Friday, September 16, 2011

REVIEW: The Undertaker by William Brown

book cover of The Undertake by William Brown
Title: The Undertaker
Author: William Brown
Date Published: February 2011
Genre: Action/Thriller
Page Count: 322 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge
Rating: 4 our of 5 stars

**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Imagine having someone holding a gun in your face and reading your own obituary.  That's exactly where Peter Talbott found himself at the beginning of this book and it sends him on a crazy ride to several east coast cities, all while trying to keep himself from getting killed.

Pete's a computer nerd who works in Boston.  His wife passed away a year ago from cancer so since then he's just been living a quiet life in Boston, working and wallowing in his memories of his beloved wife.  So when someone hijacks his memories of his wife by using her name in an obituary, as well as his, Pete just has to get to the bottom of it.

This book grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the end.  As Pete tries to get to the bottom of the obituary business, he learns that there is something seriously wrong and more innocent people's names are being hijacked as well.  This sets off a chain reaction that sends him running, trying to keep himself and Sandy, another innocent dragged into this mess, alive.
Once Pete ends up in Chicago, he meets Sandy, and she was by far one of my favorite parts of the book.  Young, funny, and a total smartass, it seems like she and I would get along just fine.  She also has a knack for keeping her head above water, and so does Pete and that comes in handy, big time.

Sometimes I'm not a fan of action thrillers like this, but this one I definitely enjoyed.  I loved the characters, they were believable and you could really relate to Pete's grief over his wife and his struggle to move on.  I also liked that there was a touch of romance, but it wasn't very heavy.  Not being a fan of romance myself, I really liked that.

This was a great action/thriller novel.  If you're looking for something fast paced, this is definitely a book that you want to pick up.  I give it a 4 out of 5 stars!

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