Thursday, January 16, 2020

DEAD END by Susan Sleeman, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

When I’m in the mood for romantic suspense, one of my favorite go-to authors is Susan Sleeman. I can always count on a riveting, action-packed read when I pick up one of her books. She knows how to create a story that keeps me guessing to the end, and her characters are always well-crafted, realistic, and engaging. Dead End is another great book in the Truth Seekers series, and I loved reading about Sierra and Reed’s story.

Sleeman always astounds me with her knowledge about criminal investigation. Her research is thorough and detailed, and her characters all have different jobs in this field, so I’m learning so much while reading her stories. With lots of suspense and intrigue, a bit of romance, and a dash of inspiration and faith, this book should appeal to those who enjoy a great suspense novel. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read alone. There are characters from previous books who make appearances in this one, and it was fun to catch up on their activities. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
Evaluating trace evidence is her job…

When Sierra Byrd’s father needs a kidney transplant, despite her parents’ protest claiming they could never ask for her help, Sierra insists on being tested for the transplant. But when results prove it is physically impossible for her father to be her biological father, her family finally confesses their long-held secret. She was conceived in an affair her mother had the summer before her parents’ wedding. The man she’d come to know as father is named on her birth certificate, but he truly isn’t her father.

But the job just turned personal.Shocked and hurt, Sierra goes in search of her biological father in the small coastal town where he owns a property management business. But when she arrives in town to find her father has recently disappeared, and she starts asking questions, FBI Agent Reed Rice delivers her second shock in as many days. Her father is wanted for embezzling money from the properties he manages. Despite the evidence staring her in the face, Sierra holds out hope that her father isn’t the criminal that Reed believes him to be. But as Sierra’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and she runs into dead end after dead end, she ignites a killer’s fury, and suddenly her own life is on the line.

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  1. I feel the same way, Winnie. These stories depend so much on what comes across as factual insight into procedures of law and government. It's a big hill to climb and Susan is outstanding at it!

  2. Sounds pretty intriguing and like a Great page turner! I love the cover. I will be adding this book to my TBR list. Thank you so much for sharing about it. Have a Great rest of the week. God Bless you.


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