Saturday, July 14, 2018

Book Review, Giveaway: Unfinished Business (The David Trilogy #2) by S.C. Cunningham

Unfinished Business
The David Trilogy #2

by S.C. Cunningham

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He loved being him… he got away with murder.
She loved being her… until she met him.
The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humor and pulsating sex scenes.

With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead.

Laughter soon turns to fear when he communicates via Tara’s laptop that he is very much alive, knows their every move and is ready to finish what he started. He is among them, but who? He has a brand new face.

Tara has had enough, time to turn the tables and make him suffer. A woman unafraid of death is a dangerous thing. Has David finally met his match?

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

Swearing was so wonderfully satisfying. Why take the time to put drearily long, politically correct sentences together when the point could be made in one delicious succinct ‘bollocks!’

Of course it’s real, you mare, he’s not playing Barbie and Ken, that’s Action Man down there, our very own killing machine.

They gave her the hostile ‘do you know who we are?’ look, followed by aghast hand-on-hip staring and shaking of heads, as if she had just stolen their first born and worn the same dress. Eyes wide, jaws dropped, they didn’t move.

‘If I die I want red roses and a pint of Guinness on my coffin,’ mumbled Seb, his hands over his eyes. ‘I may be a tad thirsty where I’m goin.’  ‘Blue flowers for me... Don’t worry Seb, hell will have wicked bars and clubs, you'll be fine. What music do you want?’ asked Tara.

…‘there's an old boy who brings his life-size doll with him, he leaves her in the passenger seat of the car… he would bring her in but she keeps sliding off the bar stool, he doesn’t want people thinkin she’s drunk… She’s very pretty, a bit of a surprised look on her face... nice clothes... her hair needs doing, I did offer, but he took offence... I think he thought I was trying to pull her... honestly, do I look like I ‘do’ women?’ he tutted, hand on aproned hip… ‘Plastic ones at that…honestly,’ Anton huffed…


My Review:

I am enjoying this dark and twisted series far too much and continue to worry what that says about me.  This story has me in knots and I am enthralled and intrigued by this ingeniously crafted, maddeningly paced, unpredictable, action-packed, tautly written, and salacious tale.  Laced with betrayals, hidden agendas, secret identities, passionate and sensual love stories, and more scream-worthy twists and turns than a carnival ride. 

The writing was nothing less than first-rate and I lived for this wily author's cunning and clever lashings of wit and titillating humor.  S. C. Cunningham is obviously an evil genius with serious word voodoo.  Her characters were enigmatic, alluring, deeply flawed, and fascinating.  Not one of them was who they seemed or without dark secrets of their own.  David must have a magical wang as all his past lovers still find him highly desirable, despite his unsavory crimes, twisted behaviors, murderous intent, and previous attempts to kill them off. 

I am now stamping my little foot in a pique over the heinous cliffhanger and totally conflicted in whom to root for as the ending turned everything upside down.  I sincerely hope Ms. Cunningham is currently locked in her office while chained to her computer and banging out part three. I have but two words for her – please hurry!

Empress DJ

About The Author

British Author S C Cunningham (The Penance List, Unfinished Business and The Deal) creates psychological and paranormal thrillers with a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor, and pulsating sex scenes. Her works offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.
Cunningham writes what she knows. Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Deal, the first in the Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, thus sowing the seed for her thrillers The Penance List and Unfinished Business part of The David Trilogy. She is currently working on Book III For My Sins.
An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of rock music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the Police – Wanted & Absconder Unit, Intelligence Analyst, Major Crime Team, Investigations Hub.
Having worked in the music to film industry, she writes with film in mind. The Penance List has been adapted to film screenplay.

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1 comment:

  1. Competition entered. Fingers so tightly crossed that I am lacking circulation. An outstanding review.