The DVD Killer
February 5, 2019
January 25, 2019
Brenda is a strong woman,a very good detective and wants to find this suspect before he repeats such a disgusting encounter with another young lady. The characters are wonderfully described, giving you a complete feel for their thinking and ideas. There is an eclectic mix of eroticism,romance, fear and loss through the exciting plot.
An enthralling look into a police investigation, that holds your interest and keeps you reading from start to finish!!
February 24, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
So, first, it seems that this book is connected to at least one previous story, and I guess you’ll get a lot more of backstory if you have read the other/s first.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story, although I found myself sometimes lost regarding the relationship between the different characters. What I liked it how Brenda Corrino’s trauma is not glossed over, and how she is trying to deal with it while trying to solve the murders.
And I liked how it shows that, no matter what you might think, the past has a way to always come back and bite at you.
An interesting, entertaining read.
July 6, 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I could not put this book down. I am writing this review after staying up all night reading this book because I could not put it down to go to bed. Human trafficking is an issue near to my heart as I work in a ministry that reaches out to ladies caught up in the sex industry. I applaud the author for realistically portraying how these girls end up in these situations and what happens in these situations. This may be a fictional work but it is the reality for millions of ladies worldwide every day. There’s no shying away from sex in this book but it is handled appropriately; the real thing is far worse than how it is portrayed here. They mystery story plot was excellently developed and executed. I like mysteries that let me follow along logically but still have some plot twists to them and this fulfilled that criteria. This is simply a five star phenomenal read for me!
The only minor criticism I could think to give this book is that I wish the author had used Brenda’s PTSD more in the book…people with PTSD usually struggle at least at times through their lives and I think it could have been used more in the story. The personalities of the characters were developed and memorable and I enjoyed them but I do have to say I didn’t find myself in love with any particular character. I did picture the main character, Brenda the detective, and her boyfriend as similar to the relationship on the TV series Castle in their relationship which brought it more to life for me. It may be perhaps that I was so drawn into the plot I missed the little details that show their character instead of telling it that make us fall in love with characters.
I loved this book though and I’m glad I picked it up. I wasn’t aware it involved human trafficking when I did pick it up as a mystery book. I can’t applaud the author for putting this information into a well written mystery story that can reach people who may not necessarily care to know about the topic or think it is a non-issue because it doesn’t happen here. Even among resources that educate people about human trafficking the particular angle this story takes is a unique one in that most people aren’t aware that girls will recruit other girls into the ring in order to get money and have a higher status than the girls they oversee. It is a page turning midnight oil reading book that you won’t be able to put down!
October 17, 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
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September 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
Endangered Species by Michael Altieri is a crime-thriller-mystery book. The book revolves around the effort of Brenda trying to save find her missing niece. The plot of this book is something new and exciting, The book pace is fast but there is nothing that I would consider as incomplete; the author provides enough suspense and anticipation while the main characters unfolding the human trafficking ring.
Its been quite sometimes now since the last time I read something in this genre that has a female as the main character and I must say that Brendas character is as brave and good as any other characters.
As for the characterization, Brendas character is strong since the very beginning of the book. I like how the author provides enough backstory of Brendas life that it does make sense why her unknown sister, Faith suddenly would call and ask for her help. The other character that I really like is Dr. Darren. I feel like he is very close and understands Brenda really well. I like how the author writes Darrens character and in the same time, Brendas character didnt overshadow his.
There is only one thing that I think could be reflected better is the relationship between Brenda and Faith. They were estranged for years when suddenly Faith called for help and when Brenda went to Arizona, they suddenly become close sisters. It would be more believable if Brenda distance herself for a moment while knowing her sister better before becoming close to her.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is up for a gritty mystery book. It involves human trafficking ring and their dark truth.
October 10, 2017
I think the key points of this fictional book is Brenda’s character and her relentless search for her niece. Along the way there are sexual overtones and visions of splendor. The realization of human trafficking is most pronounced. The macabre and dangerous world of human trafficking and the possibilities of selling girls as sex slaves
After a full evaluation and consideration of this book I came to the conclusion that the full story relates mostly to the characters inner feelings of sexual fantasies. I feel this should be a book for adults who have an open mind and agenda that is not inhibited. Take time to read between the lines.
July 8, 2017
June 10, 2018
Endangered Species is a thriller about the world of human trafficking. Connecticut private investigator Brenda Corrino receives a call for help from her half sister Faith Brenna asking for her help because Faiths 16 year old daughter Madison has disappeared. Initially Brenda is shocked because she didn’t know she had a sister. She quickly agrees to help and travels to Arizona to meet Faith and help with the investigation.
Brenda quickly realizes everything isn’t what it seems with the Brenna family and their group of friends. As time ticks by she gains the confidence of her sister and learns about her hidden secrets. While coordinating with the local sheriff, sharing information with him and combining their talents eventually the horrifying truth of the evil hiding in the small Arizona comes to light.
I really enjoyed this book. The story sucks you in and moves along swiftly. I found myself turning pages quickly to find out what would happen next.
The character development was good. I immediately liked Brenda who is a strong female lead. I suffered and worried for Madison and wanted to see her rescued. The villains were beyond contempt.
The book is an easy read. It took me about six hours to complete the book. The story is well developed and moves along well. I lost track of time at points because I got wrapped up in the story.
I recommend reading this book. It’s a good thriller that sheds light on the growing problem of human trafficking.
October 16, 2017
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June 2, 2018
A great, gritty mystery, that touch the very sensitive subject of human trafficking and does it right.
The dual POVs work well and help the reader to get under the skin of the characters. I particularly liked Brenda Corrino: smart and strong, and very, very human.
I found the book truly interesting, and a compelling read. I certainly will keep an eye on others books by this author.
February 8, 2019