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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

C.A. King is a magical storyteller. I just can’t get enough of her stories and every time that I see a new release of hers on my feed or a coming soon it is an auto-buy. No questions asked, no need to read what it is even about. Truly Unfortunate is no exception to the rule. I was blown away when I got a peek at this cover for the first time. I knew the world that King was going to take me to was going to be one that I wouldn’t want to leave.

The story behind that gorgeous eye-catching cover is quite possibly one of my favorite novels that I have read by King. This is one twist psychological thriller. I know for sure that I didn’t want to put it down, and I was thrilled to learn that there will be more to come in this series. When King builds a world for the reader, it is from the ground up and down to the very way that you would think the atmosphere feels and smells. I love how I feel transformed into the place the character is is when I am reading and in Truly Unfortunate, this was once again the case.

I am struggling with how to share things about the plot of this book and not spoil it too much for the reader. There is a few things though, expect the unexpected. Go into this novel with an open mind and be ready to learn a few things, perhaps about yourself.

Truly has no memories of her youth, her formative years. There is something missing and it has to be for a good reason is all the doctors can think. All of a sudden there are a bunch of unexplained deaths occurring around her, and its people that she knows!

A local cop on the case,Jeff, is convinced that there is more to the story than meets the eye. He is determined to get to the bottom of it and make the case just like he has always dreamed of doing. But is this all in his imagination?

Just when you think you know what is going on there is a few twist that you do not see coming, ones that will make you read this well past your bedtime! I know I did, and I still am left hanging wondering so many questions. I can’t hardly wait for book two! Thank you so much for the great read CA King!

Review by @lizaileen
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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Maura Harper

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It would be TRULY UNFORTUNATE if you did not read this book!!!!

Confession: I love love love this author and she is an auto one-click for me. I think this might be the best book yet (and yes, I’m aware I’ve said that about all of her books).

I’m not going to tell you anything about this story except that it’s a story of a woman (girl) whose name is TRULY.

It’s a fast paced book that moves along quickly. I easily devoured it in a few hours. It is visually written and while I read it yesterday, it is still sitting with me today. I have questions that may or may not be answered in future installments of this series. It is a clean story and I’m not even sure there were any swears in it.

*****I give TRULY UNFORTUNATE all the stars*****

Review by @mauraharper

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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome to Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Heather Lovelace

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I truly was unsure what I was going to find in the pages of this dark fantasy. A young girl has a troubled past but has no memories of her childhood. CA King does a great job weaving fantasy and mystery into this tale in a masterful way. There were twists and turns throughout the book, most of which I didn’t see coming. An enjoyable book and an interesting peek into the world that will unfold. I look forward to reading more from this author and in this series.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Emily Walsh

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate
ByC.A. King
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King was a fast moving, mind twisting, paranormally weird read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read form this author, and I’m am fast becoming to like C.A. King’s writing style and the way they delivery a chilling story. I’m still trying to piece it all together, as some things don’t add up, but do all the same.

This book is something I will tell you. The ending really got me, cause, man, I don’t know what was really true. What the hell was Truly? Was she paranormal, or was she, simply, crazy. With all that had happen to her I was hoping she would get a sort of happy ending, but I guess, it was sort of bitter-sweet.

But enough of that, cause I don’t want to spoil a thing about this spine tingling thriller. This book, as dark and gritty, and mind twisty as it is, still has a strange message. One that fits, and one that also makes you feel so much for Truly. With such a short read, you think something like fully developing a character would slip, but not with Truly. From the jumping back to her past, matching with the present and fully diving into her hellish life. You see all her layers and wondering more and more about her, and if life had it out for her. Whatever the truth, I believe that Truly is where she belongs. Even if she pulled of, what the Doc thinks she did, I’m happy with it, because frankly, like this books said a few times; sometimes fate has a way of evening itself out.

Overall this book is a must read. The smooth dark writing mix with the cutscenes and the lurking darkness, makes this psychological thriller gripping, addicting and pulling. The tone of doom is set from the first chapter, and you can’t help but root for that darkness because not everything is black and white.This book is a haze of grey and as I have said, you’re not going to be rooting for the whole, “good shall conquer all” trope. No, you’re going to be rooting for a unseen force, and hoping that the grey haze will pave a better way for Truly.

