How far would you go to protect your kids?
On her drive to work, Heather Moss gets a phone call which will turn her life upside-down. If she doesn’t do what the caller wants, they will kill her two little girls.
An inmate dies in the county jail. He was a witness who could have brought down notorious criminal Mario Palumbo.
Special Agent Tom Lange is trying to get his life back together after losing his brother Nick. And he thinks Palumbo was responsible for Nick’s death.
Tom desperately wants the evidence to point to Palumbo, but it doesn’t all add up.
Can Tom protect Heather and bring down crime boss Palumbo? He faces a choice between the truth and getting the result he wants.
Set in Florida, this atmospheric thriller will keep you turning the pages till the tension-packed conclusion.
I actually didn’t realise that this was the second book in a series. Not that it mattered as I found it really easy to read as a standalone.
Right from the off I knew this was going to be a tense and adrenaline fueled read and I wasn’t wrong! It pretty much plays out like an action film, well it did in my head anyway.
Heather is put in an impossible position of which I don’t think any of us know what we would do if we were to be in the same situation. Due to her actions, Special Agent Tom Lange enters her life in the hope of trying to protect her and the girls as well as getting behind who the caller is.
There is so much going on in this book. Don’t worry though as it’s easy to keep up with and with all the action as well as Tom’s background and the case, you certainly can’t complain about there not being enough within these pages to keep you hooked.
There is some great characterisation going on that has you caring about certain characters, so much so that you really get invested in their story.
Truth or Dead is an action packed read with plenty to thrill the reader. It’s a highly entertaining read that would be great as a crime series on television or even a movie. Ideal for readers who like a gripping and fast paced read.
My thanks to Jill Burkinshaw and Joffe Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
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T.J. BREARTON is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the novels Gone and Dead Gone, both of which have ranked among Amazon Kindle’s top 100. His Titan trilogy has been an international best-seller. With Ted Magee, Brearton wrote Bare Knuckle, a martial arts film, and wrote and directed Breathe, about amateur MMA fighter Lane Buzzell on an undefeated streak.
He has written more than a dozen novels, mostly crime thrillers, including one paranormal mystery, and published short fiction in numerous literary journals. He lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York with his wife and three children where he writes full time, takes out the trash, and competes with his kids for his wife’s attention.