Detective Jarrod Granger is a homicide detective with the Anchorage Police Department, investigating a slew of murders in the city. The killer is stabbing his victims 19 times each, and cutting out their tongues, and he has already struck three times. Detective Granger’s own past may get in the way of his present and future, but he and his partner, Detective Misty Lawrence, must trudge through their tumultuous work relationship to track down the killer who has been dubbed The Tongue Snatcher.
Stacey Alexander is a guarded, 26 year old, unnatural redhead who is unshakably loyal to her father Vincent. She works day in and day out to take care of Vincent since he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer and she would do anything to keep him safe, even when she meets a detective who is quickly falling for her. But Stacey and Vincent have a dark secret; one that bonds them together more than any “normal” family. And soon, Stacey will have to choose between protecting the father that she loves, or accepting the love of the detective who is zeroing in on a familiar target. ©
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for honest review. Jarrod is a player. The kind to screw ’em and leave ’em. Any of his “relationships” end in breakup not long after they start. He isn’t interested in a long term relationship or falling in love. However, that changes when he meets Stacey Alexander. But, there may be more to her than he bargained for. He is a police detective after all and he’s investing a serial killer. He can’t really afford to have a relationship with anyone after his last screw up. That almost cost him his job and it made him a laughing stock at the Anchorage Police Department.
I though this book was ok. I didn’t really love it or really hate it. It was a good story and it was well written, but I have a couple of peeves. One of my peeves is that the author is a “name dropper,” meaning that he describes the brand of everything the main character wears or owns. He also does this with several other characters. It’s pretty annoying because some of the stuff that he describes the name of, I have no clue what it is and I’m not impressed. I understand if he’s trying to paint a certain picture of his character, but there is a subtle way to do that without all of the branding. The other thing that I have a peeve about is that I wasn’t surprised by any of the story line. It was given away fairly early on and it was kind of cliche’ as well. But, that’s just me. I liked to be surprised. It may be surprising to others, but it wasn’t to me. I give this book 4 books.
I am a new, independent author currently living in Anchorage Alaska, as an active member of the United States Air Force. I have been in the Air Force for 9 years and have been writing since 1995, when I was in the 5th grade.
My whole life, I always wrote poetry and music, and it wasn’t until I started reading books in June 2012 that I had aspirations of becoming a novelist.
My Wife of the last 10 years, Roxanne, is also an aspiring author, writing her first novel,and it was by her influence that I began reading and falling in love with characters and books. I have her to thanks for all of my success, both as an Airman, and as an Author.
My 2 beautiful children, Janae (8), and Justin (6), both are very supportive of both my military career and my 2nd job as an author and I love them both so very much. And I look forward to taking my entire family along on this amazing journey that I know is waiting for us in the near future.
I want to give a special thanks to all of my family and fans that have shown so much support!! You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate all of the love and support more than I could ever explain!!