In Search of Ina Byers
Jake Reilly is excited that Ina Byers is home for a family event after being absent from her hometown for ten years. The short time they shared together before her absence is one of his most treasured memories. When it comes to girls, Jake is attracted to the “radical, hard-nosed, bad girl persona”, and Ina is the perfect embodiment of what he craves. However, girls like Ina are hardly single and are usually hard to keep, especially for someone not quite exciting like him. Uncharacteristically, Jake ditches his failing restaurant business and goes in search of his love after her short visit—which leads him to more than he bargained for as he gets involved in a church robbery and becomes a murder suspect. Will Jake escape the fix his romantic escapade lands him in?
In Search of Ina Byers depicts how a relatively moral character is pushed to the wrong side of the law as a result of his desire for an attractive and rebellious girl from his hometown. Follow the wild adventures in In Search of Ina Byers as the characters try to keep a low profile and escape being arrested, endeavor to solve a murder case with multiple suspects, carry out a church heist, and engage in passionate sex as they navigate through their triangle relationship.
This is definitely one of the least predictable plots I’ve read this year. Just when I thought I knew what would happen next, I would find out I wasn’t even close. In Search of Ina Byers is filled with several close calls and hair-raising activities, including trying to stay out of jail and escape death. The lifelike descriptions gave me a clear picture of the scenes, like the description of the lobby of the Hotel El Paradiso: “Mediterranean wall sconces” and “traditional rustic furniture with tooled leatherbacks”. Larry Spencer carries the audience along with clever, comical, and introspective remarks perfectly planted within the engaging events to keep readers glued and fully entertained from start to finish. The well-developed characters are hard to forget. I could relate to Jack as he contemplates if he is nice or just naive and in several other moments.
The rich and elaborate experience I got from In Search of Ina Byers felt more lifelike than fiction. So much exciting stuff is packed into the book that I plan to come back to it to discover new insights and make the story last a little longer. I would recommend this highly captivating book to readers who love realistic and comical stories about pain, pleasure, and high-stakes adventures!
|Page Count||344 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|