Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Look Back is a roller coaster ride through the jungle.

I received an advanced copy of Don't Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz in exchange for my honest review.

Since meeting Mr. Gregg Hurwitz at the Punta Gorda Library earlier in the year, I have read three of his books. I started with The Tower, which was good.  Second I read "Troubleshooter" which was a high octane shoot em up police procedural story.  I was excited to get a chance to read "Don't Look Back".

After her husband leaves her for another woman, newly single mom, Eve, decides to go on the trip of a lifetime to the jungles of Mexico.  She hopes to rediscover the woman she lost in her marriage.

At the resort, Dias Felices Ecolodge, Eve and her fellow visitors shop for native crafts and explore the jungle.  During one of their outings, Eve witnesses a man mistreating an indigenous woman. While  investigating the man and the disappearance of the previous occupant of her hut, Eve discovers the mans identity as well as the lengths that he will go to to keep his identity secret.

The brutality of this stranger is a contrast to the beauty of the jungle surrounding them.  Visitors Eve, Jay, Will, Claire, Sue and Harry and their hosts Neto and Lulu are thrust into a life and death struggle to escape from a man who has everything to lose if they get away.

I had a terrible time putting this book down.  I found myself wanting to give up sleeping and eating in order to finish.

"Don't Look Back" will keep you on the edge of your seat right to the very, unexpected end.

The book is scheduled for an August 19, 2014 release.

Thanks for reading.

Find it on Amazon at Don't Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz

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