He was my best friend. Until he became my enemy. All within the span of one night. Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang. The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life. This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred. Choices are never black and white. And the life you thought you knew is… one giant lie. He was dead. And I didn’t want his life to be in vain, so I tried to make something of myself. I tried and failed. Now he’s back. Alive. And he wants something… Me. Nobody ever said the mafia played fair. Welcome to The Family.
Review: I was first introduced to Rachel Van Dyken through her Seaside series. After reading that entire series in record time I found myself wanting more. That led me to the Eagle Elite Series. This is a mafia based series that follows a members of the founding families. Bang Bang is a novel that brings some of the supporting characters to the fore front, but brings the main characters in as supporting roles. It is an amazing change to see how seamlessly the roles can be reversed.
The character development in this series has been unbelievable. The fact that this book is only 155 pages long and so much happens in such a short amount of time, would usually have me saying from past experiences that trying to fit everything in such a short book would lead to overload but that is just not the case with this book. The author is very forward and to the point with how she develops these characters and the story does not suffer at all. As with all of Rachel’s books I found myself up late and flipping through the pages like a mad woman.
The author’s writing style never leaves you wondering. She is very good at answering any and all questions that you can and will develop throughout your reading. The only time I am left wanting is usually the end of the book, and that is only if she ends it on a cliff hanger. The detail that goes into the story is bar none.
I wait on pins and needles for any release day by Rachel Van Dyken because it is a guaranteed amazing read.
Favorite Quote: “Either he’s dead or he’s going to be.” “And it’s your fault. Never forget, it’s your fault my brother’s dead. But what should I expect from the De Lange bloodline? You were born to kill… born to die.”