Thursday, 14 April 2016

Review of Holding The Line by Kierney Scott

The bit on the back…

It’s been four years since Armando Torres disappeared. He was DEA agent Beth Thomson’s best undercover recruit – and the best lover she ever had.

In the time since he left, she has forced herself to move on. So when news reaches her that Torres is dead, she isn’t expecting the wave of emotions that overwhelm her. It’s a gang hit, and there isn’t much of a body left to identify. But when she visits the morgue, her horror soon turns to disbelief at what she finds.

With notorious gang leader ‘El Escorpion’ still evading capture, her mother’s health deteriorating, and her daughter starting school – can Beth recreate the passion from her past, even when her whole world is changing?

Firstly, thank you to Carina for approving me for this title via NetGalley.

This is the second book in Kierney’s Firing Line trilogy and features main characters Beth Thomson and Armando Torres.

The book is set 4 years after the end of the first book at a pivotal turning point in Beth’s life. There is a lot that changes for Beth in this book and in the interest of not revealing too much it’s another rollercoaster of a book.

One of the things I enjoyed about Blurring The Line was the characterisation and I was pleased to see that it hadn’t changed fundamentally between the two books but the outlook of the characters had changed naturally with the four years in between. Beth’s daughter changes her persona and I love the way she looks out for her and how in love with her she is. It’s a contrast to the adrenaline filled and combustible situations Beth found herself in in the first book.

In this second book there is a lot of catching up, righting wrongs and to that end it didn’t feel like that much actually happened save for a few key issues being resolved, but it felt necessary to patch over the cracks the last four years have left in the character’s lives.

In a twist that I didn’t see coming Beth’s story is once again filled with danger, angst and adrenalin which looks as if it’s going to make for an interesting final installment.

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