Book Review: Recycled Love by George Henry

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Recycled LoveRecycled Love by George Henry
Recycled Love is the second book I’ve read by George Henry. While undeniably the same witty and strong writing style, there is a huge difference in the ultimate genre of the story and the complexity of all the relationships between the characters. Since I am a larger fan of mystery than I am action adventure, I must say, I found this one even better. That said, both are jam-packed full of thrills and suspense, so you’ll enjoy either no matter which you choose.

One of my (if not the most) favorite books is ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie. When you have ~10 possible suspects in a murder(s), and you knock them off one by one, it’s kinda exhilarating to see how it all turns out. While Recycled Love doesn’t kill off victims one by one, it does throw out a cast of ~10 suspects for a previous string of murders. Through (mostly) the eyes of Dan, we get to know all his traveling companions, eager to discover which one (or couple) is lying about their identity. Where this reminded me a bit of the Christie tale (not in style but in format and POV approach) is that the author carefully drops enough clues that we as readers should’ve realized much sooner what was going on. Henry gives us ~10 suspects but he also gives us ~10 very different backstories, motives, and versions of chaos to unravel.

The characters are well drawn. A few were absolutely horrible people, but they served their purpose. One in particular (a certain ruthless mother) was the most unrealistic person I could’ve ever met…but her over-the-top dramatics were truly fantastic to witness and experience. From there, the traveling companions all grow exorbitantly decisive and intense. Henry throws us back and forth in deciding which couples should get together. Sometimes it’s a shocker, others it makes sense. What popped the most for me in this story was the severity of the international antics that occurred. It mostly takes place in India and Nepal, and Henry takes great care to show the kinder and the more miserable aspects of living in these countries, dependent upon your wealth and connections. I couldn’t possibly tell if this happens in the real world but from a book’s perspective, it made for excellent drama.

If you like action/adventure, a bit of romance, tons of suspense and thrilling chases, as well as an intense psychological ride of the mind, drugs, and alcohol, you’ll come away with a wonderful new author to add to your top lists. Be prepared, you will never be comfortable because Henry likes to jolt you when you least expect it.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are four books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, and Mistaken Identity Crisis. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Recycled Love by George Henry

    tylerus said:
    June 11, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    Sounds like a good read – another book to add to the list!

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    Reads & Reels said:
    June 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Jay, I thought I was a fast reader but you must be reading 1 a day right? I’m really enjoying your reviews 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 11, 2019 at 4:49 PM

      Hello! So good to hear from you. 🙂 I have been on a kick to catch up on a lot. I want to be done with ‘commitments’ by August so I can freely read (and participate on blog tours) without always feeling behind. Thank you! 🙂

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        Reads & Reels said:
        June 11, 2019 at 4:54 PM

        Well you’re doing a really great job! Yes read freely, that would be nice wouldn’t it lol

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 11, 2019 at 8:24 PM

        Thank you. 🙂 I will be picking one soon from your blog tours. I hope within a month to be up to date!

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        Reads & Reels said:
        June 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM

        You’re always welcome 😊

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    Martie said:
    June 11, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    I agree with Reeds & Reels. I totally understand because of your insane schedule, but I admit I miss you following me. I love your reviews.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM

      I know. I hope to get back to blogs again soon. There is only so much time in the day, so I’ve had to give up reading posts and writing posts except for my book reviews or the occasional alert for someone I am reading. I don’t know how anyone finds the time anymore!

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        Martie said:
        June 11, 2019 at 7:22 PM

        No one could do as much as you do. Your a reading and writing machine. LOL

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