I had the opportunity to review an ARC of Michelle Davidson Argyle’s thriller, MONARCH. Now, I don’t read thrillers ordinarily, but let me tell you, I was drawn into this book from the first page!
The action starts off immediately and Michelle does a great job of keeping the tension going throughout. She does a seamless job of introducing characters and making me care about them without it feeling effortful.
What I liked about Monarch was the alternating POVs. Seeing the plot unfold from different characters’ perspectives added a layer of richness that compounded my “conectedness” to the story line.
Bravo, Michelle!!!! I’ll TOTALLY read your other novels. 🙂
Back Cover Blurb:
Nick’s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness—a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he’ll have the chance to start his life over again.
Just when Nick is on the brink of catching Ferreira, he’s framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He’s safe, but not for long…
** If you’d like a chance to WIN a copy of MONARCH, simply leave a comment on this post. It’d be super cool if you spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, etc. You have until next Wednesday, September 28, 2011 MIDNIGHT EST to enter. I’ll announce a winner next Friday! **
Click HERE for more information about MONARCH.
Thanks for sharing this book with us. I’m goigng to check it out. 🙂
Sounds awesome! Thanks for the info.
I’m reading this book right now and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Nick is a badass and I love Michelle’s prose.
Great review. Isn’t it fun when you read a genre/book you normally don’t and find a little treasure like this?
Ooh, I love thrillers. Sounds great!
Can I still comment even if I don’t care about winning the book?
awesome! i’d love to win! i’ve seen/heard so much about this book recently that it has my attention!
Ooh, the book really does sound good. I’m not a big fan of thrillers either, but sometimes a book like this will really suck you in. 🙂
I love thrillers . . . the YA variety. Too bad there aren’t as many of those written as with some of the other YA subgenres.
Yeah, and don’t look at me. I can’t write them. Wish I could. 😛
Monarch is just the sort of fast paced novel I like to read. Tweeting.
I’d love to read this book! Thanks for hosting!
Great review! Monarch sounds like a really engaging book.
Loving the sound of this book. Thanks for the review and giveaway!