Nov 23, 2015

Book Review: Soul and Blade

Being a mind runner isn’t easy, but catching criminals is all that matters to Jane Spears. Though her job may be gruesome, she’s not willing to stop just yet. And even as she admires the ring from her fiancĂ©, she has no intention of letting a wedding sidetrack her work—not when she’s about to delve into the darkest mind she’s ever encountered.

As she starts to explore the twisted ruins of a sociopath’s psyche, Jane realizes she may have finally met her match. She knew this case would be a challenge, but she didn’t expect to get caught in a mind-bending nightmare. Because this irredeemable murderer seems to know something about Jane that even she doesn’t—something unspeakable lurking in her past. Can she escape the killer’s derangement unscathed and ready to walk down the aisle?

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SOUL AND BLADE is actually the third book in the Blood and Bone series but it is the first one that I have read.  I do have to the Ms. Brown kudos for giving me enough information on the happenings that I didn't feel lost yet not so much that I felt like I was undergoing info overload.  It's a fine balance to walk and she did a great job of it.

I can't call Jane Spears a nice person but I can understand her.  She believes in an eye for an eye and doesn't care what it does to her or what it takes to complete her missions.   She has the ability to slip into a criminal's mind to discover information that they would prefer not come out.  The only problem is that she comes out of it altered or tainted every time she does.  Perhaps because she doesn't really know herself very well.

I very much enjoyed reading SOUL AND BLADE and watching Jane grow as she learns more about herself and about love.  Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time setting it aside for silly little such as meals and working.  I am sure that my readers would also enjoy it as much but I do want to give a warning about the fact that it does contain a lot of violence as well as graphic sex.  It also deals with issues such as child pornography as well the black market trade in children.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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