I’m back from vacation, and guess what happened while I was gone: the second book in Jamie Lee Scott’s Kate Darby series- Bang Switch released!! Check out this cover:
It looks like this one picks up where Angry Betty left off per the blurb:
After nearly being raped and killed, Corporal Kate Darby isn’t quite ready to go back to work…
Kate Darby misses patrolling the streets of Peculiar, Texas, but she has unfinished business. And she can’t have the cops knowing what she’s doing.
Something stinks in Peculiar, and it’s not just the dead cop Sergeant Zane Gwilly found shortly before midnight.
I’m super excited about this, and can’t wait to dive in! If you enjoyed Angry Betty go grab this up!
If you enjoy great crime fiction, I think you’ll really enjoy this series! Here’s the link to my review of Angry Betty in case you missed it!
Angry Betty (Kate Darby, Book 1)
Author: G.D. Abson
Genre: Crime Fiction/Thriller/Noir
Publisher: Mirror Books
A woman is found dead outside of St. Petersburg. After investigating, Captain Natalya Ivanova links her to an anti-Putin activist group. A government group that has been looking in to this group steps in and shuts down her investigation before it gets anywhere. After another activist disappears, Natalya is forced to go undercover in an attempt to discover what is really going on and find the murderer. This decision could put not only her career, but her family and personal life at risk.
I was hoping for something a bit different than my “normal” thriller when I received this copy of Black Wolf, and boy did I get it with this wonderfully written crime fiction noir. This novel grabbed me and pulled me in to the story from the very beginning, and I did not want to put it down. The writing is beautifully atmospheric, and although I’ve never been to Russia, I could picture everything vividly. The story is very much character driven, so thankfully the author does a wonderful job of writing complex and multifaceted characters. I enjoyed getting to know each of them and their stories, especially Natalya, who presented a wonderful strong female lead. This was exactly the gritty crime drama that I was looking for, and I enjoyed it immensely! This is the first of Abson’s books that I have read, but it is the second in this series. The first is Motherland, and you can bet that I will be picking that one up!
This title releases on May 16.
Many thanks to Mirror Books for the ARC!
Author: Jamie Lee Scott
Series: Kate Darby
Kate Darby grew up in foster care, as her mother was a drug addict and alcoholic. Although she grew up not trusting the police, she is now an officer in the small town of Peculiar, TX doing her best to keep her town safe. As she’s heading in to the end of what has, up until this point, been an uneventful shift, Kate attempts to stop a care for a minor traffic violation. Instead of stopping, the Mercedes takes off on her, leads her on a chase, flips, and the driver runs for it. If that weren’t bad enough, there’s a dead body in the trunk. Now Kate has to go to the reading of the will of a grandfather that she never knew existed before working this case with her rookie partner and her ex-husband (who’s also her Sergeant). No big deal, right?
This is the first in a new series from Jamie Lee Scott, author of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery and Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery series’. I always enjoy Jamie’s books, but this one was very different from her other works in a wonderful way. It was much darker and grittier, but definitely still has her voice. The characters are all incredibly well developed and fleshed out, including all of the secondary characters. They all had a great foundational story built in this first book, and the ending just left me wanting more! I can’t wait for the second book in the series, Bang Switch, which is coming this month!