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4 out of 4 stars
Review by Momlovesbooks
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Darcy Farthing, the protagonist, is having personal issues and takes a little time away in Florida to clear her head. While there, she is asked to take on a local case. Before she can commit, an out-of-town friend calls with dire news. His adopted daughter, Pamela, was having trouble adjusting to her new family. She began disappearing for stretches of time. She hasn't been heard from in weeks. Thinking she may have returned to her former life in Las Vegas, her new father goes to look for her. Don is unable to locate her on his own so he enlists the help of Darcy and their close group of friends.
The story then delves into the suffering and danger that awaits young girls on the street. Pamela is drawn into the dark world of prostitution and human trafficking. Darcy and her friends risk their lives to track down Pamela and rescue girls involved in the sex trade business. During this mission, they work with local authorities and discover one of their own ex-husbands still has ties to the underbelly of Vegas.
The themes in this book are dark and show the seedy side of humankind. At times it is disturbing to read about forced prostitution and human trafficking. The knowledge and depth of the writing shows that the author took the time researching this dark subject matter. She writes with such passion that I felt intense sympathy for the young girls and their suffering.
The plot is complex and full of action. I was hooked from the beginning. The Las Vegas setting was well-depicted. I could feel the desperation and corruption running through the underbelly of the city.
Although I haven't read the other books in the series, I was able to connect with the characters and understand how they fit together. I would have liked to have the background knowledge of the previous books, but the author wove together the characters' lives and their places in the story very effectively.
The writing appears to be professionally edited. I didn't see any noticeable grammatical errors. Based on my above observations, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. Fans of adventure and suspense novels will enjoy these books. I would recommend this one to mature readers because of the subject matter. I look forward to reading the previous books in the series.
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