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Distorted (Cape Thomas #3)

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Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.

To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallor
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Waterfall Press
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Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: got-review-copy
"Through the grace of God, I'm a victor not a victim."

There's just something special about Barritt's writing that PULLS you in, makes you love the characters, keeps you turning the pages even when you promised yourself it was bedtime after this one finished, AND makes you sympathetic to fictional characters going through a horrendous experience that's not fictional. She does it effortlessly all the while being respectful and authentic to a cause that requires sensitivity and awareness.

Mallory wa
Distorted: To give a misleading or false account or impression of.

Distorted delves into the disturbing world, and aftermath for a survivor, of human trafficking. It's a very real issue that doesn't get the attention that it needs. This novel brings to light the fact that human trafficking doesn't just happen to poor girls from foreign countries, it could happen to anyone.

Tennyson is “one of the good guys”. I mean, how could anyone not like him. Mallory's a survivor. She's very relatable and even
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I think I can relax now that I’ve finished this latest action-packed thriller from Christy Barritt.


The action rarely slows, and even when it is granted a brief reprieve the aura of danger stays electric in the air. When you think you’ve got it figured out, Barritt skillfully throws another curve into the mix, muddying the waters just enough to cast a good dose of doubt on your theories.

Tennyson and Mallory have a backstory together that is as layered as their characters. When they meet aga
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
"You're worth saving . . . . . .however many times it takes."

Mallory Baldwin never had the opportunity to properly thank the warrior SEAL who rescued her from a year of captivity under the brutal thumb of a dangerous international arms dealer; having been seized during a horrible kidnapping incident, during which her parents were brutally murdered. When he stands before her two years later, Tennyson Walker has just been hired by her manager as a bodyguard. Vile threats have recently surfaced an
Lynn :O)
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The subject of human trafficking has been coming up in our home quite a lot recently and I must confess I wasn't in a hurry to have another discussion or reminder that such a horrendous evil is so prevalent in our modern day world. Nevertheless I decided to jump right in as I both trust and enjoy Christy Barritt's writing.
What a delight. Such a hard subject tackled with great care and hope.
The story has SO much more than just the "big" issue. My favourite genre is romantic suspense and I was n
Teresa Mathews
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Distorted by Christy Barrit

Reading a Christy Barrit novel is like eating a delicious piece of cake, you want to immediately devour it, but yet you want to savor every tiny bit of it. Then when you are finished you keep thinking about how good it was and how amazing the next one is going to be.

Distorted's main character is Mallory Baldwin, a stunning young socialite who was snatched from a life of luxury by the hand of a madman, Dante Torres, a weapons dealer who kept her enslaved until the fate
Lisa Johnson
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Now, if like me, you have read the books in order Dubiosity, Disillusioned and now Distorted, I hope you are as rocked about them as I am! Distorted really seemed to cap off the series when a young socialite woman becomes a victim of human trafficking. Not only that but Mallory Baldwin knows her parents were killed the same night she was abducted. Now, a year later, with what sounds like a small arms war outside the compound where she is held captive enter Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker and other mem ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Distorted is a thrill ride from beginning to end! The reader gets drawn into the action and suspense from the very beginning. Mallory, the main character in the book is a survivor of human trafficking. While vacationing in the Caribbean, her family was murdered and she was held captive for over a year. After her rescue, she took some time for herself and received counseling and has now written a book and is getting ready to head out on a speaking tour to encourage other survivors. Now that she i ...more
Pam Jennings
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Human trafficking is real in our world and Barritt has done a fabulous job in shedding some light onto this horrific practice. This book is fast paced with lots of twists and turns will keep you up reading till the end. 

