Friday, August 16

Book Review: Primed for Revenge by Carolyn M Bowen

Primed For RevengeAuthor: Carolyn M. Bowen 
Title: Primed For Revenge (Sydney Jones book 1)
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Pages: ebook
Published: April 2nd 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

Practicing law in a large partnership, Sydney Jones was primed for making partner. Then her life turned upside down after a disagreement with her boss at Birdman & Birdman.

Leaving the office, she was swiftly kidnapped and taken to her assailants’ hideaway, beaten, and raped. With no memory of whom she was put her at a disadvantage with her captors. Through gritted teeth, she promised a day of repercussions for their actions while mentally visualizing her revenge.

Warned by her assailants to keep her mouth shut or else, she was delivered to her home. Not recognizing her former living quarters, she was careful in exploring her options for regaining her memory.

Piecing together the reasons for her kidnapping brought her into contact with people, some she could trust and others risky. The problem was the amnesia prevented her from recognizing the difference.

Tapped for crime once nudged her toward caution for something afoul was going on at Birdman & Birdman. She prepared for a fight. With a vision of fury she made a chilling decision – never to be a victim again.

A random find on Netgalley for this one. It seemed like we would get a good story and a kickass heroine. 

The story follows Syndey who was kidnapped leaving her office. Beaten and raped to the point of having memory loss. Slowly piecing together her memory and the reason why she was attacked she is ready for a fight and to never be a victim again. 

This had all the makings to be a great story filled with crime and drama and a kickass heroine. It was intriguing for sure. I enjoyed the mystery and the slow-build-up and uncovering of information. But the narrative was sooooooooo slow. 

I liked Syndey and I felt sooooo bad for her. She had SO many bad things happen to her even outside of the beating and rape. Poor girl. I can see her snapping a bit there. Any normal person would.

Super bummed by her one friend (no spoilers) but I was so upset. 

That Walker was interesting. Didn't trust Walker....but it was so hard to trust anyone in this novel. 

I did enjoy the story overall even though the narrative was SO slow and I felt like nothing was going to happen. I wanted Sydney to go off the rails right away! 

Overall, pretty interesting and I was intrigued in the story and the characters even though it dragged on and on. It took forever, but when things did happen I was hooked. I'll give this 3 stars. 

2019 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
Book 16 of 16/25 - going for 25 now ;)


Blodeuedd said...

The slow worries me, I can not do slooooow (says the person who has not dnfed in a while)

Carole Rae said...

I was super worried but it kept my interest.

Sophia Rose said...

Yeah, that one does sound exciting. Bummer it rolled so slowly. Wow, she had a horrific set of circumstances.

Carole Rae said...

She really did. Poor girl!