I hope you had a great weekend. Personally, I did less than I had planned, especially Sunday. I went to my grandpa’s vineyard to help out collect the grapes, and I fell asleep once I got home in the afternoon. Oh well, today I have a lot of posts for you guys.
The first review of the day is of Elizabeth Ducie‘s book “Corruption!“, the third book in her Suzanne Jones series. This Thriller and Suspense novel was release this past 4th September.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Elizabeth for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
Out of fear. Out of greed. Out of evil. Corruption springs from many roots.
Teenagers fall prey to a deadly new drug craze sweeping across Russia. Pharmaceuticals destined for Africa turn up on the backstreets of Moscow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Regulator Suzanne Jones and her sister, Charlie, fight to stop the pushers before more kids die.
But will their discoveries mean a friend goes to prison? And are they putting their loved ones in danger?
With old adversaries and surprising new allies, the Jones sisters face their toughest challenge to date. The heart-stopping final episode in the Suzanne Jones series of thrillers set in the sometimes murky world of international pharmaceuticals
When Elizabeth Ducie had been working in the international pharmaceutical industry for nearly thirty years, she decided she’d like to take a break from technical writing—text books, articles and training modules—and write about some of her travel experiences instead. She took some courses in Creative Writing and discovered to her surprise that she was happier, and more successful, writing fiction than memoirs or life-writing. In 2012, she gave up the day job, and started writing full-time. She has published three novels, three collections of short stories and a series of manuals on business skills for writers.
This is the first book I’m reading of Elizabeth Ducie and it’s the third and final book in the Suzanne Jones Series. I didn’t if I would feel like I was missing something by not reading the first books in the series, but all the details and the connections between the characters, specially does that I assume were shown case in the two other novels, made me comfortable with reading this book without going through the previous ones.
Elizabeth did this wonderful job with the storytelling. Not every author can tell a story from multiple points of view and still maintain the connection and attention of the reader. But, the way the author told the story allowed the development of not only the characters but the plot as well. Also, the back and forth in the timeline provided that background that made me understand the characters and that feeling of security that could be lost to me because I didn’t read the books before. Besides, that change in timelines allowed us, the readers, to understand more all that was going on, no matter if we knew the main characters or not.
This book was full of surprises from beginning to end. Full of twists and turns that really made this book a suspense and thriller book and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. All the unexpected moments made the book so good, and gave it a tone and pace that took the plot to another level of amazing-ness.
And that fast pace and all the surprises leave us wondering about all the characters and questioning everything. That combined with how the relationship (love and friendship) between the characters were described, they gave a sense of reality to the book that I quite liked.
Do I recommend this book? I actually recommend that if you want to read this book, start with the series. If the other two novels are as good as this one then you will be happy to read all the three books.
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