it down!
The tale of Roy and Susie certainly gets dark at times, but it comes with many fascinating and satisfying moments as well. The suspense constantly seemed to build up, rather than coming in waves. Meanwhile, the stakes also seemed to grow, as Roy and Susie repeatedly found themselves in over their heads. Both literally, and sometimes ethically.
The conversations and debates raised by this series alone are enough to keep any reader interested, if you ask me. While I didn’t love to see the pain that this one couple went through, I did enjoy all the food for thought that J.K. Franko provided here.
One of the many highlights (in my mind) is the sheer level of detail included, and the lengths our characters go through in order to achieve their goals. It made the whole world feel just a bit more real – both the good and the bad.
One thing I would recommend, for all of those readers thinking about picking up this trilogy: read it with the lights on, and when you’re not home alone. Trust me on this one, the chill factor is real, and you’ll be checking your windows and doors!
This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for JK 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 JK 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 JK Franko. The giveaway begins on October 19, 2020 and runs through December 21, 2020. Void where prohibited.
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.