Savage Row by Britney King is a fast paced, thriller with a strong female main character and a diabolical villain.
This story is about Amy Stone and her family. Jack Mooney, a career criminal, has been in prison for nearly a decade. When Mooney is granted early release, he makes Amy his first priority. As Mooney’s campaign of terror mounts, the police seem powerless to protect the Stone family, who must rely on their wits to survive a psychopath hell-bent on revenge.
I enjoyed the characters in the book and thought they were well written. We learned the most about Amy and she has an interesting history. I would have loved to learn more about her husband, Greg. He seemed to have some things in his past, or present that I would be interested in! I found the children in the story to be true to life and their behavior really added realism to Amy’s family.
The settings were generic, hometown settings but well written. A home, a park, a car ride. As a reader, I am a big fan of thrillers and crime fiction so I’ve read a lot of them! Despite that, the plot of this story felt unique because there was a subplot interwoven in that made a big impact on the story line! I won’t spoil it, but I’ll just say, I loved that sweet, misguided character very much!
Overall, this thriller was well done. I like Britney’s writing style. She kept it simple. The writing isn’t long winded or over educated. It was easy to read and I finished the book in one day! Highly recommended!
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.