Underdog

· Tritone Literary Publishers
3.3
3 reviews
Ebook
319
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What happens when you accidentally kidnap the girl of your dreams?

 

Noah Decker has carved out a respectable, if lonely, life for himself, designing video games in his Cold War-era house, caring for his chickens, and faithfully patronizing the local pub for their corned beef sandwiches. And loving Addison. Addison, who moves with the grace of a ballerina as she waits tables. Addison, whose every published word he reads again and again until he’s committed them to memory. 

 

Addison, who doesn’t even know he exists.

 

But Noah’s nonexistent status is blown apart late one night when Addison staggers into the path of his car, scantily dressed, incoherently drunk, and without a phone. Incapable of leaving her passed out in the street, Noah has no choice but to bring his dream girl home for the night so she can sober up.

 

Except Addison doesn’t wake up grateful—she wakes up panicked. She accuses Noah of terrible things, acts he’d never dream of committing, and threatens to report him. Noah can’t let that happen. Won’t let that happen. 

 

Even if it means locking Addison in a bunker.

 

Deliciously twisted and unexpectedly heart-wrenching, Underdog explores the private suffering of loneliness and the terrible potential of a nice guy who’s all out of options. Fans of You by Caroline Kepnes and the works of Gillian Flynn will love Underdog.

 

 "Underdog is equal parts gripping and disturbing. A reminder that our lives can alter in an eye blink. Decent people do deplorable things. We’re all shades of dark and light. It’s riveting when darkness wins."   Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father

 

"Thought-provoking and disturbingly erotic, Underdog will make you question your own ethical boundaries."  Meghan O'Flynn, bestselling author of the Ash Park series 

3.3
3 reviews
Allison Canning
March 1, 2019
This story puts you inside the head of Noah, which is an interesting place to be. It made me think a lot about how you can rationalize anything if you really want to, but deep down you know it's wrong & that will eat at you. Also, how one mistake or impulse decision leads to a spiral of bad choices. Both Noah and Addison change a lot throughout the book and it's interesting to follow how they become both better and worse in various ways. The ending wasn't a complete shock, but it wasn't exactly what I expected either. All in all, a good book that will take you to some dark places & really make you think.
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Brooke Lindenbusch
February 25, 2019
This book was a little different than her other books. I mean, it was still dark and twisted, but the POV was male so that was a first. I don't know that I felt a strong emotional connection to the characters in the story until I got to the end and really replayed what I just read. This book is a bit of a sleeper, but once it is all played out, you are just taken aback by what just happened. I feel like the book gets better the more you are able to grasp the cleverness, manipulativeness, and overall ingenious of some of the characters (I don't want to get specific but you will understand once you read it). Overall, I think this book is worth reading and then replaying the scenes once you are finished. If you do that, you will better understand the intelligence it took to create a story that changes your entire perspective once you complete it and doing so without plot holes.
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