Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn

5 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Edward Lorn is a writer who pulls no punches. He writes with the anger I often feel, but regretfully have no outlet for.

I've often mentioned in my reviews that I'm a sucker for a great opening paragraph and The Sound of Broken Ribs delivers with the following....

In forty-five minutes, she’d be fighting for her life. But, for now, Lei Duncan I was typing The End.

But first, let's talk about the bad day Belinda Walsh had awoken to.  It began with a persistent knocking on her front door.  Her initial thought was' Dan’s dead. Jesus Christ, my Dan’s dead. Before long she wished he was.  An eviction notice?  Failure to make payments on the rent?  When she calls her husband at work to ask him what was going on, he hangs up on her and promptly disappears. This left Belinda beside herself with anger, fit to be tied, seething with rage.

When she got behind the wheel of her car...

She hit the woman in the spandex tank, blue-and-white yoga pants, and highlighter-yellow sneakers doing roughly forty-two miles per hour. That might not seem like a lot of speed, but it was enough to change both women’s lives forever.

And that's just the beginning of The Sound of Broken Ribs.  This is a visual tale, definitely rated R for sex, ultra-violence, and language.  That being said, there is a great depth to Edward's characters and their actions are totally believable.  So many unexpected twists and turns.  Like a full season of Fargo without the accents.

Recommended and one of my favorite reads of 2017.

The Sound of Broken Ribs will be available as a signed, limited-edition release through Thunderstorm Books. You can pre-order your copy at http://thunderstormbooks.com/thunderstorm/book/the-sound-of-broken-ribs/  There should be an e-book release at a later date.

From the author's bio - Edward Lorn (E. to his friends) is a reader, writer, and content creator. He's been writing for fun since the age of six and writing professionally since 2011.  He can be found haunting the halls of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Goodreads.  E. lives in Alabama with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next novel.

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