Dark Horse (Orphan X, #7) by Gregg Hurwitz @GreggHurwitz @MinotaurBooks @NetGalley #fiction #suspense #mystery #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review:

Dark Times, They are Upon Us.  

For the first time ever, I must admit to skimming an Orphan X novel.  I’m sorry to say it but Dark Horse didn’t thrill me.  

After the last Orphan X novel, Prodigal Son, I was eagerly awaiting this one. You might even say that I was waiting for this one with bated breath.  What I got was a big letdown.

Here, Evan Smoak helps find the daughter of Aragon Urrea, a drug kingpin, after she is kidnapped.  Mr. Urrea is not a good man and yet, his daughter is not responsible for his actions, calling into question ethics and morality, which is something Evan must explore.

For me, unfortunately, much of that storyline was a drag.  What I did love, however, was the return of Joey Morales.  That girl is a hoot and a half!  The interaction between her and Evan saved the day for me. Then there was Evan’s relationship with Mia and her son Peter, which gave us all some heart palpitations.

While this one wasn’t my favorite, I look forward to seeing what happens next.

A buddy read with Kaceey.

Thank you to NetGalley, Minotaur Books and Gregg Hurwitz for the arc.

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Kaceey’s Review:

Once again I have been let down by the man of my dreams. Well in this case – book dreams!

I have been crushing on Evan Smoak since book one. And love joining him on all his adventures. But this latest… well maybe I should have sat it out.

Evan is off to South Texas. With a few stop across the border. He is desperately trying to save the life of the daughter of a known drug kingpin named Aragon. Can Evan infiltrate the Mexican drug cartel and rescue her before it’s too late?

Evan Smoak known as Orphan X is my kind of super hero. And yes, you need to suspend some (ok a lot) of believability in order to enjoy his escapades. And with all the previous books I could. But this once Evan was asking a bit too much from me. I just couldn’t do it. Yes he is a bad ass and can take on just about anything or anyone. But an entire Cartel …well…

Evan, I still love ya! And will be sitting her (im)patiently waiting for your next adventure.

A buddy read with Susanne that left us both a bit disappointed.

Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur Books.

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