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Piping Hot Diggity Dang with a side of flaming hot peppers right off the fire!! John Hart is my hero for taking this stressed out with life reader and drawing me right into this story, allowing me to forget everything around me but these characters. I became utterly lost in this story. Sometimes that’s all you need!  

I wanted to dive into The Unwilling right away but tried to hold off a bit because you know so many books need my attention.   I picked it up just to look at it and soon found myself ignoring life and everything around me till I finished. The Unwilling is one exciting story that I think every thriller lover needs to read!!   It is not out till June 23, 2020, so put it on your TBR, pre-order it or try to get your hands on an ARC.

The Unwilling is a raw yet exciting heart-pounding, emotionally deep and entertaining crime story that explores the dynamics between a family shattered by the past, war, prison, loss and the scars left behind.

If you haven’t read a book by John Hart, I highly recommend giving one a try. If you have you know what I am talking about when I say he is one master story writer who delivers a vividly beautiful written story, creates suspense to drive the story forward well drawing you into the depth of the souls and minds of his characters. Don’t miss out on the experience of reading his books. 

Oh and that cover!!!!  It says so much!! 

Thank you to St Martin’s Press for my copy!!

Taken from John Hart’s website

He’d fought the war as few men could. THE REAL TERROR WAITED AT HOME.

Taken from Goodreads

Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart’s singular style.

Gibby’s older brothers have already been to war. One died there. The other came back misunderstood and hard, a decorated killer now freshly released from a three-year stint in prison.

Jason won’t speak of the war or of his time behind bars, but he wants a relationship with the younger brother he hasn’t known for years. Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake: long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women.

But the day turns ugly when the four encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Beautiful but drunk, one of the women taunts the prisoners, leading to a riot on the bus. The woman finds it funny in the moment, but is savagely murdered soon after.

Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason; but when the second woman is kidnapped, the police suspect Gibby, too. Determined to prove Jason innocent, Gibby must avoid the cops and dive deep into his brother’s hidden life, a dark world of heroin, guns and outlaw motorcycle gangs.

What he discovers there is a truth more bleak than he could have imagined: not just the identity of the killer and the reasons for Tyra’s murder, but the forces that shaped his brother in Vietnam, the reason he was framed, and why the most dangerous man alive wants him back in prison.

This is crime fiction at its most raw, an exploration of family and the past, of prison and war and the indelible marks they leave. 

7 thoughts on “Sneak Peek into The Unwilling by John Hart

  1. Awesome review, Brenda! I can’t wait to read this one.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Mary Beth!! I know you are going to love it and I can’t wait for you to read it!


  2. TerryHuntressof Erudition says:

    I have so many books on my TBR ARC list, but you made me request this one!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Great Terry!! I am so glad you did. It will still be a group read!!


  3. Tiffany says:

    Wow!!! I am thrilled about this one, it sounds so damn good! I would totally read this even though it’s not my normal.
    Really great review!
    I am a fan of the picture taken of the book.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, T! Put it on hold now from the library! We should read his other ones together. I still have a couple I haven’t read.


  4. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Sounds amazing! I love that cover too!

    Liked by 1 person

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