This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Man on the Run by Carl Weber
Genres: Literary Fiction
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known.
It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.
This story is told in alternating first person voice and it follows four main characters, Jay, Kyle, Wil, and Allen. What a dynamic read with four very different personalities. Some of the situations they find themselves drawn into are almost on the cusp of unrealistic but not so unbelievable that it stops you from becoming engrossed in the story. There are lots of sexy times between these men and their respective ladies and that could be a turn off to some readers.
Everything the author was trying to convey about the friendship of these characters came through in this story. These men had a bond built since childhood that although extremely tested could not be broken. The repercussions from Jay’s blind need to see himself freed from prison were greater than he had ever considered and this story deals with the fallout from his choices for both himself, his friends and their families. There are some surprises along the way with a twist at the end that I did not see coming and it definitely opened an opportunity for a series.
This story begins with action and it continues straight through until the end. Some of the situations Jay and his friends find themselves in are hilarious! There may be little character development but the characters are what drive the story. They are four very different men and what kept me hanging on was seeing how the impact of Jay’s escape unfurled in their lives. It was incredibly entertaining! Once you start reading this story you will have to hang on until the end!
*Thank you to Grand Central Publishing & NetGalley for this eARC of Man on the Run*