Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite
Pride always comes before a fall and when you couple that pride with hate and revenge you’ll see that there’s more evil in the world than anyone would care to admit. Evil is lurking in Sundowner County and most definitely it’s lurking in Hyde’s Corner. The sheriff is a man on a mission, as are the men in his county. No matter who wins, there will be death and there will most definitely be sorrow for those left behind. What’s a man to do when his entire family is slaughtered before him but go on a revenge mission to kill the ones responsible? That’s what In the Name of Vengeance is all about.
I was excited that when I finished reading Book One of Bergstad’s series (No Man’s Land) I was also able to get the second one. I definitely enjoyed this continuation of the war between the Burks and the Hydes, except this time it’s not the Hydes who are coming back to get Selmer Burks. It’s the Porters who have taken their place as the most evil people in the township; at least if you believe what the Burks have to say.
When I read this account of the terrible things that Selmer Burks did to the Hydes and the Porters, and the equally terrible things that they did right back, I found myself torn between sides. You’ll definitely find yourself drawn into the battle and wondering who’s really right and wrong in a conflict that seems to have no good side at all.