Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Book Review: THE FORSAKEN, by Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins
THE FORSAKEN (Quinn Colson #4)
G.P. Putnam's Sons, July 2015
416 pages
Crime / Suspense / Thriller

I thing the latest installment in the Quinn Colson saga, THE FORSAKEN, was by far the most gripping, and emotional.

After a brutal shoot out that left the sheriff of a border county dead, both Sheriff Quinn Colson, and his Deputy Lillie, are in hot water. The DA is talking about a Grand Jury, and a possible indictment, confident the shooting was less than justified.

Additionally, Diana Tully has come forward, and needs Colson's help. Nearly thirty years ago she was raped, shot, left for dead . . . and her friend was murdered. The murderer was never officially caught.


The town rallied against the violent crime. They had a baseline description of the suspect. Male, black. Seemed like all they needed. The town covered up the hanging, and burning of a body, but assured the families justice had been served. The problem is, after the town murdered the man they though responsible for the henious crimes, Diana saw the rapist/murderer again.

Could the town have lynched the wrong man?

Colson's digging for truth unearths unwanted answers about his own past. He learns far more about his father than perhaps he ever wanted, or was ever ready to know.

A tight, compelling read. THE FORSAKEN was about as intense as a book can be. I couldn't find out what happens next fast enough. If you enjoy Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, or Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire tales . . . You. Will. Love. Ace Atkins!

Phillip Tomasso,
Author of the Severed Empire Saga,
and The Vaccination Trilogy

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