A Psychological Thriller
by Nolon King
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Pub Date 23 May 2022 | Archive Date 06 Jan 2023
She can pay with her life … or she can pay with her crimes.
Alison Tanner thought she was living her best life. Her husband’s seven-figure consulting business earned them entry into the country club crowd and paid for her gifted daughter’s tuition at the best private school in the area. She lives in a gorgeous house, drives an expensive car, and she could afford designer clothes, if she cared about fashion at all.
But when her husband, Tom, is killed in a gang-related shooting, it all comes crashing down. Tom’s consulting agency was just a front for his real business: keeping their wealthy neighbors supplied with cocaine, oxycontin, and every other illegal drug money can buy. Tom died owing the local drug lord a lot of money — and now Alison’s on the hook.
Worse, unscrupulous DEA Agent Banks wants her to be his informant in a sting operation and doesn’t care if she survives, as long as he gets his man.
Desperate to protect her daughter from both a vengeful mother-in-law who wants custody and a drug lord who wants her daughter to work off Tom’s debts in the streets, Alison agrees to go undercover, wearing a wire as she sells drugs to her snobby neighbors and learns more about the drug lord’s operation.
If she ever gets out of this, she vows she’ll take her daughter and disappear forever — but her chances of surviving are getting worse by the minute. Does she have a shot at ever living a normal life again, or is everything blown?
Blown is an intense new stand-alone crime thriller from Nolon King, author of Pretty Killer, 12, and the No Justice series. Fans of Ozark and Weeds will love Blown. Get your copy today.
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Well I am very glad that Netgalley approved me to read this King & Wright book. When I started to read it I wasn't sure as everything that could go wrong did!!! but the more I read it the more I enjoyed it with a bit of black humour, if you liked Breaking Bad, you'll love this, with a female protagonist.
One day she wakes up and her life is not hers (literally😅), not that she really liked the way it was anyway. I read it in one sitting!!! Definitely a recommended read👍
I received a complimentary ARC of Blown by Nolon King in exchange for my honest review.
I really enjoyed this book and it kept me in suspense till the very end! The descriptions were so vivid that I felt like I was right there, my heart was pounding so many times. The characters were well developed and real, there are some you will root for and some you will hate. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.
Alison, her husband Tom, and daughter Sarah live a very privileged life. They have a magnificent home, expensive cars, they belong to the country club and Alison doesn't have to work. So maybe, even though Alison's mother in law hates her and her daughter is in trouble at school, things will all work out.
Then Alison gets a visit from the police, informing her that her husband has been murdered and requesting that she ID his body.
What starts a nightmare turns worse when the police tell Alison her husband was a drug dealer and imply that she was complicit. Suddenly, all of their credit cards and bank accounts are frozen, and her house is ransacked by the police as they execute a search warrant.
Alison is in big trouble, she has no money available, a mortgage and bills to pay and her mother in law won't help her. A package arrives on the front porch with a burner phone inside, a message is in it telling Alison to meet an unknown caller. Alison soon learns that her husband owes a local drug dealer $125k and she is now expected to pay the debt or she and her daughter will pay in other horrific ways.
Determined to keep her daughter safe at all costs, Alison will do whatever is necessary including avoiding the police detail that is assigned to her home. As she gets more deeply involved, Alison is figuring out who her husband's clients were, what kind of man her husband truly was. To pay off the debt Alison will do things she never would have dreamed of, find allies she never would have guessed and go where she could never have imagined. I can't say enough great things about this thrill ride!