Victory Blvd. by Sameer Ketkar (Review by Derek – #NerdGirlDad)

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Title: Victory Blvd

Author: Sameer Ketkar

Published Date: June 2014

Genre: Action / Thriller

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***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

A highly paid stuntwoman by day and vigilante by night finds her dual life turned on its head when her prosecutor father discovers her secret.

In this light-hearted action thriller, Callie Monroe is a stunt double for the world’s #1 female action movie star, but spends her nights trying to avenge her mother’s murder. Callie is aided in her quest by her grandfather Hank Dempsey, a career criminal who runs a repo yard, and her personal assistant, Aryana Koubalt, a bubbly Valley Girl who’s smarter than she seems.

All is going well for Callie until her father, Assistant District Attorney Nathan Monroe, discovers her secret during a botched sting operation. Nathan, who is also troubled by his wife’s murder, is conflicted: He doesn’t know whether to tell his boss the truth, or to help Callie in her quest for justice.

But when Aryana is kidnapped by the vicious thugs Callie is investigating, Nathan has no choice but to help Callie and Hank get her back — though he does have a few conditions first..

 

***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Derek – # NerdGirlDad’s Review***
This is an action thriller with plenty of both. It was, for me unfortunately a book of two halves. In the first part I got the impression that the author lacked the experience needed to pack as much into each page as was done. However, the second half (or really the last three quarters of it) more than made up for what came before.
Once the scene had been set Sameer’s writing ability could not be faulted and I was amazed at how much was fitted into the sixty four A4 pages of PDF (the format used for my copy.)
My only complaint is that this tale would be better extended to some 80,000 words or even more to do justice to the author’s brilliantly thought out idea of a girl being a highly paid stunt double by day and a vigilante by night. Like, I am sure, everyone who has read this, I look forward to reading the sequel when we will see the murderer of Callie’s mother dealt with. (Together with a large number of others unfit to live.)

 

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