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“‘Betrayal is wicked. Revenge is necessary. Patience is a virtue.’ A stunning collection of statements. The first is true; the second, repulsively human; the third taking on a frightening meaning when it follows the first two. Deception; intrigue; a loveable hate-able collection of characters; a quiet rural setting highlighting the challenges of farming; a blended family; an intriguing sidebar of love in all its forms; and last, but by no means, least, an incredible tale of abuse, caring, loyalty, determination, courage, and revenge.

I’m amazed by the author’s extraordinary gift and abilities in creating such thoroughly engaging and complex characters, not only in this book, but in his prior works as well. The depth of character development is incredible! Each character is “fully human” in appearance, in heart, in mind, and in soul.” ––Ann Sitrick,  Strategic Planning Consultant

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Reader Comments & Reviews

Revenge is Necessary

“…this thriller has an excellent premise and a story that includes plenty of revelations, unexpected twists, and complex

characters.” Kirkus Reviews

 

“Plot twists keep you guessing, intense emotions keep you honed in, exposed secrets will make you gasp, and well-drawn characters will have you cheering for more. What’s beyond a page-turner? I don’t know…but this book is it.”

—Kathie Giorgio, “If You Tame Me” and “Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News”, among others

“WOW! You had me from the first word. The story evolved beautifully.”

– Sherry Derr-Wille, author and editor

“‘Betrayal is wicked. Revenge is necessary. Patience is a virtue.’ A stunning collection of statements. The first is true; the second, repulsively human; the third taking on a frightening meaning when it follows the first two. Deception; intrigue; a loveable hate-able collection of characters; a quiet rural setting highlighting the challenges of farming; a blended family; an intriguing sidebar of love in all its forms; and last, but by no means, least, an incredible tale of abuse, caring, loyalty, determination, courage, and revenge.

I’m amazed by the author’s extraordinary gift and abilities in creating such thoroughly engaging and complex characters, not only in this book, but in his prior works as well. The depth of character development is incredible! Each character is “fully human” in appearance, in heart, in mind, and in soul.”

––Ann Sitrick,  Strategic Planning Consultant

“Revenge is Necessary is one of the most engaging books I have read in a long time. Before you’ve turned the first page it has pulled you in like a whirlpool. Enjoy the ride.”

––Marty Densch, retired pharmacist,

freelance writer, film critic and prescreener for the Beloit International Film Festival

“Fabulous! Well done! Great story! The story was complex enough to hold interest, and the farther I got into it the harder it was to put it aside. The gay characters are integrated naturally and the mental health and societal issues handled beautifully. The characters are well rounded and believable. Love the Midwest farm setting and references.”

––Steve Purdy,

Founder and Managing Director: the Automotive Heritage Foundation

Creator, Producer and Host: A Shunpiker’s Journal Radio Program

Associate Producer: Sirens of Chrome—The Motion Picture

 

 

4.0 out of 5 stars

Revenge- quiet rage and devastating actionReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2020This is a great read- a complex story of a dysfunctional family in the upper Midwest. Emotional dysfunction and angst in farming communities is quiet- people don’t yet and scream and curse, they don’t inflict daily verbal abuse, but they wait patiently til the time is right. Author Bill Mathis has captured the quiet rage and devastating action of a troubled family.

Revenge is Necessary is a compelling read- the story unfolds with increasing complexity, but remains believable. The intelligence of the characters makes them likeable and the warmth of family relationships is comforting.

I recommend this highly- Marion Fass