Review: Unwanted

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The New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series continues with a new e-novella–from the point of view of Finnegan Lane, the foster brother of Gin Blanco, and a fan favorite of readers of the series.

The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant.

But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with some nasty underworld giants, Finn knows that he must act in order to protect an innocent family.

Finnegan Lane might be the most unwanted man in Ashland these days, but he’s determined to try to make amends for his past mistakes…

 

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

Unwanted is a novella of the Elemental Assassin series that follows up from the events that occurred in Bitter Bite and its from Finnegan Lane’s point of view which I’m sure fans will enjoy.

After the events in Bitter Bite, Finn is paying for the mistake of trusting his mother who was just using him  to rob the bank where he is employed that led to a few of his fellow employees getting killed. As a result, his other coworkers shun and refuse to trust him since they blame him for the deaths. What’s worse is Finn can’t blame them for their behavior and is going through a lot of guilt and self-loathing. While attending another funeral, Finn overhears a widow of a fallen coworker negotiating with local bookies over debts caused by her brother-in-law. Finn decides to make it up to her by helping her while risking his own life in the process.

I’ve been praying for years for a chance to read a Finnegan Lane novella and Jennifer Estep heard them!

I’ll admit that I thought Finn acted like an idiot in Bitter Bite and originally thought it would be awhile for him to be redeemable again in my eyes. However, Unwanted took away most of those feeling I had because it shows Finn’s POV of the events, leading me to  sympathize with him as he struggles through his guilt and tries to make amends. Don’t get me wrong, Finn has a lot to make-up to his friends, family and co-workers but Unwanted was a great first step. Also, it was great to see him in action! Fans will surely enjoy seeing this side of Finn as he takes on the bad guys all by himself.

 

*I received Unwanted from  Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

 

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