“Lawrence’s title is apt, as most of his characters are engaged in plotting and scheming, enraged by the actions of another, which makes this story an entertainingly soapy affair… action packed tale of spite.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A deliciously wicked thriller about a commanding woman out for revenge, Vindictive is an enticing tale of lust, assassins, and the wealthy behaving badly.  It’s hard to believe Vindictive is a debut, as author Ryan Lawrence writes with the crisp confidence and witty repartee of a master novelist.” – Self-Publishing Review. Read the full review here.

Vindictive is a riveting murder mystery novel that will have readers turning the pages to find out what happens with Jules and how the lies she has been told unfold. A fast paced novel perfect for readers looking for action, suspense and thrills.” – Literary Titan. Read the full review here.

“A deliciously nasty revenge tale about the wealthy & powerful behaving badly. Snarky! Kinky! Queer! For sure the most fun I’ve had reading all year. Like if Bret Easton Ellis had good politics.”Michelle Hogmire B.A., M.F.A., Book Reviewer at Self-Publishing Review, Booklife, Reedsy Discovery, and BookSirens.

Ryan Lawrence’s VINDICTIVE is a genuine page-turner filled with sex, violence, quality perfume, classy dishware, and determined revenge.”IndieReader.

“The Author creates characters that are so vivid and well-developed that you cannot help but love/hate them. [Vindictive] was wonderfully written and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. It is highly recommended for those who enjoy thrillers. I cannot wait to read more from this Author!” – Matthew Dante, Author of The Fractured and Rough Edges Series.

“Like a spiderweb, the twists and angles in this book are deceptive and beautiful all at once! [Vindictive] is full of great characters, descriptions, and depth of settings he presents to the reader.” – Brian B. Ewing, Author of The Reels Series.

Vindictive Too is book 2 in Ryan Lawrence’s Vindictive thriller series. This book is so well written and planned out that the author should be commended on writing such an amazing, edge-of-seat thriller.” – Matthew Dante, Contributing Author to M/M Anthologies Cruising and Packing

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Vindictive Too is thrilling!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 6, 2024

A thrilling ride that begins with murder and sexual assault. Running parallel to the original book, we have a new storyline and questions answered that were raised in the first book. We have the return of several old characters in addition to some brand new ones.
We uncover the truth about what is hidden underneath The Farm. Meet some of those unfortunate to have been kept there. Some lovely, kindhearted characters and some very unsavoury ones. We learn the identity of the bearded man, poised to make a grand comeback. We learn where Marie had been running off to.
Veronique is a wonderfully intriguing character. She’s beautiful and seductive. Cold and calculating, making her very dangerous in her mission for revenge. Declan. My heart bleeds for him. For Michael. For what was lost and the knowledge that a second chance could never come. A great story right from the start.

Margaret (Canada)


Rated 4 out of 5
May 6, 2024

I don’t think I’ve ever hated a main character as much as I have this one. And yet, I admired her at the same time. I won’t lie though. I hoped for her inevitable downfall. She’s manipulative, power hungry and doesn’t care who she has to take down to get to the top. And well, let’s not forget Vindictive and very much sane.
Now William is a psychopath and I very much enjoyed his character. Sadistic and calculated. Driven by the one event that steered his life into a solitary goal. The downfall of Jules. I know. They both have similarities. So why do I love one and hate the other? Because William doesn’t see areas of grey. There’s no moral compass that he chooses to ignore. It just is.
It’s a novel of twists and turns. Loads of morally grey characters. Manipulations, secrets, scheming. You name it. It has it. The strong make it up to the top. The weak and kind hearted don’t last. They get used and discarded. You have no idea how it’s going to end. Yes, as I was reading, I was hoping William would take Jules down in the end. Did he? This book truly could have gone either way.

Margaret (Canada)

Twisty thriller. Vivid and detailed. Character-driven story.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 5, 2024

I absolutely loved Vindictive! What a twisty tale of revenge, lies and murder.
Set against a backdrop of meticulous research, Lawrence delves into the intricate machinations of the human psyche, exploring the depths of vengeance and the potential for redemption. At the heart of the story lies a web of entangled relationships, where characters’ motives and loyalties are called into question.
The characters are complex and compelling, driven by a range of lies and desires.
Beyond its well-developed characters, Vindictive also explores the nature of morality. Lawrence challenges readers to question the boundaries between right and wrong. Even to consider the consequences of seeking vengeance.
I cannot recommend Vindictive enough!

Jupiter (@readbyjupiter)

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Rated 5 out of 5
November 12, 2023

“Oh my goodness, this book is good. Some books catch your eye just by reading the book description–and it made me want to buy!”

