Title: Target on Our Backs
Author: J.M. Darhower
First published February 23, 2016
357 pages, Kindle Edition
In Target on Our Backs, J.M. Darhower delivers a heart-pounding conclusion to the story of Karissa and Vincent. Vincent had promised to love Karissa forever, but unforeseen circumstances have put their happily ever after at risk.
As Vincent struggles with the blood on his hands, someone out there is determined to make him pay. But Vincent is not one to back down, especially when it comes to the safety of the woman he loves and the life he’s built for them.
With danger lurking around every corner, Vincent is forced to confront his past and fight for his future. Will he be able to keep his promise and protect Karissa from those who seek to harm them?
Find out in this gripping conclusion to the Target on Our Backs series.
Target on Our Backs by J.M. Darhower is a gripping crime thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Darhower is an award-winning author who has previously written novels like Monster in His Eyes and Sempre.
The book, first published on February 23, 2016, is an important addition to the genre, exploring themes of revenge, redemption, and sacrifice. The story revolves around Teresa and Giovanni, two former mafia hitmen who are determined to start a new life away from the shadows.
The couple’s peaceful existence is shattered when their past catches up with them, and they become the targets of a ruthless gang. The novel is set in contemporary Chicago, and the city becomes a character in its own right, adding to the sense of tension and unease.
The writing is evocative and visceral, painting a vivid picture of the gritty underworld of the mafia. The characters are well-developed, with layered personalities and motivations that keep you guessing till the end.
The novel is not without its flaws, particularly in the pacing, which can be slow in places. However, the emotional depth of the characters more than makes up for it.
Darhower’s depiction of the mafia is particularly noteworthy. She avoids the common caricatures of the mafia and instead presents them as fully realized human beings.
The novel explores the consequences of a life of crime and the toll it takes on those who choose it. In doing so, it raises important questions about the nature of justice and redemption.
Target on Our Backs will appeal to fans of crime thrillers and anyone interested in exploring the complexities of human nature. The novel is a gripping read that will keep you hooked till the very end.
I would give the book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, the characters and themes being its strongest points. Overall, I highly recommend it.