Review: Ashes, Kelly Cozy

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on from the author in return for an honest review*
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Anonymous. That was Jennifer’s life. But when she survived a domestic terrorist attack and her last-minute escape became the iconic image of the event, that life was over. Wanting only to disappear and become just another face in the crowd, she cashed in on her unwanted fame and moved to a small town, hidden away and safe.
Retired. That was Sean’s life. A former covert operative – the kind the government denies exists – he’d been pushed unwillingly into a life of suburban peace and quiet. But his retirement ended when he saw Jennifer’s rescue; from then on he only wanted to find those responsible for the attack, even if it meant turning rogue.
What Jennifer and Sean will both find is that nothing goes to plan, and their paths will cross in a way neither could have foreseen.

Kelly Cozy became hooked on books in early infancy, when she turned one of her parents' paperbacks into a teething ring. She lives in California with her husband, son, and cats.
Her hobbies include cooking, reading, watching movies, and attending nerdy conventions.

This book is a total surprise. I read the synopsis and was like "Ok, looks interesting enough lets give it a try" but reading the first chapter left me breathless and I was not able to find my breath back till I was at 75% of the book and it finally slowed down a bit.
Jennifer is a character you can easily relate too. Pushing the snooze button one to many times on the day her life changes forever. Her struggle after surviving the attack is heart wrenching and all I felt like doing was comforting her. Telling her it was not as she was thinking. You really hope she will be able to find herself again and get a grip on her life. I really love the developments and how she reacts to them.
Sean is lost too I guess. In a way it is beautiful what he wants to do. It is clear he is a good man... somewhere.
The situations in the book make you question a lot of things for yourself. Is Sean right in the way he seeks justice, would I be able to think like him if I went trough things like that. What would I decide in the end. Even though after the first chapters the real excitement is gone there are so many questions and emotions going around you cannot stop wondering about the developments. Only as said before around 75% the lives of both Sean and Jennifer seem to settle and it gives you some space to breath. But just a little space because soon things start to move again and you are left with questions... That was the one minus I could actually find in this book. It has an open end leaving me with a lot of unanswered questions.

Author: Kelly Cozy
Publisher: Smite Publications
Pages: 370
Format: eBook
Publisher: Kindle| eBook | Paperback

4 star review

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12 August, 2013 delete

I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds very interesting! Thanks for putting it on my radar, Ciska! :)

12 August, 2013 delete

Sounds good Ciska! Especially the comment about the book leaving you breathless until about 75% into it. Must be good.

16 August, 2013 delete

I didn't know the book but it looks interesting. I see you enjoyed it a lot, I'll look for it!