Firstly I wish to thank Katherine Sunderland of No Exit Press for inviting me to take part on the Blog Tour for TOO FAR by Jason Starr
One night. One date. What have you got to lose?
Jack Harper isn’t a bad man, but he’s stuck in a loveless marriage with a mediocre job just trying to keep sober. The only good thing in his life is his son. When an old college friend introduces him to a new extramarital dating website, he tentatively reaches out to find a distraction from his misery. But when he goes to meet up with his steamy online date, he quickly realises it was a dire choice.
Soon, Jack finds himself desperately trying to prove his innocence for crimes he did not commit, and the life he once had – unhappy as it was – is nothing but a dream. Now, he’s living his worst nightmare. . .
Gripping and packed with shocking twists and turns, this intense psychological thriller plays with a basic anxiety we all harbour: What if one reckless decision could ruin your life forever?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Jack Harper is of that age where it can make you panic and do daft things. At 44 he isn’t getting any younger and as the years go by he will have even less chance of happiness. Poor Jack was putting up with marriage rather than being part of it and he had been ok about that. Then Jack bumps into an old college mate who has an enviable life style but like everything else even he wants more. Jack is a realtor and is showing him round a two million dollar apartment that he wants to use just to sleep with women on the quiet. All in all it leaves Jack restless with his humdrum life and so he begins to dabble on a website his college buddy told him about. A real simple arrangement, chat to a woman who is also in a rut, meet up, sleep together, I say that very loosely, and move on!
Now I aren’t in agreement with this sort of thing but really you need to meet his wife. Oh wow can she put poor Jack in his place. So I am thinking, ‘you go for it son’, ‘go and grab a bit of human friendship and possibly more’. Now in the pages that follow it is almost like you can hear Jack’s happiness. He is glowing from these pages. But when things go belly up Jack has to do the right thing, while I am shouting at my book run Jack, run! Now things don’t go from bad to worse, they go from bad to you don’t have a life left! Now this story really takes off.
How can doing the right thing be so wrong? I hated the so-called good guys and wanted to kill the bad ones. I was revved up, I was ready to shake some people and would have gladly served time to sort others out! I really had to finish this book in one sitting, with watch the hand gestures to any interruptions while I was reading.
I just love a book that gets me so worked up and angry at characters for me this is job well done for any author. Just when I think I have everything sussed I was thrown in this story, mouth open sort of thrown. Talk about pushing someone’s buttons the wrong way, well these ones really did pop big style, as it just keeps doing the twist like a 1960’s dancing champion, with every single page more shocking than the one before. A super read and perfect end for me.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. Many of his books are in development for film and TV. Starr’s bestselling crime novels include Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck and Twisted City, followed by Lights Out, The Follower, Panic Attack, Savage Lane and his latest novel, Too Far. He is one of only a handful of authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction multiple times. He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.