For the past decade Walker Holmes has published the Pensacola Insider, an alt-weekly that struggles to stay solvent while reporting on corruption, racism, and injustice in Pensacola, where progress has been stonewalled for generations.
When Holmes publishes an article revealing that Bo Hines, one of Pensacola’s most beloved figures, has been stealing funds from the Arts Council, he may have gone too far. As tensions build, Hines’s wife is found dead, and half the town, including the corrupt sheriff, think Holmes is responsible.
Holmes is determined to bring the truth to light, but what he uncovers is more than he bargained for. In order to solve the mystery, he has to unravel the many toxic and enduring grudges poisoning Pensacola—and before it’s too late.
City of Grudges is a thrilling, exciting, action-packed novel that will have its readers turning the pages with haste into the early hours of the morning. As I began to read City of Grudges, I immediately knew that this was going to be a fast-paced adventure and now that I have finished the novel I can happily write that the book is just this! It is an intriguing, unique mystery thriller unlike anything I have read before, that captivated me with its heart-pounding moments and phenomenal literature courtesy of the excellent author Rick Outzen. If you are a reader who loves being taken on a journey that is full of shocking moments that are memorable as well as astounding, then you will love City of Grudges so do not miss out! If you need more convincing, then please continue to read my review to learn more about the stellar novel!
City of Grudges is an incredible novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Walker Holmes. Walker Holmes for the past decade has run the Pensacola Insider, and he has published many articles, but a recent one has caused a massive stir within the community. Holmes has published an article about Bo Hines, a beloved Pensacola resident and accuses him of stealing funds from the Arts Council. Well, let’s just say that nobody is happy about this article and when Hines’s wife shockingly is found dead, the blame falls on Walker. What follows next is a shocking, thrilling and captivating mystery that will thrill readers from start to finish!
The story of City of Grudges is a stellar one that had me intrigued from the very start. I love any story with a mystery/thriller theme, so I knew from the beginning that City of Grudges would deliver thanks to this theme and wow did it! From the start the reader is immediately thrust into the thick of the story, the reader will feel as if their breath has been knocked out of them by how fast the reader is pushed into the thick of the plot.
City of Grudges captured my attention immediately thanks to the fast-paced story, enigmatic characters, and a thrilling plot. As I read City of Grudges I was honestly in awe; it was like a present was being unwrapped before my eyes and the more the pages turned, the more excited I got for the finale.
Rick Outzen is a newly discovered author of mine, and I have to confess book lovers that I am kicking myself for not having found Outzen’s work sooner! I am frustrated that I have not before because never before have I been so entertained with a suspense novel! To write a good novel the reader needs to be fully immersed in the story and feel as if they are experiencing the same events as the protagonist(s) and Outzen manages to accomplish this with his writing in City of Grudges, so Outzen is most certainly worthy of an abundance of praise.
Not only is Rick Outzen an outstanding writer for his ability to thrust his readers into the thick of the story, but he also is because he was able to describe all of the events that unravel perfectly. Every event and moment and even place is flawlessly described with a wealth of detail which in turn keeps the reader turning the pages.
Overall City of Grudges is a gripping novel that is guaranteed to keep readers entertained for hours on end so I, of course, have to award the story five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!
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