Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Review: Gunslinger by DV Berkom


Genre: Historical/Western


“After losing her family to renegade outlaws, Claire Whitcomb leaves Leadville, Colorado, headed for Tombstone. Armed with a Peacemaker, a rifle, and a letter of introduction to Wyatt Earp, Claire seeks a new life and new career in the Town Too Tough To Die.”


“DV Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of action-packed, riveting adventure and crime thrillers. Known for creating resilient, kick-ass female characters and page-turning plots, her love of the genre stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, action/adventure stories, and thrillers.”


In the first installment of this series the protagonist, Claire Whitcomb, lost her family, saw that the culprits paid an appropriate price, and as part of that process developed some new skills. The title of this second installment of the series should be a good hint as to what those skills are. In this book Claire meets and befriends a few well-known characters from the old west, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holladay being the biggest names, puts her new skills to use a time or two. I didn’t find the “what’s going to happen” aspect as strong in this volume as the first installment, but enjoyed watching Claire grow into someone to be reckoned with. If you’re a fan of the old west and westerns in general, this is definitely for you.

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Book 2 of the series. While I think the book could be read as a standalone, knowing all that led to this point would help get even more from the book.

Format/Typo Issues:

My review is based on an advance copy and I’m unable to gauge the final product in this area.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words