Forgive Me, Alex Blog Tour/ Review: Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond

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 Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, "the devil," terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.

Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton—no remorse—as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.

"The devil" walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.

After all, this is what Tony does. It's who he is. "The devil" himself long ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters. What a sweet twist of fate this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice.

Will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?

Tony Hooper and Mitchell Norton battle for supremacy, with law enforcement always a step away, in this story of justice and vengeance, evil and redemption, fear and courage, love and loss.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)


 How awesome was that little synopsis? You know what's even more awesome? The whole book itself! Now if you aren't into the whole POV of a serial killer genre this book may not be for you, BUT if you are I suggest going to Amazon or somewhere and getting this book.

So the story is split into two different time periods, one set in 1978 when Norton is having his trial done and then the other is in 1995 when he's released. This is my favorite kind of format because you can guess what's about to happen next but then it completely surprises you when you find out in the flash forward that it didn't happen. I hate it when this isn't done well, but Diamond does this flawlessly! It's really awesome.

I also like that it's centered around the killer himself and not focused on the whodunnit part which, no offense to the people who write and read that kind of stuff, bothers me to no end. I do enjoy it sometimes but when the murder mystery genre is flooded with it I don't like it. I like killer POV.

I don't want to spoil the awesomeness so go get it! It's a really awesome fast paced read, well I thought it was but if you want to savor it go for it!

Also this is another blog tour hosted by the lovely people at Novel Publicity and they got some awesome giveaways this time around so be sure to fill out the stuff below to get chances to win stuff!! Yay free stuff!!!


Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:

Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Forgive Me, Alex? Well, there are two ways to enter...
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Forgive Me, Alex tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.
About the author: I write fiction, long and short. My writings cross over many genres and focus on diverse subjects, ranging from the mysteries of the human mind, with its fragile psychological and emotional states, to the everyday joy and anguish of life on Earth. Ultimately, characters move me – as both a reader and an author. It's all about the people. When not writing, I'm Publisher and Executive Editor at Evolved Publishing. Connect with me on my website, Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, or via Evolved Publishing.
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  1. Haha, you are awesome, Lydia! Your reviews always make me smile. I agree that the whole whodunnit thing is just not my flavor--give me a good ol' crazed killer any day. I'm just beginning this novel, but I love it already. Thanks for joining us on the tour, and please cross-post your reviews to Amazon and GoodReads when you have the chance. *smooches*

    1. Aww, making people smile is my main goal in life! And it's sooo good! You're definitely gonna love it! Did the cross posting, so Diamond has more love going around!

  2. Mine happy feet be going............ Whoa! Happy feet!

  3. I really like the cover for this book, it's unique and sounds like it really fits the story. :)

  4. I like the title. This is not my genre, but it never hurts to try something new.

  5. Lydia, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks again, and wondered if it wouldn't be too much of an imposition to ask you to copy/paste your review to Amazon. I'm sure you know how important those Amazon reviews are. :)

    Anyway, once again, thank you so much for the terrific review.