Description from the Publishers through Netgalley
Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them…the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason.
Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.
Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.
But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them both, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. Beyond even being a vigilante. She’ll have to relive the horrors of the past. Take on one of the most powerful men in the US government. And uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.
In every way, it’s an unfair fight. But Livia has two advantages: her unending love for Nason—
And a lifelong lust for vengeance.
I received an E-ARC of this book from Thomas & Mercer publishing through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I read this book in about 24 hours. It would have been less than that but I had to sleep and once in a while, I needed to take a break emotionally because the content was impressionable.
There is strong content in this book that I would say is a trigger warning for rape, assault, human trafficking, abandonment and distrustful adults. This book had me on the edge of my seat at every page. Livia was both a strong woman and a broken little girl all at the same time.
The narrative of the story takes place both, in her teen years and her adult life. It flips back and forth but it is easy to follow. The subject matter and descriptiveness are sometimes hard to read about, but the story was impactful and impressionable. This was very well done.
I gave this book 5 crowns.