So please take my super high recommendation that you will get lost in the darkness that will have you questions everything around you.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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Truly Unfortunate by (Welcome to Knollville Book 1) C.A. King – Review by Lisa Helmick

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome to Knollville Book 1)
By C.A. King
Rated 5 stars

What a story! Right at the beginning it drew me in an i could hardly put this down until it was finished. I really felt very comfortable with this book from the prologue. The wording and characters made me feel welcome. I love the name of this character..Truly. So different but yet perfect.

This poor girl! All she wants to do it survive and try to remember her past. She seems to struggle with just being. Truly is blessed or not. It’s hard to tell. Having access to something unworldly should make her happy but….not when unfortunate things keeps happening around her.

Wow! This had an ending i didn’t see coming so i was a bit surprised. This does open the story for a great new series. This is the first book in that series and I look forward to reading more. On a side note the title and cover are perfectly in line with this book and I loved them.

Review by @lisahelmick
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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Erin Wolf

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King, 5 stars.

Truly has no memories of her childhood. Her doctors think she is repressing some horrible memories. All she knows is that she can’t catch a break. When people she knows starts dying, she doesn’t know what to think.

Jeff is a cop in Knoll County, a position he’s wanted since he was a child. He tends to think outside the box, which gets him in trouble with his boss. When a group of accidents happen, he is convinced there is more going on. Is it his imagination or is there really something sinister happening?

I have read and enjoyed this author before, but I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book because it seems so different than what she has done before. I absolutely loved it! The characters were great, you really feel for Truly and you can understand where Jeff is coming from too. The story is great too, there are quite a few surprises that you will never see coming. I love to be shocked just when I think i have it all figured out.

This is a suspense with a paranormal twist and I highly recommend it to every adult!

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Reviewed by @erinwolf79

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome to Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Erica Fish

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well C. A. King you got me again with this story. Once I started I could not put it down. Warning this is a highly addictive author. She grabs you with the first couple of sentences and leaves you wanting more with the last sentence. Ms. King spins a great yarn with her stories. From the descriptions of the scenery to the characters and the roles they play, she really has the reader’s attention, but if you are not careful you may miss one small detail and then there is that curve ball and you will want to go back and see where you may have missed it. This story is a dark fantasy book. The main character is a young woman, Truly who does not have any memories of her childhood. She desperately needs to find out because there are a lot horrid acts happening around her. There is a new doctor and some of the memories are returning but Truly is having issues with some of them (for a really good reason). Jeff the sheriff in town is helping Truly but will that be enough? Will he have problems with the memories? You will have to read the story to find out the answers. I cannot wait to see what the next story has for us.

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Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King – Review by Kerry Baker

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

  1. Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King is the first book in her Welcome to Knollville series. This is a twisted but brilliant fantastic story about Truly. She has no memories of her childhood. But sessions with a doctor start to reveal disturbing visions. Visions that leave a lingering feeling of death.
    And Truly starts to wonder if there is more going on when bodies start to turn up. Is it all connected? And if so, how? What could to have to do with her kissing childhood memories?
    This book is just as good as every other book I have read by this author. She has such a way of spinning a story that hooks you right from the start and does not let go. I loved the characters of Truly and Jeff. I loved the story in this book. I really enjoyed how they all worked together. I could not put this book down once I started reading and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series.View all my reviews

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome to Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a dark fantasy story about a young woman you has no memories of her childhood. Then you have other forces in play here, as a killing pattern from the past seems to have popped up. What will happen when the past and the present become one and survival threatened? The characters are creative and this author brings this story to life. They took me on some twists and turns that left me sitting on the edge of my seat right along with the suspense. I highly recommend reading this book!

Review by @bjwagner
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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) By C.A. King – Review by Laura Furuta

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)
By: C.A. King
5 out of 5 stars

The story Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King is a dark fantasy/paranormal book. It is a story that I loved reading. It had me hooked from the very beginning and I found myself reading it all in one sitting. I just had to know how it ended. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Truly and Jeff. Truly is a woman who can’t seem to recall the memories of her childhood. With some help, she has begun a process to hopefully change this. What will Truly remember if those memories come back? Jeff is a detective who has seen situations from the past mirror the present. What will he find when he looks for a connection? Read this book to find out. This is a spooky story that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The storyline had me turning pages. It has intriguing and interesting characters. Investigating with Jeff is like trying to solve a puzzle. It had me adding up the clues to find the answer. This is an amazing story that is wonderfully written and has memorable characters. It is a story that I would highly recommend reading.

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