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Book Review-CXVI-Secrets Broken-(Book 2)-Angie Smith

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


This is the continuing story of CXVI (for my review of Book 1 click here) and what a read it is!! From page 1 to the very end non stop action and intrigue! You really should read this series in order although I think you might be able to read as a stand alone.

There are so many secrets that I was hard pressed to keep up with them all or who were the good guys and who the bad--they kept switching. Maria Barnes is smack dab in the middle of all of it and Woods is trying to protect her from afar. Who can Maria trust? Who can Woods trust? Not going to give anymore away--this is definitely a read anyone who likes espionage, thrillers and twists and turns will thoroughly enjoy!!!!

Now I have to wait for the third and final book in this trilogy-----------------and I want it NOW!!!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Book II in the CXVI trilogy is not intended as a stand-alone read and should follow Book I, CXVI - The Beginning of the End.

The frantic search for Detective Sergeant Maria Barnes is on. She’s linked to the murder of the former Home Secretary and is desperate to prove her innocence, but she’s trapped. Her captor, Freddy Williams, a ruthless serial killer, holds all the cards; including the one she cannot allow him to reveal.

Barnes is forced to adopt a dangerous bluff and double-bluff strategy, which ultimately involves the Secret Intelligence Service and her former boss, Detective Superintendent Greg Woods, combining forces. But who will survive? And who can you believe?

And just what is the relationship between Barnes and Woods? Perhaps her nemesis Faulkner-Brown holds the answer, but will he be the one who brings this reluctant heroine crashing down?

Hold tight for a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller. Captivating, unpredictable and shocking.

Purchase the Book Here Please note this book is on pre-order at the moment for $2.99-it will be fully released 10/4

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Angie Smith was born in Doncaster and educated at Huddersfield University where she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Training. After a long career in adult education, training and performance management she retired early to pursue other ventures.

​She travels extensively, and was nominated for an award on her knowledge transfer partnerships work, when she co-produced and presented a journal article at the International Social Work Conference in Durban.

​Unfortunately in 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and following a year of extensive and gruelling treatment her desire to write was rekindled. The novel, CXVI - The Beginning of the End, is the first in this crime thriller trilogy.

​She currently lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, youngest son and two dogs.

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16 comments :

Angie Smith said...

Thank you so much for this - it is much appreciated :-) *happydance Angie

Angela Alpaugh said...

Thank you for sharing this great review. I will look forward to this book as one of my fall reads.

Sharon Martin said...

You always get such great books to read, this sounds great.

Angie Smith said...

Thanks lovely people :-)
Only 12 nail biting days to publication :-)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This book has it all to keep you glued to it. I would probably read it as a stand alone. I can never keep track of a series.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I really enjoy mystery/suspense/thriller books. The great thing about a series is once you find an author you like you aren't as afraid to buy more in the series.

Crystal said...

That does sound like one that would be hard to put down. I guess it's because it's so secretive, but the world of secret agents like in intelligence agencies always makes for a good story.

Erin said...

I'm always on the search for good books to read. Thanks for the review!

Claudette said...

I am making a list of a few books to read over this winter. Will have to check this one out :)

Jaclyn Anne said...

This book sounds like it would be right up my alley. And the price is right - what a steal! Thanks for introducing me to this one!

Naomi said...

You always post about such great books! This one sounds riveting!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This looks amazing! My kind of series!

Liz Mays said...

I most certainly love a good twist in a book! You've hooked me with that.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

Thank you for the great review, Miki! This sounds like one that would be hard to put down!

Nicole Escat said...

I'm so curious now what this concept like. Love books.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This series looks like it is really a page turner. I'm going to add it to my list of books to read.

 
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