Hailey Langley refuses to be a victim and has moved on from her traumatic past. But her marriage problems worsen when a deadly illicit drug threatens to draw her into the life she left behind.
Mark Langley has allowed his job to interfere with his marriage, but he never suspected the secrets in Hailey's past might hold the key to solving both of his current investigations.
Together, they must unravel the mystery of the drug called Euphoria and find a way to save not only their marriage, but countless lives, before it's too late.
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Finding Euphoria is a chilling work of thriller fiction in the drugs and medical drama genre, penned by author C. Becker. Written for adults due to its dark themes and occasional graphic content, the story follows married couple Mark and Hailey Langley. Hailey has plenty of trauma in her past, but in her new marriage, she hopes for better. Meanwhile, Mark works for the Drug Trafficking Agency and lets work rule his life. So when the deadly new drug Euphoria comes on the scene and threatens to blow a hole in all of their lives, leaving their marriage hanging in the balance, the pair must get their priorities straight and work together to save everything they’ve built. The sweeping multi-perspective narration style of this novel is well worth getting into and sticking with, as all the pieces come together to deliver a really well-rounded crime, thriller and mystery tale by its startling conclusion. Author C. Becker does a great job in character development, giving huge empathy to Hailey in her terrifying past and for the deeply frustrated Mark as he struggles with his work/life balance. Equal parts tense thriller and moving relationship drama, the atmospheric shifts in the plot are well paced and well described, giving readers some clean scene breaks that felt like a truly cinematic reading experience. Overall, I would highly recommend Finding Euphoria to fans of many different genres including gritty crime, cozy mystery and women’s fiction. There is something for everyone within these very well-written pages.
This fast-moving story of Haley Langley caught my attention from page one and held it until the last page of the epilogue. A debut book by a new author, the novel’s story unfolds brilliantly. Becker begins by describing a kidnapping incident, and then fast forwards several years, introducing various groups of people. Through faint hints, the reader begins to sort out how each character is related to the opening scene. Drugs are involved. People are dying. Each new scene cleverly offers clues as to who has developed and marketed the new Euphoria drug that kills. Becker’s character development and pacing is excellent. Her storyline is believable and her dialogue flows in and out of her prose fluently. I fell in love with Hailey and Mark, and found myself reading chapter after chapter, attempting to identify who exactly the protagonist was—which I loved. While most stories slow somewhat in the middle, this one didn’t. The story unravels creatively as Becker crelays thought-provoking incidents that disclose what each person has to do with the deadly drug. Without revealing too much, I’ll say this: Pay attention. Look closely at each character. Everything adds up. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more from Becker. I’d love a sequel with Haley and Mark working together on a case. My compliments to the author.