No Way Back by J.B. Turner {Book Review}

My request was approved on NetGalley for this book, and I was pretty excited to read it as soon as it became available to me.

The blurb immediately peaked my interest in it and I couldn’t wait to see how the story would unfold.

I would’ve preferred an audiobook to the eBook I received though, it would’ve saved me some time to finish this book because I spent too much of it reading and feeling pretty disappointed.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge criteria: A book where the author uses initials.
Originally published: 2022

Pages: 301
Format: E-Book


When NYPD detective Jack McNeal receives a late-night from the Secret Service, he finds himself on the other side of the law – a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Caroline, a reporter on the White House beat.

Her body is found floating in the Potomac.

Jack finds out that her death is very similar to a suspicious death of a young socialite from a few years back. Is it just a coincidence or is there more to it?

Jack goes on the run, to avenge Caroline’s death uncovering links to the most unlikely suspects, but those hunting him down aren’t bothered to sticking to legal methods to find him and take him out.


I found the book quite dull and uneventful. The book lacked suspense and wasn’t a page turner in any way, I actually found it hard to continue reading.

There was a lack of substance and emotional connection, and whenever something exciting started happening, it wasn’t as well written to increase interest.

There was a lack of scene descriptions and it was hard to place yourself in the moment with the characters at any given moment.

The actions of the main character, detective Jack McNeal, didn’t align with his introduction scenes as the book went on and there wasn’t any connection to build with him.

I don’t mind some swearing in books to add emphasis to a situation or emotion, but it was over the top in this book and quite vile. There was also a lot of repetitive dialogue without any meaning.


The character development was awful in this book, and it could’ve turned out better if the author hadn’t decided to build on a plot that held no essence.

Towards the end, I didn’t really care for how it was going to end as there was no excitement built up for it.

Thanks again to NetGalley for the opportunity to review the book.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.99 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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