Apache tribal cop Pilar To-Clanny and FBI Special Agent Alex Torres have a long and tumultuous history. When someone close to them disappears, Pilar and Alex must risk everything to resc ...more
This book was anything but easy reading for me. Quite frankly, I needed a story that could connect with a singular area of my anger, much of it in relation to iss ...more
As with all of her books which I have read so far, Carter includes names, phrases and customs that are unique to the cultures she highlights--in this case, Apache and Mexican people. Of particular significanc ...more
One was the setting. The novel takes place on the Arizona rez and in Mexican mountains. Both of these locations are foreign to me and I had trouble imagining them in my mind. It was almost like the author felt I should be familiar with the scenery and geological features so did not do what I felt was an adequate job of setting each scene for me.
Another factor was the ethnicity of ...more
Carter has created beautifully flawed characters. Th ...more
by Lisa Carter
Christian, Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 15 Mar 2016
I was given a copy of The Stronghold through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:
Pilar learned early she must adapt or die. Pilar learned first hand the dangers for a young girl when she herself was a teen and she tries to do what she can to help others.
Pilar is angry and doesn’t believe in forgiveness despite everything she was ...more
Something bad happened. Pilar keeps the wounds of the past bottled up. Instead of confronting what happened, she suffers in silence. Bitterness and revenge keep her going. Peace and lightness elude her.
Alex longs to talk with her about the incident. He finally gets his chance when they search for missing people in...more
My second biggest complaint was just the writing in general. I wasn't a big fan of the way it seemed so jumpy and scattered.
The story itself wasn't bad. From reading the description of the book I knew it was going to be a DARK book as so many other reviewers have pointed out but I went into it with an open mind. I was happy with the amou ...more
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Tr ...more
As a Southern romantic suspense writer--Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder--Lisa ...more