Book Review: Fixed in Fear by T.E. Woods

9781101886571Title: Fixed in Fear

Author: T.E. Woods

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Thriller

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The Fixer returns in the pulse-pounding Justice series—perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, and Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter thrillers—as worlds collide in an inferno of bloodshed, revenge, and holy terror.
I’ll probably never see my daughter again. And if I do, she’ll either be dead or in a jail cell.

Seattle Chief of Detectives Mort Grant cannot reconcile the memories of his vibrant, headstrong young daughter with the cold, deadly woman she has become. The head of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant seized power by wrenching it away from her lover, a notorious Russian gangster. How she maintains her control, Mort doesn’t even want to imagine.

Only two other people know the truth about Allie: the vigilante known as The Fixer, and Mort’s best friend, Larry, who’s undergoing a crisis of his own. Someone close to Larry, his last real connection to his beloved late wife, has been slain in a mass murder at a sweat lodge deep in the woods of Washington State. When word gets out, Mort immediately takes on the gruesome case.

But as Mort hunts down a pair of methodical killers, The Fixer does some deep digging of her own. And what she unearths will rock Mort’s family forever. Because The Fixer has set her sights on Allie Grant—and nothing will ever be the same again.

I haven’t read the previous books in this series, but I don’t think it was necessary either considering I could follow the plot just fine. Five dead bodies are found in a sweat lodge in the woods of Washington State. Mort, our protagonist detective, has been put in charge of the case. Meanwhile, he has to deal with his daughter becoming the leader of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, and threatens his family once more.

My favorite part about the book would be The Fixer. I don’t want to spoil things, but think female Dexter and you’re on the right track.

Larry was an interesting character too. He and Mort have been friends for years, and they have an interesting dynamic. My favorite character was Mort, though. He’s not your typical detective, and it was heartbreaking to see him struggle with what happened to his daughter.

This series definitely has a lot of kickass females, but it also has a fast-paced plot that kept me guessing.

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