Sunday, April 17, 2016

122 Rules by Deek Rhew

About Deek Rhew

Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.

He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town--with antique shops and bakeries--they call home.

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Review by Anniek

Monica is at the wrong place at the wrong time. She is in the library minding her own business when she hears a conversation she shouldn't have. From that moment on everything is taken out of her hands. Being taken to a secret place and later on being in the witness protection program is not how she envisioned her life to be. Monica wanted to be a lawyer and to stand up for the people in need but those plans are no longer in her control. When the people who want her dead are closing in she does the first thing that comes into her mind, she runs.

Sam did a good job while being in the Marine, but getting injures during an assignment ended this career. He wanted to serve his country, only now they no longer need him. Sam worked out very hard to gain as much strength as he could again. He wants nothing more than to go back to the Marine. When he finds out that this is not an option he must look at other possibilities. Sam gets an offer he can't refuse and so his new life begins. He gets his assignments and does what needs to be done with military precision.

This story has different angles and they all add a different layer. I really liked the psychological aspect a lot. How we all are susceptible to manipulation in one form or another. The knowledge of people being trained to take advantage of that really gives me the chills.

Throughout the story the author shares the rules of psychology. This really gives it that something extra.

"stories are, by definition, fiction. trying to formulate a past on the fly while making it sound believable is difficult unless great thought and planning has gone into the structure and background. however, blending elements of truth, no matter how trivial the details, into the tale lend it credence to the ear and can get it past the most honed of bullshit detectors."
                                                                                                 - 122 rules of Psychology

122 Rules is a fast pace story which will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is never boring and the storyline is great. I flew through the pages because I wanted to find out what would happen to Monica and the people she is running from. This book really was a great read and I enjoyed it very much.


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  1. Yaaaay! I love your review, Anniek! Thank you so much for spending time in my crazy little world and getting to know my peeps.

    Happy adventuring to you!


  2. Can't beat a good read by the fire in the evening before bed ❤️