Title: FRACTURED KARMA
Author: Nancy Straight
Source: ebook from author for review
Mark believes he is alone in the world. Rejected by his parents as a child, he spent his childhood bouncing from one foster home to another. The loss of his beloved little brother, Davey, makes him believe he has nothing left to live for. Mark finds himself on a destructive path after agreeing to help a person from his childhood.
A wager made by two strangers sets a chain of events in motion: Mark finds the one person he believed he had lost forever, while he desperately tries to get out of the life he has made for himself. Never having allowed himself to get close to anyone, he can’t understand the connection he has to Libby. Can Mark escape the life he set in motion seven years ago and allow Libby into his life, or is his karma fractured permanently?
I'll be quite honest with you. When I first started this book I wasn't really into it. There was a lot of backstory at the beginning. It wasn't until around 20% in before things started clicking together for me and getting good. Once again, my habit of not reading a blurb before I start a book has come into play. Yeah, I didn't put 2 and 2 together that this book had a lot to do with book 1. My defense...it's been awhile since I read HIS FROZEN HEART. But anyhow, once I got going past that point, I found it increasingly hard to put down.
I know that I should have hated everything Mark did and the man he worked for but I couldn't. I really liked Johnny and found it hard to be displeased with him and the operations he ran. Even though Mark couldn't tell, I could see that Johnny really cared for him. I wonder if that makes me a bad person for liking the bad guy. Or maybe I am one of those that see the good in the bad. I don't know, but I really liked this story and the characters within it.
FRACTURED KARMA was a fantastic story that once it got my attention I wanted to read it every chance I got. I would eagerly start it up whenever I found I had a bit of spare time. (Which wasn't often this past week). Straight once again writes a story with suspense and intrigue that pulled at my curiosity. Curiosity that kept my mind spinning with different scenarios on how this could end with Mark coming out unscathed. I just couldn't see it. Now I cannot wait to start SHROUD OF LIES! 5 Edge Of Your Seat Stars!