A Tale of Three Cities

Where can you hide if a million bucks are out to get you?

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Title:  A Tale of Three Cities
Author:  Alexander McCabe
Publisher: Self
Release Date: November 2, 2015



"You can run but you cannot hide" - Something that Kristy Bradley knows only too well.

Having escaped the seedy core that is the Big Apple, and leaving a Mafia don convicted of her alleged kidnapping, Kristy created a new life for herself as Penny. She finds her soulmate in Z, and they are living the perfect life together, blissfully happy on her sprawling Scottish estate.

That is, until Melissa Chisholm has a chance encounter with a dated magazine article revealing Penny's true identity. With intentions as pure as her naivety - not to mention the million-dollar reward - she has no idea of the perilous danger that awaits her arrival in New York.

Now the race is on for Penny and Z to protect all that they hold dear.....each other.

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I've been reading some suspense thrillers lately, so more reviews on that topic to come.  I would have to say there's a lot to live up to when you pair it with A Tale of Three Cities by Alexander McCabe (Zander).  This novel is one that will keep you gripping the pages (or the e-reader) trying to go the next page as soon as possible.  I've never read Zander's previous novel, so I didn't know what to expect.  Apparently this can act as a sequel of sorts to his Greater Expectations, but not necessary. It surely can be a standalone, and the fact that this is more of a thriller than the first novel, a romantic comedy, I think readers can enjoy this one as it is. 

Now, back to the story. I enjoyed all the nuances of each character which makes them unique and it shows development, making them all likable to some extent. Penny, Z and Melissa all demonstrated why three characters can lead a story from beginning to end with thrills and mysteries and of course some romance. The romance is somewhat played down in comparison to the excitement each of them face as their past collides with their present to affect their future.  I genuinely enjoyed this and would recommend this for fans of mystery and suspense.  Let's see how well you catch on!

O, last point, I received an ARC/e-copy of this book, and the formatting took some getting use to. The font was huge, and I couldn't reduce it at all. I'm wondering if that's why it's over 500 pages long (my middle school history teacher would call it page inflation), but I was soon too focus on the story to care about the page count. 

NOTE:  I received a complimentary digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.  For more information, please see my disclosures page. 



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After graduating with a couple of useless degrees in law, Alexander McCabe left his Scottish homeland and wandered nomadically around the globe to experience the rich diversity of culture that the world has to offer. Along the way, he met his wonderful wife. Between them, they have managed to extend their family with the addition of their little boy, Gabriel. For the moment, they call Toronto 'home', although that is always subject to change...

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  1. Thank you so much for such an AWESOME review, I truly appreciate the support and I'm delighted you enjoyed my book.

    Have a great day knowing you have just made mine!



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