When the Governor of California’s daughter is kidnapped, the LAPD’s Maddie Divine is set the task of finding her. But Maddie has problems of her own, as her husband seems to be cracking up and she’s not even sure she can trust her partner any more. Will Maddie be able to overcome all these obstacles, and can she save Tiffany Truesdale in time?
A Deadly Blessing is in many ways a very old-fashioned book. It’s an extremely fast-paced thriller, with characters who seem at times to be cut from fairly standard cloth. I kept hoping for a few surprises or some twists that I didn’t see coming, but this seems to be one of those novels that rattles along based purely on the fury of its own adrenaline. Unfortuantely, this can make it hard at times to care for the characters or their fates.
The book is definitely a page-turner, in the sense that so much happens so fast that the reader is compelled to keep going. By the end, and despite the attempt at a twist, I felt a little cold and my sympathies for the characters remained muted. But if you like fast-paced procedural thrillers, this is the book for you!
Star rating for A Deadly Blessing (LAPD Detective Maddie Divine): 3 stars.
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