Too Far by Jason Starr #BlogTour #TooFarBook @noexitpress @jasonstarrbooks

Today I’m rather delighted to be sharing my review of Too Far by Jason Starr. Many thanks to Katherine at No Exit Press for inviting me onto the tour.

About this book…

One night. One date. What have you got to lose?

Jack Harper isn’t a bad man, but he’s stuck in a loveless marriage with a mediocre job just trying to keep sober. The only good thing in his life is his son. When an old college friend introduces him to a new extramarital dating website, he tentatively reaches out to find a distraction from his misery. But when he goes to meet up with his steamy online date, he quickly realises it was a dire choice.

Soon, Jack finds himself desperately trying to prove his innocence for crimes he did not commit, and the life he once had – unhappy as it was – is nothing but a dream. Now, he’s living his worst nightmare. . .

My review…

Why have I never read books by Jason Starr before?! I have to admit to never having heard of him before reading Too Far but I was tempted to read this “unknown to me” author as the blurb sounded right up my street. And now that I’ve finished my first ever Jason Starr book, I want to read another one!! And then another one!! Yes, Too Far really did impress me that much-I bloody loved it and read it in one night whilst suffering from a bout of insomnia (note for insomniacs-do NOT read Jason Starr novels if you are trying to read yourself to sleep! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!)

This thrillers starts off by introducing the reader to Jack. Now Jack is an okay guy! Yes, he’s not exactly the best realtor or husband but he’s a brilliant father to his son. He attends regular AA meetings as a recovering alcoholic but is proud of his sobriety. His marriage is staler than the crusts in my bread bin but after a conversation with an old friend Jack decides to spice his life up a little by trying a dating app for married people looking for a little extra “fun” in their lives. Big mistake! And now Jack is fighting to prove his innocence after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit…

I did feel really sorry for Jack! He was stuck in a marriage where he hadn’t had a physical relationship with his wife for years but what in the hell was he thinking by signing up to that website?! I wasn’t sure if he was just naive or desperate to be wanted for himself rather than a husband/father/provider. His old friend Rob was a brilliant character with some of the best lines in the book even though I felt embarrassed for him with most of them! And I loved how Jack got his own back later on for introducing him to thoughts of online extramarital naughtiness! Nice touch!

This was a fast paced, thrill a minute read that was easy to get engrossed in and extremely difficult to put down! The tension was kept high throughout as the reader cheers on the likeable Jack, hoping that he can work out how to prove his innocence. And that ending!! Just the perfect way to bring this enjoyable thriller to a close.

If you’ve not read anything by this author before, you really must give him a go! Highly recommended by me!

Meet the author…

Jason Starr, author of Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake I.D., Hard Feelings and Tough Luck was born in Brooklyn in 1966 and still lives in New York City. After completing a degree in economics at Binghampton University, Starr has concentrated on his classic noir crime fiction, which has been compared to the work of James Cain and Jim Thompson.

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jorobertson2015

I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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