Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

And for my second tour post of the day, I'm part of the TLC blog tour for Spencer Quinn's newest release, The Right Side. This one does come with a tour wide giveaway, so be sure to read through to the end for the Rafflecopter!

LeAnne was close to the end of her tour when she was injured on duty. Now she has trouble keeping things straight, trouble dealing with what happened, and a patch where her right eye - her better eye - used to be. Then her roommate, Marci, dies and LeAnne decides it's time to take off. 

She buys a car and heads west, eventually making her way to Washington State where she discovers Marci's daughter has disappeared. With the help of an uninvited dog, LeAnne becomes determined to find Marci's daughter. For a hardened and experienced soldier, it shouldn't be too difficult. But that's where Marci is gravely mistaken. 

The Right Side definitely wasn't what I was expecting. It was a bit of a slow build in the beginning, with the narrative alternating between Marci's memories and present day. Fortunately, Marci is a compelling character with an equally compelling story.

She's angry, understandably so. And maybe even more so that she realizes or understands. It becomes clear, shortly after starting the book, that Marci's injuries are more broad than even she knows. A conversation she isn't supposed to hear reveals that she has shrapnel in her brain that the surgeons were unable to remove. And she forgets this fact shortly after learning it.

It's a bit of an aha moment in the reading, pieces of Marci's situation begin to fall into place more readily once that bit of information is revealed.

I'd never read Quinn prior to this but I have to say I really enjoyed this one. I feel like that was going to be a given considering two of my favorite authors, Harlan Coben and Stephen King, gave the book their own nods of approval. Still, I was pleasantly surprised The Right Side. If you're looking for a thriller that really does go much deeper than the usual fare, this is definitely one for you!

As I mentioned above, there is a tour wide giveaway on this one.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Spencer Quinn and his work you can visit his website here. You can also like Chet the Dog (from Spencer's other series) on Facebook and follow him on Twitter (Chet's happy to talk about The Right Side!)

And for a book club guide, head on over to the publisher's official page for the book here

Purchase Links: Amazon | Books-A-Million | IndieBound | Barnes & Noble


Danielle H. said...

I adore reading stories about characters and their pets, especially dogs.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

LeAnne sounds like a difficult character, but I think I'd enjoy following along with her journey.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!