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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It seems that lately the mystery books I have read are boring, slow, and completely lacking in interest. So I will admit to not being too excited when I picked up this book and began reading. Don’t get me wrong–I try to always go into reading with an open mind, but it is difficult when the books do not capture my attention.
I am incredibly ecstatic to report that this is the best mystery book I have read thus far this year. This book is well-written, has engaging characters, and deals with current topics. I have never read anything by this author, but after devouring this book, I am going to make it a point to look out for her books in the future.
Since this is a cozy mystery, there was truly nothing inappropriate. There were a few minimal instances of profanity (that I almost missed and did not find offensive), and there was no graphic violence. On the other hand, there was jaw-dropping suspense and action that kept me on the edge of my seat (especially towards the end of the book).
I also want to thank the author for dealing with the real issue of sex trafficking in the U.S. as so many people still do not recognize that this is a problem in this country. Additionally, there is another issue that crops up in the book that could have been ripped out of the headlines, but I don’t want to ruin the story for you by divulging this element. I will say it was extremely clever and disturbing–brilliant writing and my hat is off to this author!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.