Friday, September 11, 2020

Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton

Disclaimer: I have received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned—but what if the wrong person is about to be killed? 

When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, she knows time is running short. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way. 

But something seems off about the murder, and Anita has been asked for her expert opinion on the crime scene. Despite escalating pressure from local cops and the family’s cries for justice for their dead patriarch, Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn’t quite add up. 

Time is against Anita, as the tight-knit community is up in arms and its fear of supernaturals is growing. She races to uncover the truth and determine whether the Marshals have caught the killer or are about to execute an innocent man—all in the name of justice.

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Here's what I'm giving it:

4.5 stars

Here's why:

She's back! The Anita that has been missing for several books has returned and is doing what she does best--kicking butt and taking names. The sex finally took a backseat (no puns intended!) to the story and it's awesome to enjoy. There is nothing wrong with romance and sex but this is the first time in a long while that a balance was struck between the two. Kudos to Ms. Hamilton for that.

The ethics that are posed in this story have a parallel to things going on in today's events which made it an even more gripping read.

Would I recommend this book: YES, YES, YES!

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