Review: Hindsight ~ Owen Banner

Stumbled across this “four thumbs up” review for my novel, Hindsight, today on catesbooknuthut.com. Cate is one of the members I go to on Goodreads for clear, incisive book reviews. If she doesn’t like it, I don’t bother. If she does like it, it’s usually pretty quickly on my shelf. It’s nice to know she enjoyed Hindsight.

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Hindsight“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…

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Kirkus Calls Hindsight, “A high-stakes suspense novel with a breakneck pace and a strong voice.”

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Kirkus Reviews has published the review of Hindsight and it’s stunning. The good news doesn’t stop there. They’ve chosen Hindsight for the “Kirkus’ Indie Books of the Month Selection,” which you’ll be seeing mid-March.

“A debut novel about an Irish-American ex-con combines the appeal of the thriller and noir fiction genres in a style similar to that of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books… Featuring some insightful character development and pedal-to-the-metal pacing, this novel gets its real power from its gritty narrative voice, which is simultaneously jaded and principled… A high-stakes suspense novel with a breakneck pace and strong voice.” – Kirkus Reviews

Click here to purchase Hindsight on Kindle for the low price of $2.99. If you’re a part of the Amazon Lending Library, then you can pick it up for free.