Visits

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Tony Lansing has killed a young woman.
He’d never killed anyone before. He never had the nerve. It was always easier to turn tail and run.
But not now.
Now he can push back.
And it feels good.
So he makes a list of people who've done him wrong. His ex-wife, a former lover, an old friend ... they all make the list.
As Tony visits old acquaintances, he learns that revenge has a very high price. More

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About John Phelps

John Phelps was born and raised in Central New York State. He and his wife Wendy now life in Arizona; where the weather is so much nicer. Visits is his first novel.

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Review by: Nicola Atkinson on June 18, 2013 :
I received a free promotional copy to review, really enjoyed this book, great easy read, didn't want to put it down, I wanted to know what Tony did next...surprised by the ending!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: D. A. Childers on May 26, 2013 :
Visits, by John Phelps, is a well thought-out and entertaining read.

As the story begins, we meet Tony Lansing, who is a bit down about his life as he celebrates his 60th birthday. Tony's never had it good, and has basically been pushed around and bullied all his life. Finally deciding that he's had enough when he gets robbed by a prostitute, he begins a new chapter in his life when he finally stands up for himself. Of course, standing up for himself means killing the prostitute who wronged him.

Once emboldened, however, Tony makes a list of all those who have wronged him over the course of his life, and begins to decide what -- if any -- revenge is necessary upon those unfortunate enough to have made the list. As Tony works his way through the list, however, he continually has near-encounters with an unexpected acquaintance of the prostitute he killed, who Tony suspects is out for some revenge of their own.

Carefully avoiding these encounters, Tony continues to work his way through his list. As he progresses, he learns many new things about some of the people from his past. As Tony works to reconcile some of this new knowledge with the events of his past, a few profound decisions simply must be made.

Going along with Tony as he makes these decisions takes the reader on a fast-paced and exciting ride through a string of events that, though unlikely as they may be, are pieced together in a very logical and entertaining way.

Visits is a thoroughly enjoyable look into one man's life just as he reaches his breaking point.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Denis OLeary on May 14, 2013 :
An enjoyable, almost plausible, tale of a man's descent from modest salesman to a mad serial killer. The relationship between himself and his first victim was a bit of a stretch, but overall quite a good story.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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