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Book Review-Deviant Acts-J.J. White

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Did you ever buy or receive a book and just mean to glance at it only to find that you were reading it front to back non stop? That is what happened to me with this book. I really just meant to read a page or two then pick it up in a week or two as I had no idea what it would be about--uh--it caught me from the get go. Jackson Hurst, a loser by most peoples definition of that term is really not doing well--his Mom has just about given up on him--when he is called upon by his aunt, who has no respect for him or anyone else for that matter because she deems him the only one who can help find and retrieve her kidnapped daughter--and then wreak revenge on the kidnappers. She sets him up as a private investigator and the craziness begins!

I don't want to say much more or I will spoil it for you--all I will say is the FBI gets involved and a BIG secret is revealed--I did love the ending and I think you will too!

About the Book; (from Amazon)

Jackson Hurst lives his nightmares with his eyes open. Only the heroin he’s been addicted to since Vietnam keeps the horror at bay. A poster child for losers, Jackson’s addiction has cost him his job, his girlfriend—and unless there’s a change soon—his life. That change comes in the form of the wicked Aunt Camille, a Vermont millionaire who desperately needs Jackson’s services to retrieve her twenty-year-old daughter, Cheryl, from kidnappers. Camille wants her back at any cost and she wants the kidnappers, who maimed her only daughter, murdered. Jackson could use the money—no, he desperately needs the money—but can he stay clean long enough to get her back? And more importantly, can he kill again despite the demons that haunt him from the war?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


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J.J. White has penned eight novels and over three hundred short stories. He has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Adventure of the Nine Hole League, was recently published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Volume 13. His story, "Lucky Bastard Club" was recently published by The Saturday Evening Post." He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer's Digest.
J.J. was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece Tour Bus. His novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014 as part of a three book deal with Black Opal Books. His second novel, Deviant Acts, was published November 14, 2015. He enjoys writing, surfing, golf and tennis. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife, editor, and typist, Pamela.

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40 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

This is a book that my husband would definitley be interested in! I will have to get him a copy!

April Hammond said...

Sounds like a great, suspenseful read that will take you on an adventure! I think my husband would love to read it this summer when he has extra time on his 24 hour shifts.

Scott said...

I just read one that did that to me. It was the biography of Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons. Almost read it in one sitting!

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

What a twist - it sounds like a nail biter, that's for sure. I'm going on a trip next month that sounds like it would be a great read by the pool.

Jamie Tomkins said...

That sounds like an interesting story. I'll have to see if my friend who loves this style, has heard of this yet.

Liz Mays said...

A great ending is so satisfying! Sometimes books leave us hanging, so I like this better.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This sounds like such an interesting story. More of a book for my SIL though than myself. I will have to tell her about it! - Jeanine

Neely said...

This sounds like a book that would be perfect to take on a trip! I love interestin reads for flights!

Denise C said...

Well, now I need to know what the BIG secret is! I'll go check out the first chapter.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I have read books that caught my attention right away like that. That is what I have always loved about reading, being able to go places in my imagination.

Nicole Escat said...

I found interesting on this book. I'm sure my sister would also love this.

Myrah Duque said...

Wow this book is definitely all about imagination! One that my neice will enjoy very much!

Sarh Snarski said...

Wow, this sounds like another great book! I am truly am usually not into so many books, especially not w/in 5 minutes of looking through some book reviews. Awesome choices!

John J White said...

Thank you, Miki, for the complimentary review of Deviant Acts. If I can repay you in kind please contact me through my website www.jjwhitebooks.com
The contact button is under construction but should be there in a few weeks.

J.J. White

Terry Poage said...

This book sounds great. I like books that the FBI get involved in.

rajee pandi said...

great books

momo said...

This book sounds like it would have a lot of twists and turns in it, another one that I would enjoy reading.

Anonymous said...

I love a good book that you can't put down no matter how late @ night Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

clojo9372 said...

Hmmmm... this book sounds very intriguing. Thanks for the review, I think I will check it out! :)

kimberly said...

I love suspense books like these, thanks for sharing an excerpt of the book.

jean602 said...

Sounds interesting and a good read.

jean602 said...

Sounds interesting and a good read.

Sherry Fram said...

Sounds interesting! Will have to check it out!

Horace Lau said...

I'll read it over the summer holidays to see if I like it!!

Camasha Isaac said...

Another book added to the must read.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

This would be a great summer book, it sounds intriguing.

Nikolina said...

Thank you for your honest review, much appreciated!

Judy Thomas said...

It sounds like a great book.Thanks for sharing it.

Gillis Hills said...

I can tell it's unput-downable just from the cover. Thanks for sharing!

J. Husin said...

Looks like this could become an action-packed movie.

Krafty said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I prefer amateur sleuths to police procedurals.

Zoey said...

Thank you for sharing this! It sounds like a very engrossing book.

Donnas said...

This is the type of book I enjoy, thrillers and nail-biters are my fave novels.

Leslie Crosbie said...

This looks like a great book, the kind that keeps me up late because I cant put it down!

The Char said...

I bet it can get intense!

Cheryl Everitt said...

I would be willing to bet that I can finish this book in two nights!

LAMusing said...

Always looking for a good suspenseful read!

Chelsey Dewitt said...

Looks good

Chelsey Dewitt said...

Looks good

Lisa F. said...

Must be pretty cool to receive a book for your opinion. Even more cool if you like it!

 
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