Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ All the Wrong Ways by M.M. Charles

Welcome to my tour stop for All the Wrong Ways by M.M. Charles! In her second novel, indie author M.M. Charles tackles the ultimate case of "he said, she said"; the result is a stunningly dark thriller that you won't want to miss! This tour runs from September 16th - 23rd and consists of reviews, interviews and spotlights for your enjoyment. Check out the tour page for more information and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of All the Wrong Ways!

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: M.M. Charles
Available Formats: eBook & Paperback
Publication Date: 09-07-15                Pages: 338
Two years ago, amateur prosecutor Abra Fawley suffered a life-changing experience after handling a scandalous rape case. Unable to prevent startling circumstances beyond her control, Abra abandoned her prosecutorial duties and currently works as a dispirited private investigator. The guilt still remains… 

Two years later, law student Anton Costa is accused of rape by a fellow classmate. While alleging innocence, his notorious past rears its ugly head. Despite a tainted reputation, Anton is sticking to his word: it was consensual. 

She says it was rape. 

A night off campus with Anton turns into a roller coaster ride to hell for Jentra Mendoza. It all happened in her room. She has the bruises to prove rape. All she needs is the support from her best friend. 

A close acquaintance of Anton and Jentra, Lark Ridley is an intriguing girl with questionable intentions. She witnessed the incident. There is one problem: she is missing. 

As a favor for a friend, Abra must work with a defense attorney and prove Anton is innocent. 

While discovering the ugly facts about her new client, Abra's doubts about the alleged rape makes her question the parties involved as well as herself. 

Who is to blame? Or better yet, who is honest?

My So-Called Review: 
Sometimes I come across a book that instantly calls to me and tells me I must read it; it could be the book’s cover, the tag line, or its synopsis. When it happens I won’t even bother looking at reviews or the author’s previous books, I just snatch up the book and start reading immediately. This was the case when I came across All the Wrong Ways by M.M. Charles on Sage’s Blog Tour page, there was just something about the cover that completely drew me in and made me obsessed with obtaining a copy. In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween season I’ve been looking for some darker, grittier thrillers to read and this was the perfect choice for me!! Please keep in mind that this book isn’t for everyone and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. It contains some graphic sexual scenes, including rape, which could be a potential trigger for someone.

All the Wrong Ways is the ultimate “he said, she said” scandal story. In one corner we have Anton Costa, he’s been accused of raping a fellow classmate yet he swears he’s innocent. Anton is a pretty nasty individual and this isn’t the first time he’s had a run in with this type of accusation but does that mean he’s automatically guilty? In the other corner we have Jentra Mendoza, the classmate who’s accusing Anton of her viscous assault. She has the bruises to back up her allegation and claims there’s an eyewitness, a mutual friend of Jentra and Anton named Lark Ridley. There’s only one little problem, Lark Ridley seems to be missing. In steps Abra Fawley, a former attorney who now works as a private investigator. As a favor for a friend, she’s been asked to work with the defense attorney to prove Anton innocence. Will Abra be able to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s lying?

I loved All the Wrong Ways, it sucked me in right from the beginning and anytime I had to set it down I found myself aching to get back to it. This story was full of the dark suspense I was looking for and it kept me riveted every step of the way, definitely no dull moments here! There were so many questions that I needed the answers too along the way and I kept changing my mind on what I thought really happened; this was truly an edge-of-your seat thriller! I loved that author, M.M. Charles chose to write this story with Abra Fawley working on Anton’s defense team and needing to prove his innocence. I thought this added a really unique angle to the story and caused me to question what I thought I’d figured out along the way, it was brilliant!

I would absolutely recommend All the Wrong Ways for anyone that loves a dark, twisted, thriller with characters that you’ll love and those you’ll love to hate! This would also make a great Book Club choice for October if you’re club loves a thriller that will crawl inside your head and not let you go. I would love to sit and dissect this book in a group setting and think it would be brilliant to discuss the possibility of this book as a movie, I’d love to cast it J This was my first book by M.M. Charles and I’m eagerly looking forward to reading more from this talented new author!

A huge thank you to author, M.M. Charles and to Sage’s Blog Tours for providing me with a complimentary copy of his book in exchange for my honest review!

About the Author:
M.M. Charles studied Criminal Justice and Sociology at Mount St. Mary’s University and received her bachelor’s degree in 2011. She studied Criminology at Oklahoma City University and received her master’s degree in 2012. She is currently a law student. During her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling around Europe. She is currently working on her next novel.

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