Sharise Johnson-Moore

Vindictive Too is fast paced with twists and turns along the way.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2023

Vindictive Too brings you back to Fairporte and its surrounding area for another round of mystery, revenge and betrayal. The novel accompanies the first not as a sequel but as a concurrent work focusing on other characters that were briefly met in Vindictive. Lawrence has expertly woven the two books together within the same timeframe filling in the pieces from the first and delving into the lives of the characters we only saw glimpses of in the original. I loved reading when the timelines and characters connected from the first novel. The character-rich plot doubled during this book and the “ah-ha” moments connecting characters made it such a fun and thrilling read.
Vindictive Too is fast paced with twists and turns along the way. The dark pasts of many come to light in the present. As the reader, I was drawn to the new characters (Declan and Veronique were especially intriguing) and turned each page wanting to find out more.
Without giving spoilers, answers were given, but then more questions arose. Lawrence has masterfully created an intricate mystery that has appeased the reader with some answers in the first two novels but still needs final resolutions. Who will be forgiven? Who will get the ultimate revenge? Will anyone be left unscathed? I cannot wait to find out in the third instalment.

Courtney M.

So damn good!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 27, 2023

Jumping into Vindictive Too, I was excited to continue with the storyline from the first novel. To my surprise, I got something completely different and surprisingly enthralling. Ryan Lawrence kept the essence of betrayal, lies, deceit, and revenge from the first story and built an amazing storyline that was running parallel to the events of the first book.
Completely immersed in the new character’s (some from the first book but more in the forefront of this one) arcs, you completely get involved with the direction of this book. The minor threads throughout the book to remind you this is part of the same world as the first story, is done elegantly, to the point that you don’t care if they ever reconnect down the road, but know if they do, it will be a complete blowout of anarchy.
You never want to give too much away with a review, but I am anticipating book three crashing all our newly introduced characters into the world of the first, set in an all-out brawl of mayhem. Pure gold from Lawrence!

Brian B. Ewing

The twists and angles in this book are deceptive and beautiful all at once!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2023

Like a spiderweb, the twists and angles in this book are deceptive and beautiful all at once!
Without giving anything away, the book is an amazing journey through the eyes of many characters; some you sympathize with, and most you can’t wait for them to get their karma kicked into their faces.
Lawrence’s delivery wove an intricate, multi-layered story with an impressive number of character viewpoints that constantly build upon its rich scenery and description.
My mindset on the characters kept changing throughout the book as new layers of content were shed, chapter after chapter.
I literally opened the second book immediately
after finishing this one. Can’t wait to see what is next for the characters from this series, as well as anything new Lawrence throws at us down the line. Worth the read!

Brian B. Ewing

Really Worth the Read!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 27, 2023

Vindictive Too is a riveting, sexy, nail-biting, suspenseful novel completely deserving of a 5-star rating.
Right up there with the first book of the series, Vindictive, as well. I can’t wait for a third!


New twists and turns to an already exciting and thrilling series.

Rated 5 out of 5
February 21, 2023

Vindictive Too is book 2 in Ryan Lawrence’s Vindictive thriller series. The book takes place alongside the events that transpired in Vindictive (book 1) and introduces new twists and turns to an already exciting and thrilling series.
A chain of vengeful events is set in motion when a man’s brutally murdered body is found in an alley. This book centres around Marie Berge, wife of Jacque Berge, as she tries to cope with the unspeakable horrors of her past, horrors that might explain her unexpected disappearances.
In true Lawrence fashion, the author provides us with just enough information and clues to keep the reader salivating with each page, never revealing the true significance… until it’s too late. This book is so well written and planned out that the author should be commended on writing such an amazing and edge-of-seat thriller. I cannot wait until the next book in this series comes out. Highly recommend reading this book if you love thrillers.

Matthew Dante

Great LGBTQ Thriller

Rated 5 out of 5
December 2, 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Vindictive. It was a riveting mystery filled with great characters and terrific dialogue. Some of these people had a mouth on them! Bitchy, sarcastic, and sassy! The reveals were great. I never suspected any of them. I liked that it included LGBTQ characters.

TAN (on Goodreads)

Heart Pounding Read!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 6, 2022

This is THE best Canadian book I have read in quite some time. The entire book had my mind spinning as it tried to figure out every twist and turn – and by the time I was flipping through the final chapter, my mind was totally blown. Amazing piece of work – and I look forward to reading more from this gifted writer.

Rob T.

Vindictive Is Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 13, 2022

Blown away! An amazing job, Ryan!

Thomas Haeeni

Heart Racing!

Rated 4 out of 5
July 10, 2022

This book will grab your attention at the start, and keeps you guessing as you go with plenty of twists. Lawrence does a great job of building tension and keeping you on the edge of your seat as you turn pages for hours. The imagery is vivid, and it’s easy to feel like you’re watching the story unfold in front of you. The characters have a bit of depth, but it’s not always easy to like them. Although, I think that just adds to the story. A great thrilling read to keep your heart racing late into the night.

