Bowman, Erin Vengeance Road, 327 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. $17.99. Language: R (100+ swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: R; Violence: R.
Strong and spunky Kate Thompson is out for vengeance and justice for the death of her father by the hands of the infamous Rose Rider gang. Disguising herself as a boy, Kate has to navigate the harsh wild west landscape with the help of the Colton brothers and an Apache girl as they endure bloody shootouts, dust storms, raging fires and a cheating card game. Kate finds herself mixed up in a bloody quest for gold when all she wants is justice for Pa’s death.
I loved this fast paced bloody book of revenge. What made it even better was the strong gutsy female protagonist, Kate, who will stop at nothing to avenge her father’s death. I kept turning the pages to see if she would survive long enough to find the Rose Rider gang. The wild desolate west was beautifully captured as I read this epic western story. As typical with many westerns there is a lot of violence, brothels, drinking, smoking, and whoring, Caution is advised, but it is a very enjoyable read.
HS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: JenniferB