Lucy Guardino has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst for the FBI. But after a violent predator targets her family and she's injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe.
What is she now that she's no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to forgotten victims. Lucy fears she's traded being a kick-ass law enforcement officer for being a civilian mother hen shepherding a team of amateurs.
Her fears appear justified when she's partnered with TK O'Connor, a former Marine MP struggling with her transition to life back home in the US, and sent to rural Texas to investigate a case that's more than cold, it s already been closed with the killers behind bars for the past twenty-nine-years.
But who really killed Lily Martin, her infant daughter, and husband, leaving her young son permanently impaired? Why was an entire family targeted for annihilation? What price will Lucy pay when she fights to expose a truth people will kill to keep buried?
It was really awesome to read this book! I only just binge read the Lucy Guardino FBI thriller series, and then to read this book, was really amazing! I enjoyed it so much, and yeah, Lucy and her world has changed, and this was the start of a new chapter for her!
Things are very different in this book, she's no longer an FBI agent, instead she works for a private firm dealing with cold cases. And since they are cold, they don't scream "solve me, solve me, solve me or something really bad is going to happen" because they haven't been solved, and nothing apparently bad has happened. But they still deserved to be solved!
Killing a young family, all but a young child, is pretty horrible. I mean, who can kill a baby? Of all the crimes against kids, babies are the highest of the high of awful crimes. They are defenceless and innocent. So it was really great to solve their case!
This book was really fantastic and enjoyable, and I loved it, and I can't wait to read more of this series, and I can't wait to see where it goes!
Author: C.J. Lyons
Series: Beacon Hills #1
Read: April 24th, 2016
Source: Novel Publicity Review Tour Copy
Reason Why: Sounded great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Edgy Books
Published: May 3rd 2016
Pediatric ER doctor turned New York Times bestselling thriller writer CJ Lyons has been a storyteller all her life—something that landed her in many time-outs as a kid. She writes her Thrillers with Heart for the same reason that she became a doctor: because she believes we all have the power to change our world.
In the ER she witnessed many acts of courage by her patients and their families, learning that heroes truly are born every day. When not writing, she can be found walking the beaches near her Lowcountry home, listening to the voices in her head and plotting new and devious ways to create mayhem for her characters.
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