Thursday, September 29, 2011

Not your everyday thriller: Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argylle

Product Details
Disclosure: I was an early beta reader for this book.

Synopsis/set up: Nick is a CIA operative betrayed by someone he trusted. Now he's on the run from his enemies and his friends. He doesn't know who he can trust, and so he seeks out someone from his past who can hide him until he sorts things out. Lillian owns the reclusive Monarch Inn and a bit of Nick's heart.

What I thought? I enjoyed this book in large part because of Michelle's signature writing style:  vivid to the point of being cinematic. AND It's a page turner. If you like thrillers, it'll be right down your alley. If you don't, you may still like it. There's a nice romance, plus, it's so easy to get sucked into these characters' lives. Michelle paints them in such a way that you feel like you know them. They are fully fleshed out with backstories and complex motivations. The good guys aren't completely good, and the bad guys aren't all evil. They are human and their actions are understandable--even when they do something horrible.

6 comments:

Patti said...

I typically don't read a lot of thrillers, but this one sounds intriguing.

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm with Patti, but I love Michelle so I'll be reading this one. It's on my list. In fact, I think I'll purchase it today.

Ruth Josse said...

Hey, welcome back! How nice to see you:)Thanks for the review. I've heard great things about this book!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Thanks for the review....It sounds like an action packed story. :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

This sounds terrific! I like thrillers, especially when they have a little romance in them. Luck you to beta read this one!

onlinephduk said...

Thank you for posting this brief review of the book. It looks very entertaining and might end up making it on the to-read list.


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