On the run: Secrets by Darcia Helle
This author is one of the best for describing violence in her books, I can only imagine the research she has done. Samantha grew up in a house full of unbelievable conditions. She had no one to trust, her father has done horrible things to her, her mother turned her back to her, so didn’t her brother. When she had the chance to leave, she fled for her life, she never looked back. Samantha had to make a new life, become a different person, she even believed in the person she’s portraying. She met Jeff and married well. Can she keep her secrets? Will her family leave her alone? Download a copy to find out, you’ll love this book. The characters seem so real, I fell for Sam and Jeff. This story has a surprise at the ending that blew me away.
Unfortunately I’ve come to the end of this awesome series, this is the third and last time I’ll be with Michael, Nicki and Sean, other characters I’ll miss Isaac and his mom Ruby. What a way to end a series! I don’t know if you read any of this series, it highly detailed, from it’s torture scenes to it’s investigating work, this author can write! The research is evident in every way, from torture, to killing, to breaking and entering, everything is so detailed. We have two men and one woman with the same mindset, get rid of rapist, child abusers. We have more of Sean in this one, I love that, he’s a likable hired hit man, yea I said hit man and likable ( read the series, you’ll find out). He’s hired to kill Maria, he’s done what he’s never done, got involved with a hit. Maria is beautiful, Sean thinks something is way off about this job. He decides to investigate and asks Michael for help, for Sean to ask for help was big. What they find is very disturbing, a Internet site that you can get any fantasy you want, killing, sexual, any fetish your into. It’s run by someone called “The SandMan” He wants Maria dead! Sean, Michael and Nicki go deep and things get real. I cringed, got sad, happy, actually had tears from reading this series. I applaud the author for “HER” imagination and plain awesomeness in knowing what the reader wants. I’ve read other books by this author, I totally recommend you try her.
This is the second novel in this awesome series. Michael and Nicki ( you remember Nicki, the prostitute Micheal was with after the killing of his fiancé). Michael helped Nicki in No Justice, now she’s got a job and apartment, has her head on straight. Michael and her are great friends, Nicki wants more, Michael keeps putting her off, (will Nicki win). Michael has problems with his dad, he has cancer and Michael wants to find his sister before he dies. He enlists his best friend Isaac ( police officer) to help find her. He has all that going on and his daytime job as a software designer, at night he plays justice for those who need him. He mostly goes after child molesters and rapist who think their above the law. Two boys who live on the streets that helped Nicki out when she needed it needs her help finding a girl that lived with them, they are sure she’s in trouble. Michael usually doesn’t do runaways but, these boys helped Nicki, so he said he’d meet them. They decided to try to help, when things get deep Michael asks his friend and hit man Sean to help. What they dig into is a world where danger lies in the hands of people who claim to be in Gods hands. You must read this series!!!
There’s always a price to pay: “Miami Snow” by Darcia Helle
Nick had it all, great house, job, wife and a baby on the way. The dream of most people. Then his world is rocked by his wife and best friend Jimmy. He’s divorced, without a job or a place to live. Nick moves away to start a new life. He meets Brandy, she’s younger and beautiful, makes him happy, she’s nothing like his wife Shelly. The things you learn from divorce. Shelly once again is trying to ruin his life. Brandy may be pushing her luck to trying to get Nick to sell Miami Snow with her, saying just until they pay a few bills, just this once she says? Will Nicks life ever be ” Normal” again?
There’s two sides to Michael Sykora, a software designer by day, a man doing justice at night. He began his night time justice after his fiancé was killed at the hands of a dirtbag, he found he was good at it. It’s not about the money for Michael, it’s getting the dirtbags off the streets before they strike again. The way he felt when he took out the low life that killed Christina, he wanted that for other families who need the same feeling. He had a rough life, his mom took off with his sister and left him with his father who turned to alcohol instead of facing reality and being a father to Michael. His best friend Isaac is a police officer, Isaac mother Ruby a steady mom in his life, now his secretary. After Christina’s death he turned to Nicki for solace, a prostitute, until he started liking her then he stopped calling and seeing her. Nicki called him out of the blue saying she needed to see him, she needed his help. He couldn’t turn her down. He has a lot on his plate, his dad gives him news that hits down deep, they have a long over due talk. Nicki has problems with a big player in the hood. Can Michael handle all this and come out on top. They want to see his sister and make sure she’s ok. Michael is a sweet man, but don’t get on his wrong side! Download and read about Michael, the author does a outstanding job with this book, can’t wait to read more from her.
Ok, so this was a very short read, but a VERY powerful start to this authors series Michael Sykora. The author totally got my attention with every page I turned. I will be reading this series. It’s a very intense look into a world I hope I never get to know or know anyone this has happened to. Unfortunately it does happen all the time. I agree and disagree with this characters way of handling things. One part of me applauds him, the other, he scares the daylights out of me. Would I want hire him? I sure would think about it. All this review from such a short story, like I said, it’s a powerful subject. You know you want to find out, go ahead, download and read for yourself.