Title: Solace (The Avengement Series #2)
Author Name: Caddy Rowland
Publication Date & Length: July 8, 2015 – 202 pgs
The Avengement Series: Sometimes a person gets pushed too far. .
Book Two: Solace (A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama)
Where the hell is Brady?
It should have taken about a half hour for him to walk to town and back. As Tory heads out to walk the beach searching for him, a soft smile plays on his face. He can just imagine the ribbing Brady will give him when they meet coming toward each other.
Instead, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare. There is his husband, lying in the water, bleeding and gasping for breath. Brady, petrified and struggling to stay alive, tries to tell Tory something about a boat. Then his frightened eyes stare into Tory’s as he manages to say “I love you” one last time. He’s gone before Tory can even tell him the same.
The police believe it’s a robbery gone wrong. Tory wonders if it isn’t a hate crime. He swears he’ll find the killer, even if the police give up trying. No one is going to get away with gutting the man he loved, leaving him like trash to die alone. Nothing will stop him from getting justice for Brady.
Not even murder.
(Note: Although there is an object tying these novels together, each gritty drama is a stand-alone psychological suspense thriller with a complete story arc.
Karma really can be a bitch—especially when it scores a willing partner.
Themes in this book: revenge, retribution, vigilante justice, failure of the justice system, abuse of power.
I loved Tory in book 1 when he was there for Jasmine. Book 2 takes us to the murder of Tory’s husband Brady. Tory and Jasmine are great together as friends. I loved the fact that there wasn’t anything they wouldn’t do for each other. They had unconditional trust in each other.
Tory and Brady were so in love, the murder was so crushing to Tory. You could just feel the heartbreak that he was experiencing.
There was so much suspense in tracking the murderer, excellent planning on Tory and Jasmine’ s part. The story was so good it kept me hoping they’d get away with it. I loved how the series will continue with the shoes. Excellent read. Totally loved it as much as book 1.
The drama of humanity. We live, die, love, hate, win and lose in a never-ending variety of ways. Often those ways are heart-wrenching. Other times they are not.
Why do people make the choices they do? Why do some abuse power? How do the powerless learn to survive? Why do a few dare to be different, while others conform—and why are so many disturbed by those who don’t?These are the questions that have always haunted author Caddy Rowland. Those questions keep her pounding away at her keyboard, creating novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human.
Caddy has always been a nonconformist. She likes to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to characterization and world building. Heroes have warts; villains have soft spots. Main characters don’t always learn their lessons because all too often we don’t, either. There isn’t always a happy ending, but sometimes there is. Otherwise she’d be predictable.
She writes for readers who like to think and feel; who like their stories to be raw, graphic, unpredictable, “real” and sometimes brutal. For readers who like their boundaries challenged; to be shown how rarely life decisions are truly black and white, but instead shades of grey.
Think of a carnival midway with books instead of rides. She asks you make sure you’re the minimum height if you plan on riding alone. You must also leave prejudices and inhibitions behind the entry gate. If you can’t, Rowland’s reads might be a tad much for you. Don’t worry. There are plenty of safer reads out there. Just step out of the line and find a more appropriate book for your reading enjoyment.
No, Caddy Rowland’s novels aren’t for everyone. But then again, they just might be for you.