Review: Blue Ruin

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Blue Ruin’s best trait is its slow reveal. If you did not read the synopsis or look at the movie’s poster, you wouldn’t know it was a revenge thriller until a good twenty minutes into the movie or so. It opens with wit and a melancholic humor that helps you quickly attach to the main character, Dwight. He is a homeless man, living off what he can scrounge and what he can steal. Isolated from people, he is still drawn to them, to a life he once knew. I won’t give up too much more, because, as I said, every small revelation is a slow unraveling of the backstory that weaves together with Dwight’s current actions to create the tapestry of chaos and violence that lays over a growing number of bodies like a sheet at a morgue. I will say this, however. Dwight is not the perfect action hero. He is no ex-marine or ex-cop or ex-mafia hitman. He’s just a normal guy, a little pudgy around the edges and not accustomed to pulling a trigger. He makes mistakes, and he is punished for them. That’s what made this revenge thriller so refreshing. Give it a shot. It’ll be worth the night.

Hindsight is Free!

That’s right! Pinch yourself, rub your eyes, slap a cactus; you’re not dreaming. Christmas has come early this year, kiddos, and you’re all on the nice list. For the next five days, Hindsight, a thriller, is free on Amazon. Just click this link right here and get your free download! And be sure to star it and let me know how you like it. Happy reading!

Hindsight’s New Description

I made a few changes and updates to the previous description I had posted on here while preparing it to go live on Amazon. Here’s the new descriptididdly and here’s the link where you can download Hindsight straight to your Kindle for only $2.99.

“I am hurtling eight stories to the pavement. There’s a bullet in my left shoulder and another chewing through my lung. I am going to die.” – Shirley O’Shea

When Shirley got out of prison three years ago, he committed himself to being there for his sister, Haley, and his aunt, Winnie–the only family he has left. Then he met Isaac, a man with connections to his grandfather and to the IRA. Isaac said he owed Shirley’s family a favor: deliver a package and get some money. But things are never that simple, are they? What should have been an easy drop-off blows Shirley’s world apart. Now he’s on the run, a continent away from those he loves, trying to figure out what he’s gotten himself into, who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in order to keep his family safe.

But Shirley has a few skeletons of his own banging on the closet doors, and the hinges are starting to come off.

Hot Off the Digital Press!

Hot Off the Digital Press! The wait is over. As of yesterday, Hindsight is finally available for purchase on Amazon. The book is going for $2.99 right now as an introductory special and is available for free in the Kindle Lending Library if you’ve got Amazon Prime. To make your life a little easier, I’ve posted the link right here so that you can snap it up and start reading right away. Just click on the image and it will take you there. Enjoy!

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