Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review: The Unforgiveable Fix (A Justice Novel #3) by T.E. Woods

The Unforgivable Fix: A Justice Novel
By T.E. Woods
Publisher: Alibi
Published: Oct. 14, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

The killer won’t come for you, you fool. He’ll come for me.
Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is, until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help.
For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover—and confidante, confessor, and counselor—of one of the world’s most powerful and deadly men. But a sudden, rash move 
has put Allie in the crosshairs of a ruthless Russian crime lord. Mort knows of only one place where Allie will be safe: with The Fixer.
As a hired desperado, The Fixer has killed twenty-three people—and Mort was complicit in her escape from the law. She has built an impregnable house, stocked it with state-of-the-art gear, armed it to the teeth, and locked herself away from the world. But even The Fixer may not be able to get justice for Allie when real evil comes knocking.

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My Thoughts:

For 4 years Mort Grant’s daughter has been incommunicado with her family and friends. No one knows where she is or what she is doing. Then one day she shows up on her father’s doorstep begging for his help.

Allie has found herself on the run from one of the world deadliest drug leaders, the Russian crime lord, Tokarev.  There’s only one safe place Mort can hide her away from the authorities – with The Fixer. But can even The Fixer get justice for Allie?

This exciting novel captures the reader from the first page. The book assumes that you know who the main characters are so it’s best if you have read the previous two books first.

The Unforgiveable Fix continues to expand on the main characters of Mort and Lydia and introduces us to Mort’s daughter Allie. Lydia reopens her psychologist practice and Mort sells and moves from his long-time home that he shared with his now-deceased wife and grown children.

The pain that Lydia feels because of her past growing up years and the harm she has done others is very palpable and in some ways ironic as that is what she does for a living – help people to deal with those kinds of feelings about themselves, yet she cannot help herself to deal with those feelings about herself.

There are some excellent twists and turns in this novel that will keep you guessing right to the end. Expect to want to stay up to finish the book. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers via NetGalley for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts were my own.

About the Author:

Teri Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her First Place, Fiction at the 2008 University of Wisconsin Writer’s Institute.

Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting.
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