Monday, January 27, 2014

THE FIXER (Mort Grant #1)

The Fixer (Mort Grant, #1)The Fixer by T.E. Woods
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Series are not my favorite thing. I often read the first book and stop right there. That will be the case with The Fixer.

From reading other reviews I appear to be in the minority, but I am not interested in torture of animals or people although I understand the fascination with vigilante justice.

My first confusion came with the title. I thought the series would be about 'the fixer'. It wasn't until later that I saw the clarification (Mort Grant #1). Mort is a detective with the Seattle Police Department who ends up handling and solving the murders.

So many characters were introduced at the beginning that I was having trouble keeping them all straight and Mort didn't show up for a while.

That being said, I did read the whole book. There was some talky exposition and the need to suspend disbelief, but the writing is good and there are some interesting and unique twists to the tale.

Basically the story is about a woman who fixes problems that the law cannot or will not handle. How she goes about her business is clever and intriguing. But has someone figured out who she really is?

The Red Hot Fix (Mort Grant #2) will debut on Kindle only June 10, 2014.

Bottom Line: RECOMMENDED if you like this type of thriller otherwise pass. Although the $2.99 price is hard to beat.

Title: The Fixer (Mort Grant #1)
Author: T.E. Woods
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Alibi
Kindle Edition Only
No. of Pages: 312 pages
Copyright: February 4, 2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Source: NetGalley

DISCLOSURE: Invited by NetGalley to request and receive this title for an honest review.

"Teri Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her First Place, Fiction at the 2008 University of Wisconsin Writer’s Institute. Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting." (from Amazon)

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