Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.
Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage. But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.
With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed. He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl. Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy. But Ty can’t do it all: Save the girl, his brother and his own soul. One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.
The Mistaken is a very well crafted thriller. It has everything a mystery suspense thriller needs. The characters were very real and Nancy did such a good job of pulling you into their emotions. It is a page-turning thriller with fascinating plot twists that grip the reader. I had a hard time putting the book down once I started to read it. It’s told in first person with multiple points of view, which I thought was done masterfully. Nancy Thompson gives us a heartbreaking look into a man’s mind when his hunger for revenge leads him into a destructive, dangerous chain of events. Nancy Thompson’s breakout novel The Mistaken it takes the reader on a fast-paced thrill ride! From start to finish. It’s a thriller through and through, but it also contains an element of romance. Mistaken is an amazingly well-written story that includes complex and intriguing characters; all of which will hold your attention and pull on your emotions until the very end. What I also love about this book, among other things, is that it is fast-paced and wildly entertaining and it also has depth. I can’t wait to read her next book.
About Nancy Thompson:
Nancy is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband of 21 years and their giant snow dog, Jack. She has one son, a student at Arizona State University. Besides recently accepting a freelance editor position for her publisher, she also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she’s not writing or editing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.
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