Random Article


 
Must See..
 

Pawnbroker (Book) Review

 
cover25229-medium
cover25229-medium
cover25229-medium

 
At a Glance...
 

Genre:
 
Author:
 
Year Published:
 
Final Score
 
 
 
 
 
3.5/ 5


User Rating
1 total rating

 

We liked?


Very unpredictable plot.

Not so much?


Takes a little while to get into.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Whether you love a good conspiracy, a good murder tale, or a little bit of both, Pawnbroker will keep you guessing at every turn. The characters are exciting yet sinister, and the plot line is completely unpredictable. While it may take you a little while to get invested in the story, once you do you won’t be able to put it down.

1
Posted January 27, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Sometimes a simple case of self defense is anything but simple.

Pawnbroker tells a tale of a life changed in an instant. Many of us have probably wondered what we would do in the case of some sort of robbery. Would we keep our cool? Would we even have a chance to think? And most chillingly, would we be able to pull the trigger on another human being if our lives were threatened? Of course, if you happen to own a pawnshop, you would probably prepare yourself for that sort of possibility a bit more than the average Joe. After all, most people aren’t in a pawn shop because everything is going peachy in your life. For Gray Bolton, armed robbery was something he’d planned practiced for, and when an armed stranger threatened his life, he did what he had to do. Little did he know how much his life would change with that seemingly unavoidable act.

Author Jerry Hatchett really keeps you guessing with Pawnbroker. As you follow the story through Gray’s eyes, you feel yourself being pulled deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole, completely confused all the while about what the heck is going on – just like Gray. As his whole life seemingly falls apart in an instant, what should have been a simple case of self defense against an armed robber soon uncovers a twisted mess of corruption, greed, adultery, and ultimately, betrayal. In a world where he can trust no one, he must trust in the skills of Penny Lane, a talented (and expensive) investigator brought in by his high powered lawyer.

Pawnbroker is a book that really does grip you – but not right from the start, unfortunately. It’s one of those books that really is worth the wait, though. Unfortunately, it takes a little while to get into the story, because things are just so darn confusing at first. There are so many characters being introduced, and so much going on in the story, that it is hard to keep things straight at first. That slows down a bit as you get into the story though, because most of the main players are introduced early on in the book. The biggest mystery is trying to figure out how all of them fit into the story. Are they good guys, bad guys, or something in between? That’s what Gray and Penny have to figure out – his life depends on it.

Whether you love a good conspiracy, a good murder tale, or a little bit of both, Pawnbroker will keep you guessing at every turn. The characters are exciting yet sinister, and the plot line is completely unpredictable. While it may take you a little while to get invested in the story, once you do you won’t be able to put it down.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)


  • http://www.facebook.com/ChopOMatic Jerry Hatchett

    From the author of Pawnbroker: Amy, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review. It’s MUCH appreciated! – Jerry