A Gripping & Realistic Thriller

4 out of 5 stars

I’m not sure when the original book was published but I’m betting it was before the Vegas shooter took the lives of numerous people attending a concert.  But, knowing the story around that and then reading this Unlucky Day made this story even more believable.  The story also reminded me a lot of the snipers that were terrorizing the DC area years back.  Seemingly random victims were being killed at random with no discernible pattern.

The inclusion of how the police and FBI would profile the sniper took this book to another level.  McLeay’s inclusions of this tells me that he understands the process but also understands that you can tell things about someone from the seemingly meaningless crimes that don’t feel like they fit together.

The profile that was made was a really interesting one that McLeay took their time explaining out if it was true or not.  The flashback scenes really helped bring the past into the present and pull all the pieces together.

Berkrot really brings this story to life.  I’ve read another book by McLeay and they are able to tell a story like no other, but adding in Berkrot really brings this home.  He was able to use the range of his voice to tell a chilling and terrifying crime thriller.

Overall, a good enjoyable crime thriller from an author that I’ll be watching out for.

Book Description:

Audiobook: Unlucky Day by J.R. McLeay (Narrated by Peter Berkrot)four-stars
Unlucky Day by J. R. McLeay
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 15th 2017
Genres: Crime, Thriller
Pages: 345
Format: Audiobook
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A mysterious sniper is killing random New York City citizens at the same time every day.

Detective Joe Bannon and his partner Hannah Trimble follow the breadcrumb trail of clues down repeated blind alleys. With citizens fearing to venture outside, the streets of Manhattan have become nearly deserted.

When the sniper begins escalating the profile of his targets, higher level government agencies are pulled in. But the shooter always seems to be one step ahead of the law and slips away whenever the authorities get close.

As copycat killings begin spreading to other cities across the U.S., the President hatches a dangerous plan to trap the killer. Can Joe and Hannah catch the assassin before he executes the most closely guarded man in history?

Also by this author: The Cicada Prophecy

About the Author:

J.R. McLeay is an Amazon top 100 author who writes standalone stories across multiple genres. His first novel, The Cicada Prophecy, was a quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was selected as the best science fiction book of 2015 by the review site Books, Books, and More Books. His second novel, the crime thriller Unlucky Day, was picked up by Kindle Press within a few months of publication after ringing up off-the-charts reader endorsements and reviews. He is currently working on his third book, a political thriller titled The Candidate, expected for release in late 2017.

J.R. is a graduate of the University of Toronto and lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and three rambunctious dogs. He loves to hear from his readers and personally responds to everyone who reaches out to share their impressions. Contact at mcleayjr@gmail.com or at www.jrmcleay.com.


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