CW Thomas’ latest offering is a punch in the emotional gut as it takes us for a wild ride. From the first page to the last, Thomas keeps a frenetic pace up woven within a solid plot. The book is a fast read and an important read. Thomas tackles two subject matters revolving around a town in a fictitious county in Vermont. The first one is a child sex ring, the second is a relevant topic in the state, drug addiction. Our lead character isn’t a Vermonter, he’s not even American, he’s a middle aged Scotsman named Glen McLeod, a former boxer and a retired member of the British Royal Engineers. He leads a pretty quiet life and keeps to himself. Glen works at the local hardware store and putters around his house living out the rest of the days with his dog Remy. Deep down, Glen has a haunted past, which comes out slowly as the books moves along.
As the book begins Glen’s quiet life is interrupted by Jenna his heroin addicted neighbor, when her daughter is abducted in the middle of the night. Glen takes pity on her, because he understands what it is like to be addicted to a substance. His vice, alcohol and he believes the girl needs a break, even though her Aunt and everyone else in town, think she doesn’t and that includes Sheriff Bart Walken, whose interest in the case is more than a bit lackluster and that’s another reason why Glen decides to get involved.
Thomas keeps you guessing as you move along and you’re never sure who the true villain is. I read this book in three days and could not put it down from the first page to the last. Read this book and you won’t be disappointed in the thrill ride. You can purchase Rabbit Punch on Amazon along with Thomas’ other works.