Author: Sophie Jonas-Hill
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: Paperback 320 pages
Release Date: 27 September 2018
Publisher: Urbane Publications
I would like to thank the publisher Urbane Publications and Kelly from Love Books Group Tours for the copy of this book they provided me for review and for inviting me to join this blog tour. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Following the gripping – and deadly – events of their night under siege in Nemesister, the sequel, Broken Ponies, provides more details of Red’s mysterious past as well as Rita’s childhood, and brings light to the events that will eventually bring them together. But meanwhile Red’s hunters have not given up the chase and Rita becomes bait in a trap set for Red in a terrifying storm damaged fairground….
The second in the Crooked Little Sisters series, Broken Ponies will thrill fans of dark gothic thrillers and readers of John Connolly and Joe Hill.
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Our main protagonist in this book, although only one person, actually has two very big personalities: Rita and Margarita. I must admit, I haven’t previously read the first book in this series and ‘Broken Ponies’ kind of throws this dual personality scenario at the reader right away with not much background information on the hows or whys. I can only assume that this is building on information already given about this rather complex character from the first book.
Rita/Margarita works security at the Savannah Heights Casino in Las Vegas and whilst theres not much description given of what this character looks like, (again, may have been given in the first book), I pictured her as a fairly well built individual with a ‘no nonsense’ kind of attitude. She has a smart mouth and is often quite sassy even when she is thrown in some rather tricky situations.
Rita/Margarita is called over to her sisters house and given the news that she plans to re-marry. There’s one problem though – she’s already married to a man named Red. Rita/Margarita is asked by her sister to track down Red and persuade him to sign divorce papers so that she can marry her new beau.
This is where things get interesting as Rita/Margarita has some quite complicated history with Red. Again, I really felt I would have benefited from reading the first book in this series because whilst there are snippets of information about the complicated past between these two characters I never really fully understood what had gone on between them.
Although I found the book slightly slow to take off the second half of the book more than made up for it. It was this second half where all the action happened, the secrets are revealed and Rita/Margarita and Red’s characters are developed further as we see flash backs into their pasts.
Overall this is a nice easy read in the thriller genre which I enjoyed because of the authors straightforward writing style. I would recommend reading the first book in this series ‘Nemesister’ though as I think you would appreciate this book much more having the background on these characters.
About the Author
Sophie Jonas-Hill lives next to the sea in Kent with her family. An antenatal teacher, Sophie is currently working on the third book in the Crooked Little Sisters series.
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