Friday, July 29, 2016

Dead End

GIVEAWAY

PHILLIPS, LISA
DEAD END

Cold case investigation

Nina Holmes won't rest until she finds her mother's killer -- and prove that her father was wrongly convicted. And now that she's left the CIA she finally has time to pursue the case that shattered her childhood. But someone realizes that Nina's digging into the past and soon it's her own life that's in jeopardy. Deputy US Marshall Wyatt Ames is just as determined to keep Nina safe as he is to keep investigating. But as he helps her with the case, they discover that the killer may be even more dangerous than anyone expected. And to capture him, Wyatt and Nina must be willing to do whatever it takes -- even use themselves as bait.

My Review:

You can take the girl out of the CIA but you can't take the CIA out of the girl! Nina has the necessary talents to conduct her own investigation on her mother's murder. And that makes someone uneasy...and more than a little bloodthirsty. This book has it all -- a complex plot, fast-paced action and the thrill of a mystery that turns out to be so much more than it first appears.

Oh, and the romance? Well, Nina might be smitten if she can look past Wyatt's propensity to be a "stubborn, immovable rock." (p 91) And Wyatt's definitely attracted to this ex-spy. How could he not be when "Nina had that sweet PTA-mom look about her while still knowing how to kill a man twice her size with her thumb. It was kind of irresistible." (p 119) And yes, there's evidence of that droll humour throughout the story. A stellar romantic suspense that will keep you glued to the page until you reach the end.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Dead End please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 31 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. Fast paced action and mystery sound like a winning combination.
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    1. They really are. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. I like to watch tv shows about government agencies. This book would hit the spot!
    Dianna

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    1. Yes -- you'd love her other books too. Good luck, Dianna.

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  6. I love those droll comments in a story, the ones that make you smile in spite of the suspenseful plot! I also like the fact the ex-CIA agent is female, don't read too many women in that role :-)

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    1. For some reason comment posted twice, so I deleted the extra one!

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    2. Blogger's funny like that sometime -- double posting when you're not looking. LOL Good luck, Trixi.

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  7. Competent kick butt women and a stubborn man...where have I heard this before?😉 I love romantic suspense. Thanks Kav!
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    1. I know -- such a scrumptious combination. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. Can't wait to read this book.
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  9. Just love reading Love Inspired books! Always a great read! Thanks for a chance to win! ��
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    1. You're welcome, Wenona Good luck.

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  10. New author to me, and it sounds like a great read. Adding to my TBR list.
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    1. That poor list -- getting longer by the minute. Good luck, Dianne.

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