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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

REVIEW: Killer Choice by Tom Hunt @berkleypub @tomhuntwriter #BLOGTOUR

Killer Choice
by Tom Hunt

Excited to be launching Berkley Publishing's 
BLOG TOUR on Tom Hunt's Killer Choice!
AND on the publishing date!  HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Publisher:  Berkley
Publishing: January 30, 2018
Pages: 352
Genres:  Thriller, Suspense
Kindle Edition
Standalone - DEBUT NOVEL

Goodreads Synopsis

His wife is sick.
He needs $200,000 to save her.
A mysterious man offers to give him the money with just one catch: He has to murder someone to get it.

Gary Foster’s life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But one phone call changes everything.... 

After collapsing suddenly, Beth has been rushed to the hospital. Tests reveal a devastating diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor. Their only hope is an expensive experimental treatment available abroad, with a cost that’s out of their reach. And Beth’s time is running out.... 

Then a strange man approaches Gary and offers the money he needs, on one condition: that he kill someone, no questions asked. End one life to save another.

In this nail-biting debut novel of domestic suspense, one man makes a choice that forces him to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him. As he’s swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, he must question his own morality—and determine just how far he’s willing to go to save the woman he loves.

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About the Author

Tom Hunt is an award-winning advertising copywriter. He has worked for some of the nation’s largest and best-known agencies, including J. Walter Thompson and Saatchi & Saatchi. Killer Choice is his first novel. Visit him online at and on Twitter @TomHuntWriter.

Hunt will be on tour visiting
January 30th: The Poisoned Pen; Scottsdale, AZ
January 31st: Murder by the Book; Houston, TX
February 1st: Prairie Lights Bookstore; Iowa City, IA
February 3rd: Washington Free Public Library; Washington, IA
February 6th: Mysterious Bookshop; New York, NY

My Review:

It comes down to the age old question - exactly how far would you go for the one you love?  Told strictly through Gary's point of view - we see how he goes from high hopes of finally expecting a baby with his wife.. to potentially losing her.  His wife.. who he's known for more than half his life.  His rock.  He can't imagine life without her and he'll do anything to make sure he doesn't lose her.  Enter an opportunity that could potentially solve everything... but at what cost?  

I love it when a debut novel delivers!  This was an extremely fast read for me.  Yes, I know.. I read fast and I read a lot but sometimes you just get glued to that story line and this one really sucked me in!  Gary really goes through quite a bit.  You never quite know exactly how far you would go for someone until you're put in that predicament.  There were a few times that I was like, "uh uh! Oh no you didn't!  GARY!!!!"  Towards the end he reminded me of Walter White - doing anything at the expense of anyone.  PHEW!  

I do wish there were a few things - while the book focused on everything Gary did to get to the point that he did.  The beginning and aftermath I would've liked to have seen fleshed out a bit.  They felt a tad bit rushed.  I wanted to see more into the relationships he had with the people surrounding him.  Make me feel a little more empathetic to his cause.

I love it when a debut novel gets my panties in a bunch.  This one certainly had me shaking my head a few time in a disturbingly good way.  I can only see Tom Hunt's work getting better with each novel and I look forward to seeing where he goes.  Count me in for the Hunt!!


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