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Exposed Fury

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Annie Fitch, a former police detective, struggles to make ends meet as a private investigator in the sleepy town of Leesburg, Virginia. On partial disability because of gunshot injuries, she’s relegated to doing surveillance gigs and background checks. But things are looking up, since her on-again, off-again relationship is back on and might stay that way.

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Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.

Annie Fitch, police detective, was shot on the job and due to residual disabilities is no longer a cop. Starting her own business as a private investigator has taken as much hard work and dedication as her rehab, but since she can’t be a cop anymore she’s determined to make her new life work. Her past life and current life crash together when one of her surveillance jobs crosses path with a murder investigation. Working with her former part
Kristin Brown
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
My love of mysteries goes back to the days when I discovered Sue Grafton's A is for Alibi - the first book of a series I loved not only because of the interesting characters but the geography in which the stories are set. I enjoyed the same thing in Exposed Fury - the Northern Virginia community in which the story takes place is as nicely written as the main character herself - and something I particularly appreciate, as it happens to be where I live. The protagonist is likably flawed, and the m ...more
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. We meet former detective, Annie Fitch while she is dealing with the aftermath of serious injuries sustained in the line of duty. At the same time, she is facing financial burdens and seeking normalcy in her life while also working to solve a particularly challenging murder.

It’s not unusual to enjoy meeting a character and to look forward to learning more about her.
What is unusual with Exposed Fury is that the introduction of Annie’s friends and family makes me equ
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Private investigator Annie Fitch is an ex-cop rebuilding her life after injuries retired her from the force. She still has friends among the police, but does she still have the skills, health and will to solve a murder, when quiet surveillance and background checks give way to danger and death?

Author Marie Flanigan deals with her character’s injuries and memories very convincingly, keeping them lowkey and revealing the effects on Annie’s life in a very natural way. The story moves quickly forwar
R.W. Lang
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall this was a good read, albeit I found it a little slow getting started. The character, Ford is a mystery from beginning to end and seems to be more of a prop than a contributing factor. Flanigan has a smooth style and a clear, concise voice throughout.
Nancy Silk
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A Captivating Murder Investigative Mystery"

In the quiet town of Leesburg, Virginia, Annie Fitch is a former police detective struggling now as a private investigator. She had been seriously injured while serving the local police department and her tasks now are limited to surveillance and office background checks for companies. A recent widow, Laura Carlton, hires Annie to seek evidence of her husband's cheating. Nick Carlton was wealthy and had numerous benefits such as being addicted to casua
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Annie is a detective turned PI. Forced off the squad due to a brain injury that occurred when she was shot on the job, Annie is struggling to make ends meet. She is also struggling with not having the physical or mental abilities that she had before she was shot. So when Laura contacts her to follow her husband and get evidence of cheating, Annie agrees. What Annie was not expecting was to find Nick’s body during her walk with her dog. She also doesn’t expect to get drawn back into the investiga ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Annie Fitch used to be a police detective, until being injured in a shooting and now living on partial disability from the police and started a private investigator to make ends meet. Most of her current work is doing background checks and surveillance jobs. Not quite what she wants her work life to consist of, but she had to re-evaluate her capabilities after her injuries from the shooting.

She is still undergoing physio for her leg and Hand and also has problems due to a head injury. She misse
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

I really enjoyed Exposed Fury. I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going on and getting to know these characters. Really I got to the end and was hoping there would be more, that this will be a series as I would definitely read more about Annie and her adventures.

Annie is a former police detective that was forced to find something else to do when she was injured on the job. She still goes to physical therapy and gets stiff at times, but she
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, review-requested, wtr
After being seriously injured when she was a police detective, Annie Fitch left the police force and became a Private Investigator. The work was very different for her now that she did background checks and surveillance. So when Laura Carlton hired Annie to get evidence that her husband was cheating, it was the same old thing of following the spouse. It turned out Nick Carlton had a sex addiction so he spent most lunch hours having sex with different women. This made it easy for Annie to get evi ...more
Dan Santos
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Annie Fitch is a former police detective still recuperating from the shooting that cost her job and who is now eking out a living as a private investigator. She and her dog discover the remains of a man who the police subsequently determine was a victim of foul play. It turns out to be a man whose wife hired Annie to find out if he was cheating on her. What starts as a common plot for a whodunit ends right there.
Flanigan’s detailed description of Northern Virginia's Loudon Country caught my atte
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy
"Annie barely registered her name. The hair stood up on the back of her neck, and a chill ran down her spine. It didn't seem possible. She'd just taken pictures of Nick Carlton kissing a redhead yesterday afternoon. Regardless of how she felt about his morals, Nick Carlton had been full of life. Gunnar was going to have his hands full with suspects."....

This mystery, suspense story takes place in Leesburg, Virginia. Annie, recovering from being shot, has left the police force. She's opened her o
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-challenge
Former police detective Annie Fitch is trying to start a new life as a private investigator after being injured on the job which left her temporarily maimed and no longer fit for active duty. She has been hired by a new client that would like her husband followed. The client believes her husband is cheating on her and wants all the evidence she can get to divorce him. Annie somehow stumbles across a dead body in the alley and soon discovers it is her client’s cheating husband.

