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2014.39 REVIEW – Father of Fear by Ethan Cross

Father of Fear
by Ethan Cross

Copyright: 2014
Pages: 339
Rating: 4/5
Read: Aug. 14 – 18, 2014
Challenge: No challenge
Yearly count: 39
Format: Print
Source: The Story Plant for blog tour
Series: Shepherd #3

Father of FearBlurb: A father returns home to find that his family has been kidnapped and the only way to save their lives is for him to kill another innocent person…

So begins a journey that will force Special Agent Marcus Williams of the Shepherd Organization to question all that he believes, unearth his family’s dark legacy, and sacrifice everything to save those he loves. In order to stop the serial murderer whom the media has dubbed the Coercion Killer, Williams must enlist the help of one of the world’s most infamous and wanted men…the serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr.

Rippling with intensity, charged with tension, and brimming with a relentless spirit of humanity, FATHER OF FEAR is the latest evidence that Ethan Cross is one of the finest suspense novelists on the planet

Review: I received a copy of this book for free via the publisher in conjunction with a blog tour, all opinions expressed below are my own.

I was introduced to Ethan Cross back in 2012 when I was given the opportunity to review The Prophet here on the blog. So I was excited when I was contacted again to be able to read the latest installment in the Shepherd Organization series, Father of Fear. I jumped on the opportunity immediately and was ready to meet Marcus and the Ackerman’s all over again.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was gruesome. It was addicting. It was a roller coaster of emotions. I really, really liked it. But I was lost at times with the characters. I don’t know if it’s because I still haven’t read the first book and it’s been nearly 2 full years since I read the second book or what the deal was. But I had trouble remembering who was who and what was what.

Luckily that didn’t have much affect on my overall feelings of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline of the Coercion Killer … although this book was about so much more. There were some twists and turns along the way that I didn’t see coming. And the ending left me wanting more! And the door is definitely open for another installment!

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book. And while I want to recommend this book to everyone, I have to do so with the recommendation of reading the other books first. But most definitely a great read!!

Mailbox Monday, Meme

Mailbox Monday, September 1, 2014

Two review books this week.

ExposedOn June 9, 2008, the butchered body of Travis Alexander was found in his Arizona home with twenty-nine knife wounds, his throat slit, and a gunshot to the head. The prime suspect was Alexander’s ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias, who claimed she killed Travis in self-defense. Soon, graphic stories about the Mormon couple’s relationship and their lurid sexual encounters emerged, launching a trial filled with sex and deception and raising substantial questions about Arias’s deceit-filled world.

Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell unearths Jodi’s history to illustrate the disturbing pattern of a murderer in the making. With insider accounts from those closest to Travis and Jodi, she separates fact from fiction, reporting on the bizarre and explicit stories that emerged during the riveting trial.

The Founders' PlotThe Founders’ Plot
takes you into the sordid and dangerous world of illegal immigration, the shady corridors and back rooms where devious politicians ply their trade, and sheds light on suspicious Supreme Court decisions. It turns hot-button contemporary issues into a compelling narrative that puts a human face on what are, for most, only distant abstractions.

The newly-elected California governor pushes through a stringent immigration law that’s declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. But the decorated Vietnam vet ignores the ruling and continues implementing the law, igniting a clash between federal, state, and judicial power that threatens to jar the country’s political and justice systems.