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Posted September 3, 2013
The Beckett family is indeed an interesting and ideal family.
The personalities of the group are strong, yet, very individual. The "Elders"
(Mom aka Martha] & Dad aka Fred) Beckett, raised their children to be
independent and strong. Tyler is a FBI agent. Christine is an Attorney at Law.
Matthew is a business man and computer "geek". Jessica is a High School
teacher. All have strong patriotic, family unity and integrity principles which
they value above life itself. Failure was never an option.
'Disappear' centers mostly on Tyler and his underground agent work
debauched and vacillated. There are strong villain personalities and a
strong victim personality. The foundation for the rest of the series is, also,
set in this first novel. Mary does a great job in setting up the foundation and
the character traits to accompany the reader through each of the series.
If you like romance/mystery you will most likely enjoy this. It is better than a
lot of the CSI series I have watched.
The plot unfolds and has a lot of action. The storyline is very good. The
delivery of it is a little shaky in places. There are a couple of discrepancies in
the writing. It is still an enjoyable book if you don't mind the profanity and the
sexual situations and a couple of explicit scenes.
Topics included in this novel are: espionage, deceit, violence, trust/mistrust,
team-work, love, and family unity, & honor.
I did really like the overall book but hated the language an sex scenes. The
author generously sent me the series in exchange for an honest review, of
which I have given.
However, because of a couple of discrepancies and of couple of places she
seemed to be trying to stretch the story out. Because of this I give it a weak
four stars rating.
Posted May 30, 2012
4 frogs - you have to read this book!
Disappear starts with Keira witnessing a brutal murder of a cop outside of her office one night and running for her life. A murder made by a hitman of a crime boss no one has ever seen before. Tyler is an undercover FBI agent who has spent the last 2 years undercover trying to infiltrate the crime bosses team not understanding why he can't make any head way into the organization. That is until one night he meets the reason why. No longer undercover and not wanting to give up the case Tyler is assigned to protect Keira. As they run for their lives sparks fly between them.
I did enjoy this book..it has a good plot, good characters and the story kept moving along at a good pace. I liked the characters of Keira and Tyler and felt myself rooting for them. They had great chemistry.
There are a lot of great secondary characters as well including Gabe and Jessica which will be in book 2 which out in July which I will be reading! I liked Tylers family and am eager to see more of it. :)
Froggy @ Froggarita's Bookcase
Posted May 7, 2012
This book was full of twists and turns and the suspense was everywhere. When I think back over the events in this book, it is overwhelming with how much action the author really jammed into it. As someone who writes romantic suspense, I am really impressed with this author's ability to create so many different scenes and different sequences and still keep it all totally believable and completely engaging all the way through. There was only a single moment where I stepped back from my reading and said, "Oh come on..." in disbelief, but it was just one little bitty time through a lot of action and events.
This book is about Keira and Tyler. Tyler is an undercover FBI agent who's been working undercover for two years. He doesn't understand why he's not getting anywhere in his investigation until a single night turns everything around and he discovers that the last 2 years work has been in vain. He's not willing to let this investigation go though, so he works it so that he's protecting Keira, the primary witness against a hit man within the organization.
Keira saw the main hit man, that no one has ever seen, for this major crime boss kill a cop in NYC. The problem...he knows she saw him and now is after her so that she can't testify against him. Love Keira...she's an accountant/office type, but this girl is tough! OMG, I love this character. She's smart and quick-acting in a high stress situation (and she finds herself in tons of those.) She and Tyler work so well together!
This book has it all. There's murder, intrigue, a department mole, human trafficking, some smexy romance, lots of trips to Starbucks (yes, I like that as a reader),and some definite hot detectives. The reading of this book was totally addicting and now I am dying to Gabe and Jessica's story. I can promise you that you will see reviews of all the Beckett series on here, because I already love this family! Book #2, Innocent, is supposed to be out in July! ;o)
Posted March 6, 2012
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