From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice.
On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a...more
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Seven years ago Olivia Powell and her children devastated and life would never be the same again.
Rachel Marin and her two children have changed their identities and moved to the small town of Ashby, Illinois. Rachel has spent the last seven years preparing herself so no one will ever hurt her or her children again.
Then one day, as she tries to live a quiet, unassuming life, she sees that a friend of hers is dead - the ex-mayor of their ...more
Mystery cloaks Rachel Marin and her children. A horrific crime shattered their lives seven years ago, and now the single mother lives in hiding with her emotionally wounded son and precocious daughter. When a disgraced ...more
This is one of those situations in which a single mom finds herself a target after a former mayor is killed and she's in hiding from her past trauma.
Could this be a case of a jilted lover?
Perhaps affairs aren't the greatest way to showcase affection and perhaps money is the root of all evil...Just sayin'
Well what more can I say other than it was a quick read with plenty of twists and turns.
Thank you to Jason, the publisher, NetGalley ...more
Rachel Marin is a mom to two kids who became a vigilante after an unspeakable crime shatters their lives. The novel opens seven years in the past on the day Rachel's life changed and then jumps to the present day when a mugger jumps Rachel on her way home. She expertly incapacitates him and hurries home to her children, Eric, 13, and Megan, 7. The family is now living in Ashby, ...more
Rachel Marin runs away with her children and assumes a new identity. She has turned herself into a skilled self defense expert while trying to stay under the radar. Her only true goal is to keep her children safe.
Single mom to 2 kids, Rachel has a past she wants to keep hidden. After the body of the former Mayor of Ashby is found, Rachel ends up inserted in the middle of the investigation, desperately trying to get justice for the murdered woman.
Rachel's character is SO well written, and the snippets into her past gave just so much insight into her, I was desperate to know more about her past.
Heart stopping, thrilling, tense...I think this series ...more
When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning ...more
Interesting story line in this mystery/thriller grabbed my attention in the beginning. The protagonist, Rachel Marin seemed very intriguing at first. I liked the flashbacks in her life as it allowed the reader to see how Rachel Marin developed into the character she is today. That being said, her character development became a bit tedious. I thought the author, Pintar, could have spent more time in development of the conspiracy.
While Pintar spent a lot of time developing ...more
My ultimate fear was that the story would drag or that I would feel obligated to finish a book that didn’t really interest me. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case. I found myself so entranced by it that I would mean to read only a chapter and then several ...more
Rachel Marin is an intense and complicated character. Since her husband’s murder, she’s forced to completely reinvent herself. She becomes both ...more
From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice. On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere. ...more
Very enjoyable beginning to a new police procedural series featuring Rachel Marin, fierce mama-bear to her kids and a secret, self-made vigilante. Although she needs to stay under the cops’ radar, when Rachel discovers a murder, she risks her anonymity and the safety of her children.
Rachel is a strong female protagonist, who escapes to a new town after a tragedy, and then remakes herself from an ordinary mom to a self-defense ...more
On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.
When the former ...more
This new novel is fresh with new characters and will not disappoint.
Rachel has a secret - she has witnessed the most horrific crime - and she is in hiding.
Rachel has two children - Eric and Megan - and they live in the midwest under the cover of new names and a feeling of "protection".
Rachel and her kids live a relatively quiet life - that is until a woman is ...more
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Some sexual content
Some harsh language including a few F-bombs - Not continuous.
Rachel suffered through a traumatic loss in the past. Since then she has vowed never to be a victim again. She's changed her lifestyle, worked out to change her body, and and has moved to a different town. At the scene of an apparent suicide, she quickly calculates that it was murder. She informs authorities and over the next few days and weeks ...more
This is his best book yet. It's full of action, the mystery is excellent, and it's well written. But it's primarily a character-driven tale. There are no cardboard characters or stereotypes here. The protagonist, Rachel Marin, is unique. I've never come across a heroine quite like her before.
I especially liked the interaction ...more
But when the kind former mayor of the Marin’s new hometown winds up dead, Rachel can’t help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in—especially since she’s always one step ahead.
Every step ...more
I found this story to be entertaining and a good mystery - if a bit unbelievable at times. Hard to imagine that given the background of the main character - a single mom with an extremely traumatic experience - would take some of the risks that Rachel Marin does. And also a little hard to look past the allowances made by the police department.
That said - I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the story and the mystery and the twists. I like the characters - they are flawed, ...more
This was the only book in this month’s picks that sounded even a bit interesting to me. I’m not going to write paragraphs upon paragraphs about what I liked or disliked or give anything away.
I liked the book for the premise of a police thriller. The story has a few timelines that are well explained.
It is rather far-fetched in some ways (the next to last chapters being the most obvious)
Mom puts herself and kids in great danger many times.
The author seems ...more
This is my first time reading Jason Pinters work and by golly gee I'm going to try to read a whole lot more by him. I really enjoy books that keep you on edge, books that I'll purchase on a whim one afternoon and won't put down until 3am or later the next morning. If I hadn't had to work yesterday and today I would have found the most comfortable spot to curl up with as many snacks and drinks as required to finish it in one sitting. This was a delightful read from start to finish, ...more