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(Pen Pals and Serial Killers #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Doctor Victoria Ward has been killing men for over thirty years. Her victims all have one thing in common: they’re abusive. Righteousness is a close companion—it helps her sleep at night—and she holds the virtue closely as she defends the innocent, upholding the law when it won’t rise to protect those who need it most. When she meets a young girl named Kelly, and follows h ...more
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Published March 4th 2018 by Createspace
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Ronald Keeler
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Provocation by Jo Michaels is Story Two in the series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. The novel is a vigilante story. We do not usually encounter a lot of vigilantes who are highly educated to the point they are psychiatrists. If the shrinks are going crazy, what hope is there for the rest of us? This review will look only at Story Two of the five-story plus a few chapters boxed set I downloaded from Amazon. Like Story One, this is a five-star Amazon read as Jo Michaels continues to amaze me with ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pen Pals and Serial Killers, Book 2
By: Jo Michaels
Narrated by: Stacy Gonzalez, Marni Penning

Just when you think you know what is going to happen, a total plot twist occurs! This is my first Jo Michaels book, and I love her twisted sense of righteousness. Victoria is a victim and as a result she is making it her mission to protect those that cannot protect themselves. As a psychiatrist, she has patients that are in need of her help, not only in the office. Now taking the life of an ab
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Jo Michaels's book. This is the second book in the Pen Pals and Serial Killers Series, a standalone novel with crossover characters. The story is well written, and suspenseful. It reminded me of Dexter Series. However, in this story, a woman is the serial killer, which isn't usual. Some scenes are really graphic (definitively not for faint of heart!). The motives and the thoughts of the serial killer are well built, and well describe. The back and forth, past to present, helps ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

This book was definitely a wild ride and not what I expected. It was far more gritty and dark than I expected, so keep in mind that this includes murder, torture, abuse and assault of all kinds. I enjoyed the switching back and forth between the past and present as it really explained Victoria's psyche and motivation for her actions.

Though the content is darker and there are a lot of heavy subjects, it could be an importa
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a story!

It’s hard to fully express my feelings for this story without some major spoilers. I questioned my own morality because I was fully on board with Victoria’s actions for most of it. The ending was very poignant and reinforced why I should have seen her as the villain she truly was. I devoured the pages with trepidation that Victoria would be discovered yet knowing that it really couldn’t end any other way. Or so I thought. This story is deep and deals with an all too real abusive
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
NOTE: This book is a vigilante story, with domestic violence and abuse so if those are triggers for you, this is not the book for you.

This was a fast paced story that sucked me in quickly, even with the time skip of going back and forth between the two main characters. I have not read/listened to Jo Michaels work before so I didn't know what to suspect, but the plot twist at the end was just right. Is Victoria a victim getting her revenge or a serial killer who is justifying her actions? Give t
Chrissy Robinson

Loved this book! Couldn't seem to put it down. Didn't expect that ending!!! This book is a must read!!! Suspenseful!!!
Laura Martinez
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author did an amazing job writing this book. I haven’t read the first book but this is the second installment in the series and it can be read/listened to as a stand-alone.
The story follows Victoria, the main character. The story weaves in and out from the past to present and it was great because it gave us a background as to how a Victoria came to be.
This book isn’t for the faint of heart. There are gruesome parts in the story. The story is amazing and the authors did an amazing job showin
Tony Parsons
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms. “Peeping Tom” LeBrague (narrator, voyeur) liked looking at PPL through her binoculars.
Mr. Business Hotpants had been murdered. 911
Detective Thomas Oprus arrived at the crime scene.
Some bimbo as she was getting screwed was screaming Tom.
Detective Tom was struggling but soon he was dead also.
Kyle (ex-husband) came over to watch their 5 kids.
Detective Raines was doing the interrogation.
Things didn’t go as planned & Ms. LeBrague was arrested for the murders of Stephen James, Kenneth Hawkins,
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Jo Michaels loves writing novels that make readers gasp in horror, surprise, and disbelief. While her browser search history has probably landed her on a list somewhere, she still dives into every plot with gusto, hoping "the man" will realize she's a writer and not a psychopath about to go on a rampage. Her favorite pastimes are reading, watching Investigation Discovery, and helping other authors ...more

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