Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TLC Blog Tour: Untold Damage







• Paperback: 312 pages • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (April 8, 2013)

Blurb:
Estranged from his wife and daughter, former undercover cop Mark Mallen has spent the last four years in a haze of heroin. When his best friend from the academy, Eric Russ, is murdered, an address found in his pocket points to Mallen as the prime suspect.
As the police turn up the heat and Russ’s survivors ask him to come up with some answers, Mallen sets out to serve justice to the real killer. But first, he’ll have to get clean and face the low-life thugs who want him dead. Surviving drive-by shootings and beat downs, Mallen discovers the motives behind a string of vengeful murders. But turning a life around is hard work for a junkie. Bruised, alone, and written off by nearly everyone, can Mallen keep clean and work his way back into his daughter’s life?





About Robert K. Lewis

Robert K. Lewis (Bay Area, CA) has been a painter, print maker, and a produced screenwriter. He lives with his wife, his guitars, and a trio of moody ghosts. Untold Damage is his first novel.
Find out more about Robert at his website.  You can also follow him on his blog, Twitter, and Facebook.


My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed how brutally honest this book was. Mallen's past is not sugar coated or glossed over, you see him at his worst. His absolute worst. His life has gone down the drain and he's spent about 4 years with a needle in his arm. He doesn't know he WANTS to get clean and be who he used to be. This was my favorite part of this book. The character study of Mallen really drives this novel. Start to finish, I wanted him to get better and get the bad guy! I wanted things to finally work out for him.

I honestly don't think I've had such a connection to a fictional character before!

The story glides by rather quickly and kept me wide eyed and flipping pages. I really think this is a great start to a intriguing series.  I can't wait to see more!


Tour Stops:

Monday, April 8th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile
Tuesday, April 9th: Crime Fiction Lover
Wednesday, April 10th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, April 11th: Tales of a Book Addict
Wednesday, April 17th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Monday, April 22nd: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, April 23rd: Must Read Faster
Wednesday, April 24th: A Bookworm’s World
Thursday, April 25th: she treads softly
Monday, April 29th: Crazy Shenanigans
Tuesday, April 30th: My Two Blessings




4 comments:

  1. Melissa,
    Wow, thank you SO much for the awesome review! I'm really, really glad you connected with Mallen. I'm totally enjoying writing him. He'll be back next April in the second Mark Mallen book, CRITICAL DAMAGE.
    Again: thank you for the great review! :-)

    RkL

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

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    2. Trust me: the pleasure is all mine! :-)

      RkL

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  2. "I honestly don't think I've had such a connection to a fictional character before!" Wow, that is really saying something! Sounds like this was a great read.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

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