Book Review-A Brutal Trade: A Diana Rivers Thriller #7-Faith Mortimer | Miki's Hope

Book Review-A Brutal Trade: A Diana Rivers Thriller #7-Faith Mortimer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Wow--this novel will definitely have you reading non stop until the end. After having read The Surgeon's Blade (my review here)I knew I had to read more in this series. And yes, you will eventually see more of this author's work on my blog! Thankfully they really can be read as stand alone. This novel delves into the slave trade and the acquiring and selling of human organs in a way you are not likely to forget.

Diana Rivers. amateur sleuth, just can't stay away from this case--especially since it seems to be affecting her housekeeper, a young Thai girl. Diana becomes embroiled in the hunt for the murderer of several young girls, much to her husbands dismay. But he knows better and eventually gets involved if only to protect Diana! But who is behind these murders and what does a high end clinic on the small island of Cyprus have to do with it? With all the twists and turns you will have to wait until almost the very end to find out the truth behind it all!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Even on a small island the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

It began like any normal day in Cyprus…except it wasn’t…the body of a woman brutally murdered and discovered in a shallow grave changes all that.

It is only days later when amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers and old flame, Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell discover a second female victim…only this time the discovery is even more chilling and shocks the island inhabitants.

Joining forces with local policeman, Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades, the three embark on a journey which takes them on the fringes of humanity. Disturbing secrets are unearthed. They are on the hunt for killers who will stop at nothing in their hunt for one vital woman.

As the bodies mount up, the detectives ask themselves one question. What is the reason for the women’s’ deaths and their horrific mutilations?

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Diana finds herself exposed to great danger…in the sights of a lethal individual who’ll put a stop to her meddling. Each move could be deadly… vicious in its outcome…can the team bring a halt to this brutal trade?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.

Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamed of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

*Please note: all books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

Top selling novels include the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! & A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae & Behind a Twisted Smile (Dark Minds Psychological Thriller series)

Faith also write Romance: A Very French Affair (#1 in France), A Very English Affair, The Seeds of Times, Harvest, On Christmas Hill & Not Just For Christmas. (The Affair Series)


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29 comments :

Marie Moody said...

Well, it does sound like an intriguing book! Thrillers are okay, but I'd much rather read things like mythology or ghosts etc. You know fiction books. I don't do blood & gore to well and love stories are definitely out, but thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Jeff Taylor said...

Sounds grisly and adventurous at the same time! I'll have to keep an eye out for this book. Thanks for the review.

Miranda Sherman said...

WOW! Sounds like a real page turner! I am adding this to my TBR pile for sure, it sounds very exciting!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

I am always after that next read and this one certainly does intrigue! I will have to check out the author more and who doesn't like a book that you want to read in one sitting?

Stephanie said...

This looks like a great book too! How do you find time to read all of these? I'm so jealous!

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like a book that I wouldn't be able to put down. I love a good thriller and actually, so does my husband!

Wendy Knowlton said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I love thrillers. I'm always looking to an new authors to my list. Will have to check this out.

Sara-Jayne said...

This sounds exactly like the kind of book I need to have in my suitcase this year! I love thrillers and I haven't read one for ages!

Valerie Earnest said...

I love a good thriller! I have been reading more political thrillers lately so this would be an interesting change of pace :)

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

This sounds like one I would love to read - I love a good mystery/crime/thriller novel! I'm just going to have to check this one out...and maybe some of the others!

Sharon Martin said...

This sounds full of suspense, she sounds like a great character to follow.

DC said...

Fascinating...and I don't think I've ever read a book that dealt with that topic before. Thanks for introducing it to us!

Mama to 5 said...

This sounds just like a thriller / mystery book I would so enjoy. i love these types of reads.

mykidsguide said...

I am not much into mystery books, but this one is intriguing. I would love to read this.

Scott said...

I saw a movie once about the same subject (selling of human organs) and couldn't sleep that night. Sounds like this book might be a recipe for insomnia!

Liz Mays said...

This sounds like a great gritty mystery. I could definitely get into a story like this.

Danielle K said...

Sounds like a really good read. I love a good murder mystery so I'll have to add this to my list of books to read.

Amanda McMahon said...

I haven't read a good British novel in a while.

Amanda McMahon said...

I haven't read a good British novel in a while.

Caroline Barnes said...

This looks like a really good book. I love a great story that keeps you wanting to read and read all night.

Maria said...

I can't wait to read more about her books. Sounds like a good book !

jcupphoo said...

Sounds like a good and intense book. I'll definitely check it out and see if we'll be adding it to our reading list.

LifeAsAConvert said...

This sounds like a good read. I need to add it to my goodreads.

Tiffany said...

I'm home alone a lot (well, my two little ones are here) this summer, so I'm a little worried about reading a thriller. This seems REALLY interesting, though!!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg I can see why you couldn't put this one down! I totally need to get a copy of this! I need a new book super bad.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome murder mystery indeed. I love stories like this especially when the bad guy is caught at the end. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Kelly said...

I love a great mystery, the more suspenseful the better! Sounds like something I would read for sure! Great review!

Apparently_ I _Didn'tKnow said...

Those are the best types of books the one that you can't put down until the very end. I will lose sleep over a good book

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This book sounds like it has all of the necessary components of a murder mystery. I love being kept in suspense like that.

 
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