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A very engaging read

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I liked this book.

Nikki Griffin, haunted by her past, currently works as a book store-owning PI. When she’s approached by a tech CEO to trail a woman who may be selling company secrets, she uncovers something much darker.

Let me get something out of the way. Knowing book Twitter, there will be some complaints about Nikki. She’s written somewhat as a male fantasy—she’s knockout gorgeous, rides a motorcycle, knows her way around every and any weapon, can quote any and every literary work. And yes, there’s something to be said for the way Nikki sees women—most of us don’t stand in front of mirrors noticing how toned we are and she also comments about how beautiful EVERY woman is that she meets.

That being said, I liked her. She’s spends a little too much time not answering questions, and the device the author uses to shun technology to advance the plot is a little frustrating given her age, but she’s compelling enough for me to read through her journey. I love that she’s flawed and empathetic and cares deeply about women in trouble.

The plot is also engaging. There’s plenty of suspense, mystery, and danger. I also appreciate, that while there is a vein of revenge fantasy in this book, and there certainly is blood, it’s not too gory.

This is definitely on the recommend list.