Socialite, Mallory, was taken and kept by a horrible man for a year before she was finally rescued. A victim of human trafficking, she's spent the past two years trying to recover and learn to live again. But she is still broken. Taking her story out into the world is the only w
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Distorted is a suspense-filled story that kept me on the edge of my seat and turning pages. It captured my interest immediately, and the numerous twists and turns kept me guessing. Christy Barritt is a master at setting the scene and creating realistic, complex, and memorable characters. Although the subject of human trafficking is a tough, gritty subject, she handled it very well. This is a primarily a novel of suspense, but there’s also romance and a thread of forgiveness and redemption. I wil ...more
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow! This story truly will keep you on the edge of your seat not wanting to put it down. It's so full of suspense, action, intrigue and gripping drama. It also brings sweet redemption and love into the story of Mallory and Tennyson.
From the very first moments in the book to the very end, I was captivated by it's fast moving pace. This book held my attention so much I couldn't put it down. I continued to think about it even while I was going through my everyday routines, which made it hard on my
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intense Suspense!

Both long-time and new fans of Christy Barritt will welcome this mystery. Distorted is the perfect and accurate title for this drama involving human trafficking. When people and situations are not what they appear, knowing whom to trust is a lethal risk. Join Mallory on her quest to healing and purpose as she devotes her life to helping other survivors. Meet Tennyson, on his journey of protection duty and detective work. Both work to navigate life after tragedy and into a deeper
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great suspense from beginning to end!

Mallory is learning how to live in freedom again, after being a victim of human trafficking. Two years after being rescued, she starts a nonprofit to bring awareness to the fact that such evil can happen anywhere. At the very first tour stop, Mallory is surprised to see Tennyson there. The Navy Seal that rescued her from a madman. As soon as Mallory is in the public spotlight, she begins to receive emails from a stalker. She also keeps imagining that she see
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"It’s your choice. Today and every day. Through the grace of God, I’m a victor not a victim."

I have to admit that I am a hopeless lover of any book that has a good love story but one of the things I loved about this book was that Christy Barritt had the ability to convey the relationship and emotions of the two main characters without getting raunchy. Mallory is a very likable character and I found myself getting sucked right into the story (I even stopped in the middle of work so I could get an
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another page turner by Christy...these 3 books, Dubiosity, Disillusioned, and Distorted, were all "edge of your seat" stories.
Kim Butler
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love anything by Christy Barritt. She always has great suspense stories and this one didn't disappoint.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway-wins
I am astounded by all the 5 star reviews for this. I had difficulty getting through it and wanted to put it down several times. I found the dialogue stiff, the scenes contrived, and the characters not endearing . Plus, it was Jesus-y (which I didn't realize going in, but makes sense when I read at the end that her husband is a pastor). Kudos to Christy Barritt for her success. I wish her well. This book simply wasn't to my liking.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
What is it about Christy Barritt's stories that keep me coming back to them again and again? I'm not normally a fan of mysteries! But Ms. Barritt continues to hook me in every single time and I can never say no to one of her books. :) Per my usual, this one is no different. I was a goner from the first chapter until the last, every pulse-pounding minute of it!

First, let's talk about Mallory. I cannot even imagine going through a tenth of what this girl has endured! The sheer terror of her life b
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Phew. I had to wipe a bit of sweat off my forehead by the time I got to the end of this book. And although it has a little length to it, I read it in one day. It was that good, and I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep without finishing. The book really captured my attention from the very first chapter, well the prologue actually, with the swoon worthy Tennyson. I'm not sure who the author pictured in her mind as the inspiration for him, but I was picturing Channing Tatum.

Swoon worthiness aside, t
Tony Parsons
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kade Wheaton (commanding officer, Trident International (TI): military PTSD advocate) said Tennyson “Ten Man” Walker’s (TI security head, retired Navy SEALs) mission was to take out Dante Torres.
BOOM! There was flames everywhere in the room.
Hallowell was helping Tennyson to his feet.
Mallory Baldwin (27, human trafficking advocate, socialite, Washington, DC.) had been in the room also.

