Published by Inside Job Media on May 6th 2015
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
ALL LOCK GILKENNEY WANTS IS A FAMILY.
BUT HE’LL HAVE TO CROSS THE LINE TO GET ONE.
Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim—the kids’ mother—look bad in an upcoming divorce trial.
Natalie needs Lock’s expertise to help her win custody—and a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement. He realizes she doesn't have a prayer in court against her shrewd husband, and only Lock can help her now.
Lock knows all about addiction, and he’s aware of the powerful hold Natalie has on him. But he can’t get her out of his head. Lock is caught between his commitment to take the high road and his burning desire to have a family. In this story of love, lust, deceit and murder, what Lock chooses to do will grab your imagination and never let go.
Lock Gilkenney loves his job, he loves protecting children, he loves protecting families like the family he almost never had. When he meets Natalie she asks him to help her win custody from her seemingly cruel husband. Lock explores all professional options and comes to the conclusion he may cross some lines. What will Lock do for the promise of a family? Will he go too far?
In an Oyster Shell – This was an unexpected entertaining read that will leave you on edge when you are done. It’s a great thriller.
The Pearls – The hook of this book was genius. It starts three weeks ahead of when the story will start and the way it opens you have no idea what has happened. It seems like someone may have died, there was a terrible accident. You don’t know, but you will know that you want to move quickly with the book to find out what is going on. It was a great opening.
The characters in this book are rock solid. You get a feel for the characters right as their are introduced. The backstories are clear. The character development is unexpected at times. This author had a good grip on where is characters were coming from and where they were going.
The thriller genre is not one that I often partake in, I was glad I did with this one. The author peeled back layer after layer of the reality of the characters true intentions and it became a tangled web. It was horrifying. Not in a Friday The Thirteenth horror context but the horror of the worse people can do. It was a display of the depths deprave characters can go to get what they want. That is what made this book so interesting and scary at the same time.
The Sand – This was a great book. It’s not the happily ever afters I am most used to, so the ending was a little off for me. That comes down to personal taste and not anything wrong with the book.