Even when someone is cloaked by a charming smile and friendly nature, Ivy Nash knows the scent of a predator. Half of her life has been filled with one horrific event after another. Which is why she started ECHO, dedicating her life to rid the world of those who prey on children.
But despite all of her life experiences, nothing can prepare her for the “fun house.” A terror unlike any other. And that’s when she must decide if clinging to life is worth the hell that she will pay.
This is the fourth book in the Ivy Nash series, I have read each one, and in each book, I grow to love Ivy more and more. She’s a strong, independent woman with a mission to protect innocent children, especially the ones in the foster care system. Having grown up in the system, she knows the difficulties and the nightmares that some children experience while there.
In this book, Ivy is called upon to search for a missing boy in the system, by the boy’s grandfather. No sooner does she find and rescue the first boy, one of his brother’s goes missing as well. This is too much to be a coincidence and when she finally figures out who is doing the kidnapping, she is abducted and tortured.
Meanwhile, Christina, Ivy’s spunky teenage business partner is working on her own case. Going undercover at a teenage girl’s school she falls into danger as they skip school with Nikki’s boyfriend, only to find out he’s a drug dealer. As they are skipping school, the drug dealer is shot and killed and the two girls find themselves in danger.
This fourth installment of the Ivy Nash thriller series contains one twist after another. John Mefford does not disappoint in this book. This one kept me reading late into the night and left me waiting anxiously for the next book to come out.
I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
“Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat.” — Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author
“An intense and heart wrenching story that keeps you engaged from beginning to end.”
— Simon Wood, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.
“I love the way that Mefford writes, seamlessly jumping between characters and time frames with no confusion, and he is extremely descriptive of the setting . You almost feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a book!” — Hilary Mahoney, Elusive Red Tiger
Above reviews from An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 1, IN Defiance
Books in the Alex Troutt Thriller Series:
AT Bay AT Large
IN The End
Q&A with author John W. Mefford:
Q: What do the Ivy Nash Thrillers have to do with the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: The Ivy Nash Thrillers comprise the second sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series. The Alex Troutt Thrillers are the first sub-series. While I’ll eventually write a series that connects the major characters and plots from all the sub-series, you don’t have to read the AT books prior to the IN books. But I have to say, the AT thrillers are darn good.
Q: So you’re saying you don’t have to read the Alex Troutt Thrillers before the Ivy Nash Thrillers?
JWM: Nope. While a few of the characters might occasionally overlap between the series, they can be read as stand-alone. And then I’ll wrap everything up in a final set of six novels that connects all of the main characters and stories from each sub-series. If you haven’t read any of the Alex Troutt thrillers yet, you can try out the first three at a pretty nice discount. Just search for Alex Troutt Box Set.
Q: Can you give some insight into how Ivy Nash might connect to Alex Troutt down the line?
JWM: Sure…and then I’ll send over a hit squad. Seriously, I’ll be sprinkling in a few clues along the way for those who pay close attention to the details, but it will all come together in that final six novels of the Redemption Thriller Series. And it will be explosive and gut-wrenching at the same time.
Q: How many different sub-series are you planning to have in the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: Right now, I see four sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series, with six novels in each. It’s the most challenging and fulfilling creative endeavor I’ve undertaken. I hope you enjoy the journey.
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009.
A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and titillating thrills. They also evoke an emotional connection to the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
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