BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY - The Narrows by Mark Zvonkovic

 

 

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Narrows (The Raymond Hatcher Stories/Book Two) by Mark Zvonkovic
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  306 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Publisher:  Dos Perro Press 
Release date:  November 2020
Content Rating:  PG13: The book has a couple of non-explicit sex scenes and very mild violence.

Book Description:

A harrowing extraction of members of a religious cult goes awry.

Junior high teacher Larry Brown teams up with experienced extractor nicknamed Black Lightning to rescue his cousin from a cult. But the mission is complicated by Larry’s unfaithful girlfriend and the drowning of another cult member in the Charles River. And then Larry’s cousin isn’t as willing as Larry hoped. These events work together on a day in a family vacation home on Cape Cod to turn Larry’s world upside down.

Spanning a ten-day period, The Narrows chronicles the personal and social challenges that took place during the cultural transformation of the 1970s.

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Mark Zvonkovic and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

I enjoyed the first book in this series, A Lion in the Grass and am thankful for the opportunity to read the second book of the series. This book is equally good, and I liked that this time the focus is extracting members from a cult. One member being Larry Brown’s (the main character) cousin. The author provides a coming-of-age story told with the wisdom only first a wave boomer could relate.

While the book starts off a little slowly, it quickly builds into a very interesting story. I was engaged from start to finish and enjoyed being taken back to the 1970s in America. The descriptions again are vivid and took me there. This book accurately captures youth set on achieving something different in life. The characters in the book are well developed with a depth that adds to the story. The complexity of the topic is well represented and had me wondering what lengths I would go to for a family member.

I recommend this series and am anxiously awaiting book 3!  

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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Photo Credit: Rebecca Westerveld

Meet the Author:

Mark Zvonkovic is a writer who lives in Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico with his wife Nancy and their two dogs. Finn and Cooper. He has written three novels, and he also writes book reviews and essays that appear in online publications. Before retiring to Mexico, Mark practiced law for thirty-five years at three multinational law firms in Houston, Texas and New York City. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and Boston University, and his law degree is from SMU School of Law. Mark grew up as an oil company brat and lived in Latin America, Texas and New York.

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Tour Schedule:
Sep 26 – The Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 26 – Novels Alive – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 26 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / guest post / giveaway
Sep 26 - My Reading Getaway – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 27 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 27 - The Obsessed Reader – book series spotlight / giveaway
Sep 28 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Sep 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 29 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Sep 29 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 30 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Sep 30 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Sep 30 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 3 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 4 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 4 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 5 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 5 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of BELINDA
Oct 7 – Novels Alive – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 7 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 11 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 11 - Literary Flits – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 11 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 12 – My Reading Getaway – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 12 - Literary Flits – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 12 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 13 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 14 – Novels Alive – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 14 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 17 – Books and Zebras – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 17 – Literary Flits – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 18 – @onecreativeartist – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 18 - Books and Zebras – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 19 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 19 – Books and Zebras – book review of BELINDA
Oct 20 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 20 – @onecreativeartist – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 20 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 21 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 - @onecreativeartist – book review of BELINDA
Oct 21 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 - My Reading Getaway – book review of BELINDA / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 - Books for Books – book series spotlight
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