Liliyana Shadowlyn

An exhilarating book from start to finish!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 1, 2022

I can’t recommend this book enough! Great writing with great characters. The plot keeps you hooked with twist after twist and it all comes together in a satisfyingly perfect way. If you’re looking for a book that will grab your attention and not let go, this is it!

Jason D.

Vindictive is Author Ryan Lawrence’s debut novel and wow! What a debut!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 15, 2022

The story centers around Jules, an intelligent and powerful businesswoman, who seeks revenge against those who have caused her harm. Her plan for exacting revenge is brilliantly planned and executed in such a way that keeps the reader ensnared until the very last page. The author creates characters that are so vivid and well-developed that you cannot help but love/hate them. Every page and every chapter provides the reader with a new clue or new twist that only adds to the suspense of this thriller. The writing style and use of descriptions are very sophisticated which is perfect for this novel considering the level of extreme intelligence of the main characters in the book. The story does end with a happy-for-now scenario, as the second part of this novel should be released later this year.
This book was wonderfully written and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. It is highly recommended for those who enjoy thrillers. I cannot wait to read more from this Author!

Matthew Dante

Honestly, I highly recommend this read, especially if you want a thriller you get completely stuck into!

Rated 4 out of 5
June 15, 2022

I really liked this read and found myself caught in the web of lies, betrayal and ultimate revenge. The characters made it very easy to become part of the story and truly want that revenge yourself.
Throughout, I found the detail of the story excellent. The characters had personalities and depth, that really brought the story to life and the world-building was able to make you feel very present.
I loved the flow and pace of the book, as it fits well with the nature of the story and really made it hard to put it down.

Natural Bri

Vindictive is a thrilling piece of literature that enthralled, entertained, and engrossed me from the very first page!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2022

Everything about this piece of crime/thriller book was exciting; the characters, as well as the story the reader gets to experience, and the incredible literature courtesy of the excellent Ryan Lawrence, made me fall madly in love with this book! Vindictive is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Vindictive is a thrilling, shocking, and memorable thriller novel that will take its readers on a twisty turny, and action-packed journey from the start. The reader in Vindictive will be taken on a journey like no other as we meet Jules Cartell, a woman who lives the perfect life, with her beauty, wealth, loving husband, and a partnership in her family’s law firm. However, looks can be deceiving, and soon Jules learns of a crime against her family, perpetrated by her husband Phillip years before, and this sets Jules on a path of revenge. The reader will follow Jules as she embarks on a journey of revenge, she will do anything to get it and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Vindictive!
The story of Vindictive is a magnificent one that is full of many exciting moments and many twists and turns. As the reader reads this book they will always be kept on edge thanks to the unexpected turns the reader will experience; these twists and turns will guarantee the reader keeps reading. They will feel compelled to do so, and that is the sheer beauty of this novel!
The excellent author of this novel, Ryan Lawrence effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Lawrence’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Ryan Lawrence is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Lawrence’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s mind. This is another thing… Lawrence has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of the setting he has established. Lawrence’s sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the exciting and thrilling novel that is Vindictive; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Vindictive gets five stars from me!

Aimee Ann

A riveting mystery!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 13, 2022

Vindictive is a wonderfully written book that kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last chapter. The author creates characters so vivid and well-developed that they leap off the page. The writing style and use of descriptions are very sophisticated, but I still found the novel to be quite accessible. High camp in some parts and downright tension and terror in others, but nothing felt forced or awkwardly paced which is something I would have thought likely in a book that’s over 400 pages. Kudos to the author. Very entertaining!

Sue G L

Do yourself a favour, get in on this author while he is still new!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2022

Wow! Excellent, can’t believe this is his first novel!

Shaun C.

Highly Recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 27, 2022

THEY. HAVE. TO. PAY. Wow. So many chills toward the end of this book. The twists and turns that happened in this novel were brilliantly woven into a masterful web of connection between so many characters. It culminated in a reveal that completely blew my mind. I cannot wait for the sequel.
I highly recommend this read. This book took me on a journey of the fictional city of Fairpointe, Ontario, Canada following the lives of some of the wealthiest and most powerful inhabitants. As I read each chapter, I gained more and more perspective on each person and their motivations – rallying for some and wishing for ruin for others. The detail and depth of prose made me feel as though I was living the events with the characters, fully immersed in the scenery and participating in the relationships through the vivid conversations. If you are looking for a character-driven and thrilling book with unexpected turns, this is the one for you!

Courtney M.

Addictive !!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 15, 2021

Vindictive kept me up at night , not wanting to put it down
! It will fascinates you and introduce you into to the lavish , extravagant , seemingly perfect life of Jules Cartell , only to find out , that nobody’s life is ever that perfect !! The author pulls you into the the lives of his characters . Some of them you’ll love to hate and hate to love ! He puts everything you need into a good read , secrets , lies , love , lust , sex , backstabbing , revenge !! Vindictive is the perfect novel to curl up under a blanket on a cold night and delve into !!

Amy Crow
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
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