An interesting blend of detective fiction and international espionage. This book is lively, entertaining and modern. The language is accessible and the pace is very good throughout. The author is efficient with words, in terms of being able to set the scene well without laborious descriptions. I agree with the other reviewers about the authenticity of the characters. Nice read.
The author’s forte is in his characters and dialogue. Many authors of fiction are so immersed in complex plots that the characters are secondary and the dialogue is wooden and poorly thought out. I found the characters jumped off the page and did have a real feel to them – especially the men. I did find Drinda rather intriguing and it was a pity she never continued later into the book.
Conflict is vital in any crime thriller and there is no shortage of conflict between these characters. The dynamic between John and Pedro is fascinating. While John is always on the back foot in terms of his relationship with Pedro, he is man enough to stand up to the suave Argentinian and tell him off or tell him to go to hell. John thinks he is merely doing detective grunt work for Pedro, but he wants out, his marriage is suffering and he cannot keep up with running his restaurant and doing Pedro’s dirty work and then he hears something…a name…chills run down his spine and suddenly it all falls into place and it is more shocking than he can ever imagine.
Ever wonder what happened to those stories filled with suspense with twists and turns? You know the kind that Alfred Hitchcock produced, making us bite our nails and worry for the hero or heroine! Well Lisa Gordon has penned that type of thriller and it’s worth reading. Her heroine, Gaby thought she was leading an ideal life. She was a rising star in her legal firm and just married a handsome man. Then the nightmares started plaguing her and memories of a childhood trauma erupted. To save her sanity Gaby must delve into the secrets of a serial killer and risk her own life to bring him to justice. Dianne Rapp
Absolutely loved this book. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with the characters & the story line..I couldn’t wait to see what was gonna happen next. The characters are so real you seemed to really connect with them. I found myself feeling the sadness, frustration, & triumph with them. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I can’t wait to read more…Waiting very impatiently for her next book. Jennifer’s Bookk Review
The story had its glowing moments and yes, the villain was extremely creepy, in fact, I think the villain was actually my favorite character in this book. He was smarter than everyone, and went for a very long time doing whatever he pleased without anyone being the wiser. If it wasn’t for Gaby’s slip under peer pressure to smoke a joint he may never have been found out. I felt he controlled the entire story. Tina Marie Says
I was happy to receive this book for an honest review. It certainly proved to be a good read. This excellent reads starts you out with a bang as you experience the killing of a young teen, but why? What does this have to do with the rest of the story? Ah! Our author draws you in with the ‘I have to find out,’ trick. It’s been a while since I have read a book that takes you around so many curves in the story and yet at the end ties all the notes into one bow. This one does. Shirley Johnson Amazon Top 100 Reviewer
Matron only gives five starts when they are deserved. This tale does. Why:
Oh it isn’t literary genius. And the writing is simple. And the characters obvious. And some of the scenes are utterly chick-lit but for all that it’s what we buy books for : a riveting read and you can’t put it down. So few books do that now. Books don’t have to be clever.
So, young boy gets kick out of killing girl. Years later a series of murders all come together. And you realise his family are involved. And there’s a race to stop him, of course.
Just a good book. No more. What it says on the packet and we don’t always get. I’ll buy Lisa again. London Matron