Book Title: Necessities by Boyd Taylor (Book #4 in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series)
Category: Adult Fiction, 225 pages
Genre: Suspense Crime Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Brown Press
Release date: December 5, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is a murder and elusions to sex. Some mild cursing.)
Donnie Ray Cuinn returns to Austin to defend a war hero accused of murder. David Lewis lost both legs in Iraq, but he has overcome his nightmares and his disabilities by sheer willpower. He has learned to run and to box and is a successful newspaperman with a beautiful wife and son. Now the nightmares have returned and he must stand trial for murder. With twists that never seem to end, this gripping legal thriller is filled with suspense and indelibly drawn characters dealing with love and betrayal.
Meet the Author:
BOYD TAYLOR lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their Havanese dog Toby. Necessities is the fourth novel in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series. In a former life, Boyd was a lawyer and a corporate officer. A native of Temple, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in government and an LL.B. from the law school.
Boyd's first novel "Hero" was prescient in its story about fake news. His second novel, "The Antelope Play," dealt with drug trafficking in the Texas Panhandle, an unfortunately accurate forecast. The third, "The Monkey House", involved commercial development of a large green space in the center of Austin, all too familiar to Austin residents. Whether his upcoming novel "Necessities" predicts future events with the accuracy of the earlier books remains to be seen.
First off I want to let everyone know that I am reviewing this entire series so feel free to check out my other/upcoming reviews on the other books in this series. I loved books One and Three and I enjoyed book two. This left me very excited for the ending of this series as I figured it was going to be an explosive one!
In this book Donnie is back in Austin again and this time he is defending a man accused of murder. David Lewis lost his legs in Iraq, and he managed to overcome his lack of legs and not let it stop him. But his life is forever altered when he finds his nightmares back and himself accused of murder and having to stand trial. I liked the interaction between Donnie and David as they worked to get David cleared. I especially liked the way that Donnie's character shined in this book as he went against the law to defend a hero. I have to say that this book was my favorite of the series with how I could never quite predict what would happen next!