Dante had managed to escape.
911 # 513 Sunset Way (Cape Thomas) a female body had been found.
It was Kori Burns
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story!! This is a book I've wanted to read then when I searched on my library's website, the audio version popped up, so I decided I'd experience this story in that way! And boy was I glad I did!
No matter how you choose to enjoy it, you won't regret it, this story pulled me in from the very beginning! Tennyson, a SEAL, rescued Mallory when he completed his final mission, which also included killing the 'bad guy' (Torres), and Tennyson had personal reasons, too, for wanting revenge.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I suppose I could make this review short and sweet: "Awesome book! 5 Stars! Buy it NOW!!!" After all, Christy Barritt is an author who never fails to please me as a reader.

Barritt once again delivers strong, well-developed characters who find themselves working together under seemingly impossible circumstances, keeping -- and strengthening -- their faith, and coming through the trial stronger than before.

Synopsis: Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been gi
Doreen Marr
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mallory Baldwin was kidnapped from a family vacation and lived as a prisoner for a year on an island with arms dealer, Dante Torres. Navy Seal, Tennyson Walker, had a score to settle with Dante Torres for previously murdering the woman he loved. After Tennyson rescued Mallory, and watched Dante Torres light himself on fire right in front of him, Tennyson left the Seals and went to work for one of his buddies in a security company. When Mallory decides to use her horrible experience to bring awar ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.
To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resi
Susan L. Tuttle
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to get my hands on Christy Barritt's newest release, Distorted, which came out this week. It was a fantastic read! Barritt moves from her more humorous side often seen in her other series to a tad more serious in this book, but her voice remains very recognizable. She has a way of writing suspense that takes you on a ride without spinning you so much that you want off. Her characters have depth with believable conflict, and Distorted was no different. It tackles the difficult sub ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fost-adopt

Surprising unconscious(?) 1st world/privileged bias in language considering MC's backstory.

Example from chapter 2: "Most people thought of human trafficking victims as being unlike them.... They thought of runaways, girls overseas without families to miss them, impoverished women, desperate to survive by whatever means necessary. Women who weren't relateable to the average American."

Ok... so we all get the point. But "most people"? Most privileged people, maybe... b

I humbly suggest tha
Kelly Knapp
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Distorted Rocks

I felt like I was in a small boat crossing the Gulf, rocked and buffeted by the swells that pushed the story along. At times, as the waves grew stronger and the story began to bounce on the wakes with red herrings and flying fish landing direct hits into the keel, my found the approaching storm of the climactic resolution holding me spellbound.

This story was well written with a great protagonist recovering from the terror of modern day slavery. Her attempts to help others who are
Michelle Castaneda
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Distorted by Christy Barritt is a mesmerizing page tuner from the very first sentence. Mallory Baldwin is a socialite vacationing in the Caribbean with her parents when her family is killed and she becomes a victim of human trafficking. Held captive for over a year, Distorted begins with Mallory’s release as her captor is killed. A few years later, she is trying to put her life back together when she starts receiving threatening messages. She turns to the man who saved her, Tennyson Walker, to p ...more
Carol Lee
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Distorted is book that is not only suspenseful, but makes you really think as well. Mallory was a victim of human trafficking and after being rescued, she goes out speaking out about what has happened. When she starts to get some threats and it becomes apparent that everything is not as it seems, Tennyson is brought in to help protect her.
This book really kept me reading and things were not always as they seemed. It was a book that really make me want to guess what would happen next and then w
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intense. That is how I would describe Distorted by Christy Barritt. Human trafficking is, of course, very intense. Mallory was held by arms dealer Dante Torres but had been rescued two years previously. Her bodyguard, Tennyson Walker, cannot help the feelings that are growing within. Surprising herself, even Mallory finds she is attracted to her bodyguard. But she never lets those memories of her time with Torres slip far from her mind.
This series of books are excellent reads but a little more o
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Christy Barritt is an author, freelance writer and speaker who lives in Virginia. She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious—but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado. She’s only won one contest in her life—and her prize was kissing a pig (okay ...more
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