Killing Johnny Miracle by J.K. Franko @jk_franko @partnersincr1me #bookreviewKilling Johnny Miracle by J.K. Franko
Published by Rum House Books on August 31, 2023
Genres: Domestic Thriller
Pages: 440
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Johnny Miracle is in love... but not with his wife.
He's going to divorce Mary, and he has leverage. He knows her deepest, darkest secret, and he's going to use it to take all her money, her beloved vineyard, and everything else she holds dear.

But Mary isn't the weak woman her husband thinks her to be. And now that she's learned a few unforgivable truths of her own... she's motivated.

Johnny is going to pay... with his life.

But there are others with a score to settle with Johnny. And in the deadly game of retribution, there's no knowing who will survive.

My Thoughts

JK Franko has proven himself a truly talented writer, showcasing his knack for building compelling characters and weaving intense conflicts within them. Franko’s ability to effortlessly keep the reader engaged from the very beginning, establishing a solid connection and then skillfully guiding us into the emotional depths we crave.

One of the standout characters in this book is Mary, a captivating and multi-dimensional protagonist who follows a relatable pattern of rationalizing toxic relationships or avoiding the problems that inevitably arise. Through expertly executed flashbacks, we are taken on a journey through Mary’s life, witnessing the pivotal moments that shape her and ultimately lead to her life-altering decision to take care of Johnny.

Franko’s writing is remarkable, with numerous lines etched into the reader’s mind long after finishing the book. The exploration of morality versus legality in Mary’s introspective moments is particularly thought-provoking, forcing us to question our beliefs and choices.

Overall, I am satisfied and thoroughly impressed with this book. Beneath the surface of Johnny’s death lies a wealth of depth and complexity, and Franko’s novel is an exceptional and masterful exploration of it. Despite its length, the story progresses swiftly, each page filled with purpose and significance, making it a worthwhile and engaging read.

About J.K. Franko

I grew up in Texas in the seventies, and although I really wanted to go into writing and film from an early age, my parents (Cuban-American) were NOT on board.

They believed there were only three acceptable career paths for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect.

After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med (too much fun, not enough study), I ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then I went to law school (salvaging the family name).

In law school, I was lucky enough to be selected for law journal and my articles have been cited by courts and recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” list – which for law is like a top review in the New York Times (pretty cool).

After ten years as a trial lawyer, I decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. So, I went back to school for an MBA, and later pursued a PhD, crossing the line from well-educated to over-educated around the turn of the century.

With these credentials, I was able to leave law for corporate America, where I got to spend long stints working in Europe and Asia.

It was my wife who pushed me to write novels. And, after thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight literary miscarriages over the course of eighteen years, I am now a published fiction author!

We live all in South Florida (for now) with our six (yes – 6) dogs and one cat.

I love boating, running, and chocolate.

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