Steven Burns had the perfect life until his five-year-old daughter is abducted and murdered. With zero suspects the police are left baffled and Steven must accept the haunting loss without justice. That is until a shadowy stranger offers Steven an opportunity to exact ultimate revenge.

My thoughts through the first chapters of The Unkind Hours were something like … This is heartbreaking, Please no!, Is he really?, What is he thinking? The further in I got, my thoughts primarily became What the hell?! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough during the last few chapters. Well done, Mr. Smith! Well done!

My only complaint and it’s a personal preference and nothing against what the author has done. But the ending left me hanging. If you’ve read many of my reviews, you know I need all the answers spelled out for me. I need it in black and white and don’t want to assume anything. Don’t get me wrong, you have the answers to all the questions, but this ending left me with a sense pending doom. This sense of more to come, but there isn’t anything. Smith did this with his first novel, Forty Acres (which you should read too). I mean it’s a great ending, but I need to know everything is truly okay. Other than that, I was hooked from the beginning and enjoyed every minute of the ride.

If you haven’t read a Dwayne Alexander Smith book yet, what are you waiting for?!


Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Unkind Hours

Author: Dwayne Alexander Smith

Release Date: June 8, 2018

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