You take one risk.
Now, those you love must pay ....
Emma Turner thought she could trust her husband, Dom. She thought he would always look after her and their daughter Daisy.
Then one reckless act ends in two innocent deaths - and Dom's family becomes the target of a terrifying enemy.
There's nowhere to hide. They're on the run for their lives. And if Dom makes one more wrong move, he won't have a family left to protect ....
Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Family Man by TJ Lebbon, published in paperback by Avon on 11 August 2016.
Damn I was exhausted by the time I got to the end of The Family Man. It's a non-stop, roller-coaster of a read. There are villians, and car chases, and extreme acts of violence. It's like a cross between The Fast and the Furious and James Bond ..... total entertainment. Paced like a sprinter on speed and populated by a cast of characters that range from the gullible to the downright evil, this is a book that surprised and shocked me, but I found it difficult to put down.
Chapter One draws the reader in, it's not clear where we are, or who we are looking at, but it's very clear that there's something terrible happening and this is the perfect scene setter for the rest of the story.
The reader then meets Dom, an ordinary, average type of guy. Self-employed electrician. married to Emma and father to eleven-year-old Daisy. He's hardworking and straight as a die. Dom and his mate Andy regularly cycle out into the countryside. Andy's a different kettle of fish altogether - single, toned abs, attractive, a bit of an adrenaline junkie - they are as different as chalk and cheese, but they're mates and they get on well. It's on one of these cycle rides that Andy plants the seed into Dom's head .... and this is where Dom's downfall begins.
It's a mixture of bravado, a desire to provide for his family and a longing to be like Andy that makes Dom agree to do one of the most daring and quite frankly, downright dangerous and stupid things imaginable, and the two men, and Dom's family suddenly become the targets of some not very nice people at all. Luckily Andy knows a woman who can get them out of trouble .... or so he hopes.
What follows is an intense and thrilling sequence of events that at times, will make the reader squirm. There's a whole lot of violence and a whole lot of fear. And, interwoven into it is the emerging story of Andy, his past and how he came to know Rose; the woman who may be able to save them.
The Family Man is action-packed, full of thrills, a little over the top, and very entertaining. Slick and polished writing. I enjoyed it.
My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review and invited me to take part in the Blog Tour.
He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award and a Scribe Award, and has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards.
A movie of his story Pay The Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, will be released soon, and several other projects are in development.
He lives in the Monmouthshire countryside with his wife Tracey, children Ellie and Dan, and his dog Blu.
He enjoys running and biking in the hills, and sometimes he imagines he's being chased.
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