Monday, December 2, 2013

Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell

Title:  Lethal Journey
Author:  Kim Cresswell
Published:   December 1st 2013 by KC Publishing
Page Count:  153
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Shelf:  Review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York's most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York's Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil, appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino's wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.

But Lauren soon discovers, things aren't always as they seem when she's tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target...and anyone she's ever loved.

My Review:

Cresswell`s latest story is intensely suspenseful and extremely emotional. She draws on real life events, even if they aren`t those most of us encounter everyday, to create an unforgettable tale. Cresswell uses medical and legal jargon to enhance her story. You are immersed in the world of the DA & of the crime syndicate of New York.

The characters in this novel are all quite well developed. I appreciate how you can really see them fighting against their pasts to be the people that they want to be, rather than the one that that society expects. The real life, down to earth dialogue enhances each of the characters. Cresswell also uses the appropriate dialect and slang for each of her characters, making each more realistic and unique.

Overall, this was a brilliant romantic suspense that will really keep you guessing. I was definitely thrown for a loop at the end. It`s a great, quick read for everyone.

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