Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Review: Pennies for the Damned By Edward Lorn

Pennies for the Damned
By Edward Lorn
Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Book Description

Ex-hitman Larry Laughlin got out of Mexico alive, but now he’s a haunted man. The final step to laying his ghosts to rest requires killing his newly paroled father. Before he can take action, though, a trio of killers break into Larry’s house, and he overhears their plan to murder his brother, Jaime, too. Old habits kick in, and Larry emerges the sole survivor. But while he’s gathering hidden funds to finance his plans, he’s ambushed by an unlikely traveling companion: a young abused teen named Brooklyn, who refuses to be left behind.

Larry and Brooklyn set out to save his brother and complete his patricidal task, but one wrong misstep drops yet another aching tragedy on Larry’s burdened shoulders. Nearly mad with his hunger for vengeance, Larry seeks his final nemesis in the heart of New York City. But what he finds will threaten more than just his life: Larry Laughlin damned himself long ago.

My Review

It's been awhile since I found myself wrapped up in a book that I not only read it in one sitting, but I was sad to finish up the story. I need more Larry Laughlin!

Edward Lorn knows how to rock the written word. While this is a follow-up book to Hope for the Wicked, it is a great stand alone. Now that I have gotten to know Larry's character through this novel, I will for sure be reading the first book.

Larry and Mo are a couple who kill for a living, but only really awful people. So, that is acceptable, right? Lorn gives us gruesome death scenes, humor, and adventure at the same time. I enjoy his writing style and can easily call myself a new fan.

If you need thrills and kills while reading, then Pennies for the Damned is for you. It's a lot of action, but there is a solid plot that has you feeling all the feels and the characters are well-developed. Impatiently waiting for the next one ...

Author Bio

Edward Lorn is an American horror author presently residing in the southeast United States. He enjoys storytelling, reading, and writing biographies in the third person.

Once upon a time, during a session of show and tell, a seven-year-old Edward Lorn shared with his class that his baby brother had died over the weekend. His classmates, the teacher included, wept while he recanted the painful tragedy of having lost a sibling. Edward went home that day and found an irate mother waiting for him. Edward's teacher had called to express her condolences. This was unfortunate, as Edward had never had a baby brother.

With advice given to her by a frustrated teacher, Edward's mother made him start writing all of his lies down. The rest, as they say, is history.

Edward Lorn and his wife are raising two children, along with a handful of outside cats and a beagle named Dot. He remains a liar to this day. The only difference is, now he's a useful one.

In January of 2012, Edward Lorn self-published his debut novel, Bay's End. Later that year, he contracted with Red Adept Publishing to bring his sophomore effort, Dastardly Bastard, to the world. For the Halloween season, Edward published a collection of short stories entitled What the Dark Brings. His novella, Hope for the Wicked, was picked up by Red Adept Publishing and is coming soon.

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Twitter: @EdwardLorn

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