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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

As the title would suggest, there is extreme loyalty amongst the

As the title would suggest, there is extreme loyalty amongst the members of the Ludlow family. Loyalty to themselves, each other, and most importantly to their father, Carl. But this loyalty goes far beyond the ties of family. Besides being their father, Carl is also th...
As the title would suggest, there is extreme loyalty amongst the members of the Ludlow family. Loyalty to themselves, each other, and most importantly to their father, Carl. But this loyalty goes far beyond the ties of family. Besides being their father, Carl is also their boss. He heads a high-powered law firm where each of his children work. His three sons all partners at the firm, follow a strict diet, religious exercise routine, and do everything in their power to keep their father happy. Fina, the sole surviving daughter of the family, could not be more different. She never did the law school thing, opting instead to apprentice with the firm's private investigator. Now, as the lead investigator for the firm, she brings her irreverent spontaneity to everything she does. To be clear, she still has a strong loyalty to her family, but she definitely has her own unique way of showing it.
The family is rocked when Melanie, the wife of brother Rand Ludlow goes missing. This isn't the first time this has happened. In fact, there has always been tension between Rand, Melanie, and their teenage daughter Haley, but this time things are different. Following an argument with her husband at their daughter's school the day before, she is literally nowhere to be found. Even worse for the family, all evidence points to Rand as being responsible for her disappearance. Rand is no stranger to minor run ins with the law, but he insists that he had nothing to do with this. With the police, who naturally have a frayed relationship with the family of lawyers to begin with, begin investigating Rand, Carl tasks Fina with getting to the bottom of things.
In Fina, author Ingrid Thoft has imagined a fireball of a character who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty to find the truth. As she investigates, she is forced to battle her own emotions and decide whether to place her loyalty in her own sense of moral justice, or in the family that she has devoted her life to. Reminiscent of an early Kay Scarpetta or Stephanie Plum, Fina is the kind of strong, endearing female character that you can't help but root for. In addition to the suspenseful mystery, Thoft involves Fina in an unconventional love triangle that gives us glimpses into her sympathetic if not a little bit twisted psyche. The mystery of itself does become a bit predictable towards the end, but the fun is in witnessing this entertaining character discover the secrets. With Loyalty, her debut novel, Ingrid Thoft has quickly established her place in crime fiction through her strong characters, suspenseful pacing, and charming wit.

posted by ABookAWeekES on June 18, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I was expecting a little more from this book, it was good but, t

I was expecting a little more from this book, it was good but, took awhile to get through because there was just not one character that I liked much… at all.
Fina is a private investigator in her family’s law firm and she gets a tough case, her sister in law Melanie is ...
I was expecting a little more from this book, it was good but, took awhile to get through because there was just not one character that I liked much… at all.
Fina is a private investigator in her family’s law firm and she gets a tough case, her sister in law Melanie is missing and it’s up to Fina to put the pieces of this puzzle together and find out what happened.
The police are looking at Fina’s brother Rand, Melanie’s husband who is a partner in the firm that their father runs with an iron fist, and he, like all husbands is the obvious suspect.
Fina needs help trying to catch the bad guy so she enlists some from her cop friend with “benefits” and a friend/lover who worry about her, try to get her to eat food as opposed to junk, try to stop her getting in fights with the bad guys and visit her in the hospital when she doesn't listen to them.
Fina must figure out if someone has a grudge against the Ludlow’s or maybe just the husband Rand, does it have something to do with porn? Medical malpractice, money laundering?
Fina’s mother is a mommie dearest, her father is a nasty piece of work as is a couple of her brothers….definitely a dysfunctional family.
for a first book it is good, I will be waiting for the next...

posted by anniemichelle on June 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Amazing! It will be hard to wait for another book from this auth

    Amazing! It will be hard to wait for another book from this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Terrific debut!

    Terrific debut!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Good first read for this author

    This turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. She really knows how to spin a story. I look forward to reading the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2014

    Great debut of Private Investigator Fina Ludlow. First of all, I

    Great debut of Private Investigator Fina Ludlow. First of all, I loved the character: a tough nonsense PI who is willing to break the rules in order to find the truth of a missing family member. Although the black sheep of the family, she is often relied upon to investigate cases through her demanding father Carl Ludlow. The story is fast paced, had plenty of action and great character interaction. My only complaint is that the very first part of the first chapter reveals too much and it would been better if the author hadn't included it. Otherwise, if you want a strong female PI with enough action and character moments, this is a great book to read. Hard to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    I loved this book!  Great characters and story.  Couldn't put it

    I loved this book!  Great characters and story.  Couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Really great debut novel. Am looking forward to the next one!

    Really great debut novel. Am looking forward to the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    To any SunClan cats

    No! We arent taking any crap from them. Com3 on!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Hawkblood and co.

    Hawk: Waits for any insurgents who want to fight<p><p><p>Ice: Sits next to Hawkblood and scans the clearing with her clear green eyes.<p><p><p>Blue: Waits with them, her neck still hurting from last night.<p><p><p>Sky: Grooms his fur while sitting next to Bluestorm.<p><p><p>Snake: Bats a fireball between his paws.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 30, 2013

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    Posted January 31, 2014

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