I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Money Back Guarantee by Hunter Shea
Published by Kensington on October 3rd, 2017
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Also by this author: The Jersey Devil, Just Add Water, Optical Delusion, We Are Always Watching, Fury Of The Orcas, Jurassic, Florida, The Devil's Fingers
YOUR MONEY BACK OR YOUR LIFE . . .
Protect America’s shores with your very own nuclear submarine! Constructed from durable fiberboard material, this submersible is large enough for two kids! Sail off into imaginative international intrigue for just $1.99! If this toy doesn’t float your boat, return it for a full refund!
With her son’s heart set on piloting his own nuclear submarine, Rosemary Lanchester orders the craft advertised on the back of a comic book. What arrives is more sub-standard than submarine, but her son loves the cheap piece of cardboard. Until he and a friend nearly drown when they take the sub for a deep sea dive in the swimming pool.
Enraged, Rosemary reports the toy’s manufacturer to the Better Business Bureau. The company’s customer service center retaliates with threatening phone calls. Then her son and husband mysteriously disappear.
To save her family, Rosemary tracks down the company’s headquarters with the help of her brother—a survivalist with enough toys of his own to wage an all-out war.
And she still wants her $1.99 refunded.
Here is what I thought
I am a Hunter Shea fan and this Trilogy has been cool because he has taken a few of the cheesy comic book adds that I remember from my childhood and turned them into something dark and scary.
In this third one Rosemary has just received her first check from selling tupperware and her kid Dwight talks her into getting him this really cool submarine since she has all this extra cash. Just like a kid, right? 🙂
She decides to get it for him but when it comes it’s a really a piece of trash. It’s just made out of cardboard, but Dwight seems to enjoy it so she lets it go. Next thing you know Dwight and his friend Jimmy try to use it in the pool and almost drowned when it collapsed in on them.
She is one mad mother and calls up the company but they are hard to find and then soon she starts getting some weird phone calls. Then her husband and kid go missing and she has do what she can do to get them back.
I was a bit worried about this one as it didn’t sound as fun as the other ones did but I enjoyed this one a lot more than the second one. Just Add Water will always be my favorite out of the trilogy though but this one was a nice wrap up.
Rosemary is one mom you don’t want to mess with man! She was super cool and you don’t want to get her mad.
There were a few things I was questioning at the end and it did feel a little bit rushed but overall I really enjoyed it. It was a very enjoyable trilogy and I am a little sad to see it finished but look forward to trying out more of Shea’s books. 🙂
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