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Vengeance! (Stories of Everyday's Woe) [Kindle Edition]

Ed van Eeden
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Book Description

Vengeance! Ed van Eeden

Whistling, Alexander Gijzel arrives home after work. However, the reception is not what he expected. Angrily, his wife Lydia throws a letter from an escort service in his face and immediately leaves with their little son Björn. On the way to her parents she has a fatal car accident. Björn does not survive the crash either.

Alexander's life is in pieces. And all because of a letter from an escort service he doesn’t even know. After inquiring, it appears someone has made a mistake. In the days after he decides only one thing is possible: vengeance! It becomes a sacred mission, a new purpose in life. And Alexander will not be stopped from actually taking revenge.

Ed van Eeden is a Dutch writer and journalist.

A Dutch reviewer of his crime fiction wrote: "Ed van Eeden makes you feel as if you are there, while you face the sometimes horrific and always very outspoken scenes he puts into motion."

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What do you think about justice? Buy the book now! Vengeance!

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About the Author

Ed van Eeden is a Dutch writer and journalist. A Dutch reviewer of his crime fiction wrote: “Ed van Eeden makes you feel as if you are there, while you face the sometimes horrific and always very outspoken scenes he puts into motion.” More information on Ed van Eeden's website:

Product Details

  • File Size: 211 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stories of Everyday's Woe Publishing House (May 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,550,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars There is no justice - there's just us ... May 21, 2012
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At least so say the "auditors" in one of Terry Pratchett's stories and it came to mind as I finished reading this story. The author has created a believable scenario as a background to this tale of disaster and revenge. A clerical error sets in train a series of events that lead from one tragedy to another. The question remains, has 'justice' been served or done?

The author is Dutch and this story is written in English, a bold move for someone for whom this is a second language (I speak some Dutch, German and some other languages, but know I couldn't write a story this well in any of them!), and so deserves the readers admiration. The dialogues read very well, and the narrative fills in the sense of anger and loss the hero is experiencing. It gives a powerful sense of the frustrations he feels dealing with the situation and his attempts to get his job and his life back together. Mr Van Eeden certainly knows how to draw you into his story and I shall now have to track down some of his other work as well. In this work he opens up a number of questions in our "liberal" society, not least the morality underlying some "commercial" activities and the pursuit of riches and pleasure.

I've no wish to spoil either the story or the final climax for a reader, so I will say only that the quotation I have used in the title of this review is apposite. It made an interesting read and could be classed as a "short" story as I read it at a single sitting in an afternoon. I can commend this to those who enjoy stories with a touch of Edgar Allan Poe's liking for shock endings ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A tense,exciting read May 14, 2012
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"Vengeance" is a great story. Full of suspense,twists and turns it keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end. The story is almost cinematic in nature with short scenes building to create suspense and keep the reader on the edge of their seats.
The characters are well drawn and relationships are well defined.
At the heart of the story is a mistake made by an escort agency;this causes the central character to lose his wife and son in a car accident.He seeks out the owner of the escort agency in order to gain revenge.Once he finds her events quicken and the story ultimately ends in tragedy.
If you want to be entertained and are interested in some light,enjoyable reading with a great storyline then this book may be for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MAN ON A MISSION...VERY ENTERTAINING... June 6, 2012
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This is a quick read for all fans of mystery and suspense.

Alexander (a very likeable character from the start) gets a massive telling-off from his wife because she thinks he's been visiting an escort agency. His wife, full of anger and rage, speeds off with their son in tow, culminating in the tragic deaths of mother and child. Alexander becomes a man-on-a-mission, determined to take down the person responsible for his wife and son's deaths. Nothing is as easy as you might imagine and the book keeps the reader interested and engaged.

My only criticism is that, having enjoyed the book so much, I would have liked it to be a bit longer. Was a page turner and I would have enjoyed even more.

Did you like the book? YES.
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES, I SHARED IT ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.
Would you buy a movie ticket to see the film version? YES, BUT WHAT HOLLYWOOD ACTOR WOULD PLAY ALEXANDER??!
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More About the Author

Ed van Eeden (1957) is a writer and a journalist, living and working in the Netherlands.

Amongst the numerous books he has published are:

- literary novels
- crime novels
- crime stories
- erotic and adult stories
- children's books
- various non-fiction books

For a part of his work he uses different pseudo's: many of them haven't been found out yet by his readers in the Netherlands.

One of Ed van Eeden's novels, The Bird Spider, has been published in Germany. It will appear in an English translation shortly.


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