I'm lucky in that I got to read this book before anyone else. And all I can say is WOW! As much as I loved KILLER IMAGE, DEADLY ASSETS offers so muchI'm lucky in that I got to read this book before anyone else. And all I can say is WOW! As much as I loved KILLER IMAGE, DEADLY ASSETS offers so much more. Wendy Tyson delves deeper into the makings of the unlikely heroine and amateur private eye, Allison Campbell. Not only do we get to know Allison more, we really get to know Vaughn, Mia, and the rest of the cast of characters that Wendy creates in order to deliver a rich and moving story. But don't let the in-depth character development fool you, this is a fast-paced thriller that will have you flipping (or clicking for you e-readers) pages anxious to see what happens next. I read it on my computer and just couldn't stop after one (ok 20) chapter. I found myself deeply invested in the problems, families and lives of both victims. I won't spoil anything here, but I was utterly surprised by quite a few developments. And I'm hard to surprise as I'm an avid fan of thrillers/mysteries. Wendy Tyson has done the near impossible: created a sophomore effort that exceeds and already fantastic debut. ...more
Rebecca Coleman gets to the heart of her characters with a sensitive and delicate hand. Clara is fully fleshed and the setting, a women's correctionalRebecca Coleman gets to the heart of her characters with a sensitive and delicate hand. Clara is fully fleshed and the setting, a women's correctional facility, is not as limiting as one would suppose as Coleman mines Clara's memories to dig deep into not just the how Clara finds herself behind bars, but the why. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take the time to understand motivations and forgiveness....more
It has only been within the last year that I've even given any thought to mystery series. Usually I find them too formulaic and I have it all figuredIt has only been within the last year that I've even given any thought to mystery series. Usually I find them too formulaic and I have it all figured out about a third of the way through. And then I wised up to how good mysteries could be. One of the authors that has seriously changed my mind is Wendy Tyson. I loved Killer Image but TSMC is a whole-other fantastic kettle of fish. Delilah and her all female detective agency are incredible. Each character is richly and full developed, so much so that even if the story was bland and formulaic I would've kept reading. Thankfully that is not the case. Delilah and her team have to delve into the world of international human trafficking, Wall Street businesses, the holy Catholic Church, and more. Tyson had me staying up late to see what happened next. Her twists are shocking and brilliant. I cannot recommend it highly enough....more
The definition of anti-hero, Riley Mansfield just wants to smoke pot, write songs, and sing at dives. That's all well and good until he accidentally bThe definition of anti-hero, Riley Mansfield just wants to smoke pot, write songs, and sing at dives. That's all well and good until he accidentally becomes a national hero by foiling a supposed terrorist plot. Now politicians from both sides of the aisle are angling for him.
Dutton masterfully creates at setting and characters that are both believable and relate-able. The reader immediately likes Riley and wants what he wants: to be happy and just do his thing....more