Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: Lucky Days
SERIES: Boystown #9
AUTHOR: Marshall Thornton
PUBLISHER: Kenmore Books
LENGTH: 207 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2017
In the ninth book of the bestselling mystery series, a young man wakes up covered in blood and no memory of the previous night. When hypnotism doesn’t help, he turns to private investigator Nick Nowak. Meanwhile, the trial of Outfit kingpin Jimmy English begins. Quickly the case begins to unravel when an important witness goes missing and Nick must put his other cases, and his home life, on hold while he goes to Las Vegas to find him.
I really hope there is a book 10. I think there is. Because the way this one left off….oh my word. Nick has grown so much and his character just gets more depth to it at every turn.
This series has just been a roller coaster ride. And this book just added another ride to it. Nick is still working on things for the Jimmy English trial and just as the trial gets going an important witness comes up missing. So Nick has to go find him in Vegas. Before he leaves, he gets another case where a boy ends up in bloody clothes and no idea what happened. He even tried hypnosis and nothing came to his memory. So Nick does his best to find out what happened at this gay bar.
Both of these cases leave Nick drained. He’s had enough with everybody. During all this, he finds out he’s been used and left out of things while innocent people are dying in order for things to be manipulated. What really gets me with this book is how much Nick has changed. Before, he would have overlook a few things on his cases and do what he needed to to get things done. Not now. He really takes things seriously and tries to stay within the moral compass. He gives up working for people who are shady. He has also really gotten serious as far Joseph is concerned. He turns down sex and if he does have sex he makes sure he uses a condom. And if he doesn’t have one, he doesn’t have sex. And if it’s not on the allotted day he and Joseph have planned, he doesn’t have sex either. He so caring with Joseph and really is trying to stay committed. He’s changed so much.
I think out of all the books this was has become one of my favorites. The depth of character in Nick is just amazing. And I love how Marshall Thornton expands his character every time. I’m really hoping there’s a book 10.