Gary Taaffe – Final Straw (Urban Hunters #8)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

FINAL STRAW (book 8 in the Urban Hunters series)

It was all so perfect, until the dark side of life paid Amber a visit. Now all she’s got is a bloodied pair of pink pyjamas and a cardboard box down a rat–infested alley.

Amber comes face to face with a cruel murderer in the bush. She must decide — kill him now or later?

And remain a victim at the hands of her mother, or fight for a life of her own?

“I would read ANYTHING this man wrote.” NEW YORK BOOK REVIEW, W. D LaRue

“Masterpiece. A must read.” Anne Cook, UK

“Real and frightening. Great build–up!” Marie, UK

“Gripping!” Ethan, USA

“Surprising climax. Great ending!” Anne, Australia

URBAN HUNTERS is storytelling at its best. Unlike anything you’ve ever read, in typical Taaffe fashion. Always surprising. Wonderful!

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Bunya Publishing

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

E-grāmatas kopija no autora apmaiņā pret recenziju

Vērtējums/Rating: 4.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Ja Bowels of Hell mums pastāsta pavisam nedaudz par Amberu, tad Final Straw ir pilnībā par viņu.

Pirmajās nodaļās viņai vien seši gadi, bet jau tad tēva Džima uzraudzībā darbojas pie smēdes. Ieraugām Amberu pavisam citā gaismā un daudz prasmīgāku kā varētu noprast no iepriekšējām daļām un viņas saskarsmes ar Billiju. Esam jau izbaudījuši Amberas cīņas prasmes, kā arī viņa ne reizi vien sevi pierādījusi kā labu mednieci, kam jāpateicas Džima interesei par vrestlingu un medībām.

Diemžēl viss nevar būt tik rožaini, un, kad Amberai ir 12 gadi, Džims tiek no armijas rezervēm tiek iesaukts dienestā. Šāds pavērsiens šokē gan Amberu, gan viņas māti Narelli, kura līdz tam vismaz visus stāstā esošos gadus noturējās nedzērusi, bet tagad no jauna atgriežas pie alkohola.

Ambera ir spiesta uzņemties savam vecumam neraksturīgi lielu atbildību, bet viņas raksturs nemaz neatļauj rīkoties citādāk. Bet ar to grūtības Amberai nemazinās, un dzīve dod jaunus triecienus.

Ja sākumā biju skeptisks par šāda stāsta nepieciešamību, tad izlasot visa skepse pazudusi pilnībā.

                                                                                                                                                

If Bowels of Hell tells us just a little about Amber then Final Straw is completely about her.

In the first chapters she’s only six years old but even then her dad Jim in his supervision allows her to do few things at the forge. We get a sight of Amber in a different light, much more skillful than you might think from previous books and her interaction with Billy. We have already witnessed her fighting skills and also how good she can be at hunting. That’s thanks to her dad’s interest in wrestling and hunting.

Unfortunately it can’t go on to be that good for too long and when Amber is twelve Jim is called in the army from reserves. Such news is a shock not only to Amber but also to her mother Narelle who managed to stay from bottle all these years during the story at least, but know she relapses.

Amber is forced to grow up and take uncharacteristic responsibilities for her age but her temper wouldn’t let her to do anything differently. Sadly, but difficulties for Amber doesn’t with that and life gives her new blows.

If at the beginning I was skeptic about the need of such backstory, but after I have read there is no doubt left.

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