Thursday, May 22, 2014

Behind His Eyes: The Missing Years Book Review



  Synopsis:

 THE MISSING YEARS is the final piece to Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES SERIES puzzle. Follow the twists and turns as secrets are revealed, consequences are delivered, and the future is shown.

In CONVICTED, we saw what happened that fateful afternoon at the Rawlings Estate. Now experience the shocking repercussions firsthand. More than a companion, this full-length novel fills in the gap of time that was only mentioned, beginning when Claire Nichols forgets and seen through the eyes of collective men (the HIS is plural).

In THE MISSING YEARS, readers will see Anthony Rawlings fight for what belongs to him and cope with the reality of his past. Watch as Harrison Baldwin discovers the truth that threatens his beliefs, and as John Vandersol comes to terms with his revelations. Witness Phillip Roach, as he decides with whom his loyalties lay, and Brent Simmons, as he demonstrates the meaning of friendship—no matter the cost.

As the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED goes beyond. This final installment of the series offers a glimpse into the future of the lives that will forever be changed because there was a man who...

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.
—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED also contains a complete glossary of characters and a timeline that covers the entire series. If you have read New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH, and CONVICTED, you must learn the rest of the story: BEHIND HIS EYES CONVICTED: THE MISSING YEARS!


My Review:

Let me begin by saying I'm going to keep this short & sweet.  For those of you who follow me, you know I love this series and have previously reviewed the first three main books.  In my own words:  This series is a puzzle if I've ever seen one...a card game, a roll of the dice, a chess match, a game of chance...it's all about consequences - every action is followed by a consequence, either good or bad.   You can find my review of the series here:  My Consequences Series Review.  

Now, we have Behind His Eyes:  The Missing Years, the final book.  I have to say, "Thank you, Aleatha Romig!"  What a ride!  This series is one of my favorite series ever.  We were "in Claire's head" as she shut down in Convicted - swallowed up by darkness - lost in pain & heartbreak.   We experienced the horrors of what happened that day and the devastation that resulted in so many lives.

In The Missing Years, we sit in on Tony's therapy sessions in prison, learning from his words what happened to him, why, & what he was thinking as he came to finally realize the consequences of his own actions - the horror of what he had done.  We're with him as he reaches an agonizing decision that will affect the lives of those he loves forever...and we're with him as he walks free to do what he knows he must do to set things right.  My heart broke all over again for him and Claire in this one...so agonizing, so heartbreaking.  I also loved getting the other POV's  (Brent, John, Harry, Phil)  as they helped clarify some things and most of all, I loved the epilogue and glimpse into the future of them all...a perfect ending.  I'm so sad to say goodbye to Tony & Claire and the rest of these characters.  I felt a loss as I read the final pages.  But what a way to go!  A must read!  Well done, Aleatha Romig!!

Rating:  5 gorgeous ♥♥♥♥♥'s...And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart...xxx

Sandra

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