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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Goodbye Man By Author Chad Barton Review And Giveaway

Welcome once more to my still pretty new book blog and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my reviews.
I've got a real page turner for your guys today.
It's called The Goodbye Man and I tell you you will absolutely love this book.


The author of this book is Chad Barton and he is great.
 
I've talked with Chad asking him what he did before he started to write and why he writes and this is what he had to say:

''Nathalie,

I went into law enforcement in the early 70’s in Miami. I was in the Crime Scene Unit where I got my first taste of just how bizarre people can really be. I worked major crimes such as homicide and rape. I transferred to the Orlando area where I did the same thing until I retired and went into private business.
 I enjoyed my police career very much, though it does have a tendency to make one a bit jaded.
 I am currently Chairman of a statewide company in Florida that manufactures products for the housing industry. (Another bloodied business)
 I’ve attached a photo, which includes my dog, Sadie, the actual star of book one.  
 The sequel, A February Morning, is in the works. The star is Brody, a black Australian Shepherd, and Tucker, a Husky.  
 I’ll give you another clue about book two that I think you’ll find fascinating, but not until you finish The Goodbye Man, for reasons that will become obvious, as soon as you do. (and would perhaps ruin a surprise in book one dependent upon where you are in it)
 As far as why I wanted write?.................I’m not quite sure I ever did, really. However, I’ve always loved to read, and still do so all the time.
 Quite frankly, one night I sat down and began typing out The Goodbye Man. I don’t know why. (with two fingers, I might add) The words flowed and I enjoyed it.
 I write late at night, when the house is quiet. The memories come back clearer then, particularly as I get older. Sixty is coming up in the next big window. I’ve had one stroke already, worked hard to recover, and have done so.
 I grew up reading Albert Payson Terhune, dog breeder and writer. Perhaps that’s my inspiration.  
 Who really knows where these things come from.
 I’m able to write, so I do.
 I’m glad you enjoy it.''

BOOK DESCRIPTION
As more people filled the packed church, Jack was forced to move down the wall toward the front, until he was very near the altar. From that vantage point, he could see the young mother's face. He found himself staring at her, unable to look away. He didn't know why. Perhaps it was the terrible sadness in her face. He watched her intently as she clutched a little brown teddy bear and a picture of her daughter, who now lay only feet away in a small casket. The size of it made him wince. Jack felt the anger rise within him At sixty years old, Jack Steele has long since retired from putting criminals-especially those that hurt children-in prison. Following his retirement from law enforcement, he built a successful multimillion-dollar company, allowing him financial freedom in his golden years. Following the unexpected loss of his wife, Sarah, however, he withdraws into himself. He becomes a loner whose only companion is his German shepherd, Sadie. Sick of a court system that lets monsters out of prison to torture and kill again and again, he decides there is only one way to stop them. Using his own resources, his credentials as a retired police officer, and his .380 Walther, he and his dog begin to hunt-bringing justice to those whom the system cannot control. After all, enough is enough.

 MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
This story is riveting, a real page turner, a fantastic thriller.  I could not put the book down.
I read it in 3 days.  I can only read at night when all is quiet because I work during the day.
The characters were very likable and real and I especially loved the german shepard.
I think she was the best.(laugh).  It's the story of a retired criminal investigator named Jack Steel who is totally fed up of all the monsters who rape and torture innocent children, that keep going in and out of prison for different reasons.  So Jack and his German Shepard take matters into their own hands and decide to clean up a little bit and do what everybody dream of doing but don't want to of fear of going to jail themselves.  SO he gets rid of the disease these monsters are.  But naturally, the cops do eventually have suspicions and Jack knows it's only a matter of time before they find him.
This book is very well written and the story is well told from beginning to end.
The end will have you wanting more.  I know I can't wait for the sequel.
You can say Chad Barton knows how to tell a great story.
You can add this book to your TBR lists for Christmas.
You can also check out his website here to read the first few chapters to give you an idea of the book.





PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing (July 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456743104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456743109
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces

 Now for the giveaway, Chad has graciously accepted to giveaway one print copy
of The Goodbye Man to one of my followers


This giveaway ends on Dec 6th 2011 midnight
No PO Box please,
Open to the US and Canada

All you have to do is leave a comment stating that you follow me and don,t forget
to leave your email so I can reach you if you win.

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I was given this book for free, but the opinions in this review were 100% my own.

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Anonymous said...

A great Read, fresh and written with depth. An honest interpretation of our society and all its nasty nightmares.
Scary an sad , make syou want to wrap your babies up in cottonwool.

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