Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.
Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage. But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.
With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed. He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl. Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy. But Ty can’t do it all: Save the girl, his brother and his own soul. One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Tyler Karras, adjusts to being in America and begins living the “American Dream”. Until his parents and his sister are tragically killed in a car accident, his brother Nick, who was driving the car survives but with injuries. Riddled with guilt for forcing Nick to pick up the family from the airport knowing he was hung over and tired, Ty takes him in and stays by his side during every step of his recovery. Nick drowns his guilt and grief with drugs and alcohol and Ty tells him it’s time to leave. Shortly thereafter, Nick gets mixed up with the Russian mafia, unable to intervene, Ty focuses on Jillian, the love of his life. Tragedy hits home once again when Ty loses his wife and unborn child. Ty bent on vengeance makes a deal with the devil…The Russian mafia. With a case of mistaken identity this story puts you on a suspenseful rollercoaster ride of a lifetime. This book far surpassed my expectations. I was also intrigued by the little twist in the end, it was an awesome book. This was definitely one of my top ten best novels of 2012!
About the Author
Nancy Thompson makes her fiction debut with The Mistaken. She is an interior designer and California transplant, currently living with her husband near Seattle, WA.
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