Annie and her forme
Pamela Peerce-Landers
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I did not want to put down “Exposed Fury.” It kept me guessing and wanting more. It flowed and was easy to read. Author Marie Flanigan does a masterful job of weaving a story about the killing of Nick Carlton, a financial professional in Leesburg, VA. Annie Fitch’s dog, Chester, finds Nick’s body in an alley during their morning walk.

Annie is a former cop who retired from the Leesburg PD after being shot by a meth dealer. After finding the body, she calls her former partner, Gunnar. Soon after,
I was asked by the author for a honest review. This is a very well written novel. Annie Fitch is a former police detective shot in the line of duty. Still recovering from her injuries, she is now a private investigator. There is lots going on in her life. Her boyfriend, Ford, is always going off on work but can’t say where. She believes he is CIA or another one of those secret agencies plus he does not like her job. She has been hired by the wife of a cheating husband to collect ammunition for a ...more
Sharon Grow
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Life has evened out for former detective Annie Fitch after she lost her job after suffering three gun-shot wounds. Now, working as a private investigator, her life is back on track. While walking her dog, Chester, she finds a body in one of the town alleys. After following the husband of her latest client, she has delivered photos that should be enough evidence for the client’s divorce. While at the client’s home, the police arrive and she learns that the body she found is the husband that she h ...more
T.B. Cooper
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After getting shot on the job, Annie Fitch recovers, quits the Police Department, and begins working as a Private Investigator for the town’s wealthy & well to do. An accidental discovery pulls her in and links her to a murder mystery that had me guessing whodunnit right til the very end. The characters, even the minor ones, were beautifully real & fleshed out with specific, clear personalities. Btw, I especially loved Annie’s friend, Celia! Details were sprinkled in evenly, as opposed t ...more
Joy Novel Thoughts
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exposed Fury is an aptly named novel. I really enjoyed the watching this case slowly come together while the clues were unearthed.

I really hope that Exposed Fury is the start of a series, because the case was solved and wrapped, but Annie's love life is one thing I would like to dig a little deeper into. She has a long term on again off again boyfriend, that I honestly don't know that I like for her. He's super protective of her since she was shot prior to the start of Exposed Fury.

We also, have
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2018
This book is written like a hybrid between a Cozy Mystery and Cop procedural. I will say that the main character being a PI made the mystery a little more digestible. There was also the link that she only started looking into the murder on her client's insistence. This mak more sense than most mystery books because she needs to get paid. I find that a lot of cozy mysteries have the flaw that the main character shouldn't get involved with the mystery and they usually get in the way. With Anni's p ...more
Debbie Maskus
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Exposed Fury by Marie Flanigan surprised me in the powerful presence of Annie Fitch. After finishing the novel, I hope that this will emerge as a series. Annie Fitch, an injured, ex-cop, now works as an investigator. I liked the way that Marie Flanigan inserted various tropics, such as cruelty to animals, Internet sex sites, the horrible working hours and stress of a police detective, the good old boy mentality, and the plight of autism, without preaching to the choir. Marie Flanigan lacks the p ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, have-read
While following a cheating husband for the wife, Annie Fitch, former police detective now private investigator ends up finding her cheating husband lying on the ground dead. There are many, many people mostly boyfriends and husbands who would like to put him out of their misery. Annie calls her former partner, Gunnar Jansson, to help her look into Nick Carlton's past. What they find is more than they bargained for. So who did kill him? You will have to read the book to find out. I voluntarily re ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So pleased to have the author request my review of her novel!

I was captivated by the first sentence and didn't lose interest at all till the last page ... unless of course you consider I wanted a sequel.

I loved it for satisfying my love for "who-dunnits" along with police procedural and a strong female character who has had a few setbacks in life, but doesn't give up.

Highly recommended read. No big terms you have to look up - just straight enjoyable reading. Loved it!
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy. And what a gem! I love a good mystery book. I also really like private eye stories. But more importantly, I love a book with great characters. Annie is a great female lead and I’m sure hoping this is the first in a series of Annie stories! Great twists as Annie uses her former cop instincts to unravel the case at hand, despite her insecurities about those instincts and how her life has changed.
Michael Mardel
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exposed fury by Flanigan. I was given a copy to review. A clever whodunnit which kept me guessing to the very end. The protagonist, Annie, a private investigator, is hired to follow a husband whom she finds dead, thanks to her dog. And there follows her investigation, along with a boyfriend, and lots of interesting characters, including her support network.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life changes create a whole new set of problems for this very bright P.I. whose mindset will never be anything but her life as a detective. This was a good read with a nice descriptive type of writing that brings smalltown Virginia to life. Will definitely read this author again.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a quick read, but manages to draw the reader in with realistic details and a compelling character study. The resolution is a bit abrupt, but real crimes tend not to be as complicated as "Murder on the Orient Express". I look forward to the further adventures of Annie Fitch.
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book. Well written. Great characters. I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading more of Annie’s exploits.
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Marie Flanigan grew up all over the Commonwealth of Virginia as the youngest of three girls. Star Wars and comic books dominated her youth. She has a couple of degrees from George Mason University and is a licensed Private Investigator. Over the years, she’s been a disc jockey, a web developer, and a children's librarian. An avid gamer, she reviews video games for After nine car ...more
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