Written by Daniel Swenson
The Finger Trap
By Johnny Worthen
We have had Johnny Worthen on Dungeon Crawlers many times now and Johnny is always a hoot to have on the show. He is full of life and passion when it comes to his writing and his stories. So when Johnny asked me to read The Finger Trap I readily agreed.
First of let me start with the cover of this book. It is stunning and as you look upon it you instantly want to know who the woman is in the blue dress and what's her story? Unfortunately many of us do judge a book by its cover. Let's be honest if the cover of the book doesn't make us go hmmm I'd like to know what happens in this book. We place it back on the shelf and walk away sometimes never to pick up the book again.
The cover to this book immediately grabbed my attention as you have a beautiful lady in a blue dress facing away from you. For me it immediately pulled my attention in because most of the cover is in brown, green and yellow tones with the exception of the woman's dress. I'm a fan of the color blue but what was most intriguing to me was the fact that this woman wasn't looking at me but rather looking away from me as if she was walking away towards something or was walking off in a huff because I had said something stupid or unflattering to this woman.
And then I cracked open the cover and began ready this story about Tony Flaner. Some authors out there have the ability to draw you into a story, spinning their web pulling you deeper and deeper into the intrigue all the while the rest of the world continues to spin on without you. Johnny Worthen delivered just that experience with this book.
Johnny Worthen is one of those authors that likes to write stories in a variety of genres and the eloquence of his words are always present. From horror to young adult to mystery these are books you will come to love and enjoy.
In The Finger Trap by Johnny Worthen we are presented with Tony Flaner, a down-on-his-luck protagonist who’s gotten himself into quite a predicament. He’s one of those people who goes with the flow, and never bothers to actually plan out his life – even though he’s had many opportunities to do so. This, unfortunately, is one of the reasons why his marriage didn’t work out, why he’s never kept a job for very long, and why his whole life is about to take a turn for the worst. When he’s framed for a murder, however, it’s up to Tony to put on his big boy pants, get to the bottom of the mystery, and save himself from serving time for something he didn’t do.
The story overall was very witty, sarcastic, and incredibly enjoyable. This book will entertain you for hours! You start reading a few pages and the next thing you know hours have flown by. I just couldn't get through the pages fast enough as Tony's adventure drew me further and further in.
So if you’re in the mood for a mystery that’s slightly different, a whole lot of funny, and extremely gripping, this is the book for you.
I'm eagerly waiting to see what tie-dyed madness Johnny will come up with next!!