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Book Review-Unscrupulous-(A Circle City Mystery #5)- M.E. May

Thursday, February 18, 2016


I thoroughly enjoyed reading Perfidy (book 1) (read my review here) and Purged (book 4)(read my review here)in this outstanding series by M.E. Mays. These are definite stand alone novels-there is no problem reading them out of order.

Just before the beginning of this novel M.E. Mays wrote this quote:

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

This book will grab at your heart as totally vile and unscrupulous people kidnap 5 year old Maricella after murdering her mother. All she had left was a loving but bitter grandmother who had lost a son to gang violence. She wants her granddaughter! The kidnappers lie to the child telling her she is no longer wanted. Thus, not only do the detectives have to find the murderer--they have to find the missing little girl.

She is taken to a house far out in the country in a different state where she is mistreated. Fortunately there is an older boy who takes her under his wing. Then a teenage girl is kidnapped and brought to the house. She is bound and determined to escape! She also keeps an eye on young Maricella. Then a conversation is overheard and the children know they have to get out of there before something horrendous can happen. Maricella doesn't understand what is happening-but the older children certainly do.

Will the detectives manage to find Maricella and apprehend the kidnappers. You will be reading and sitting on the edge of your chair until you find out!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Christmas is only a week away, but not all is merry and bright for Sergeant Brent Freeman and his partner, newly promoted Detective Anne Samuels. They find themselves facing more than a homicide when they discover the victim’s five-year-old daughter, Maricella, is missing. When suspicion moves to human trafficking and gang involvement, the FBI sends in two of their best to assist in the investigation.

In the meantime, two people who insist her mother didn’t want her anymore have transported a terrified little Maricella out of state. Fortunately, she finds solace in two older children. These two soon realize their captors are prepping Maricella for organ harvesting. Their main goal becomes to protect her at any cost, even if it means running away in the snow and bitter cold temperatures of December without any knowledge of the area where they’re being held.

Can Maricella’s newfound protectors get her out of the house and to safety before the doctor decides she’s a transplant match? Will Brent discover where these unscrupulous persons are hiding the children before it’s too late?


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About the Author: (from the Author's Website)


M. E. May (Michele) lives in the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, Paul, and white Husky, Iris. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of five children to working class parents. Both of her parents were avid readers who loved mystery, fantasy and romance. They often encouraged her to read as well. Her son, Brian, and daughter, Marie, and four wonderful grandsons, Kodey, Kaleb, Kameron, and Gustin all live in central Indiana. M. E. attended Indiana University-Kokomo studying Social and Behavioral Sciences. This sparked her interest in the psychology of humans and the curiosity to ask why they commit such heinous crimes upon one another.

At age 50, she finally realized what she wanted to be when she grew up -- an author. She always knew she had it in her, but was never quite sure how to fit writing in with raising children and working full-time. In 2008, her wonderful husband found out about her dream of becoming an author. He suggested she take a year off to get started. The children were grown and have been on their own for several years now, so why not?

To read more about this fascinating author click here to read her full biography on her website


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30 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

The cover alone is putting the fear inside of me, so I can imagine how gripped I would be reading the actual story. It sounds unmissable.

Literary Winner said...

The cover really does convey how Maricella must be feeling. Sounds like an action-packed book!

Myrah Duque said...

Sounds intriguing! Love Mandela's quote...totally agree with making this world less violent for our children.

Scott said...

I don't know that I could read a book about child kidnapping. I'd keep putting my daughters into the child's place - eeks!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that you could read these novels out of order. Sometimes, I read books that are part of a series and they don't make sense unless you read them in order.

Michelle Elizondo said...

how exciting

Gillis Hills said...

I've never heard of this series. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

This sounds like a great mystery to me. I can't wait to read this. Thank you for sharing

Judy Thomas said...

It sounds thrilling and exciting, thanks for sharing :)

Bunny Butt said...

The emotion in the cover is amazing, and the book looks like one i would love to pick up

Marthalynn said...

Ohhhh! What a thrilling read! It looks so exciting. I'd love to read this.

krystel warden said...

the emotion of the characters face on the front cover makes me want to read the book

Darla Manninen said...

Sounds like a good plot and interesting from the start! The review makes me want to read it!

Rose-Marie said...

This is a wonderful mystery to read - one to pick for reading on a nice spring or summer day or evening!

Veronica Morin said...

This looks like a good book to read.

Dorothy said...

This book sounds amazing and nothing more scarier than reading something about a child
kidnapping
@tisonlyme143

Anonymous said...

Great review and book.
Marilyn

Debbie White Beattie said...

There's nothing like a good mystery.

Cheryl Everitt said...

Love the review. It is definitely a good read.

clojo9372 said...

I am not a parent, so I could only imagine what kind of horror it must be to experience having your child kidnapped. This must be a riveting thriller. Thank you for your recommendation, I will be sure to look out for it on Amazon.

katieoscarlet said...

I always wished I had studied in Social and Behavioral Sciences like the author did.

jopb said...

This is the first time I have heard about this series. A book like this will certainly keep one riveted to see what happens next.

Nidhi U said...

I haven't heard of this before. Will have to look into it more...

Judy Thomas said...

It sounds awesome!

Karen McEaneney Machamer said...

I haven't heard of this series before but I will see if I can find it at my local library.

Terry Poage said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

ann said...

This sounds like the type of book that I would enjoy reading very much. I will have to check it out further. Thanks so much for the posting of it

Zoey said...

I had never heard of this book. It sounds interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Sarh Snarski said...

Wow, I have goosebumps and definitely want to read this book, just from your first two paragraphs here. I am not big on reading, but I am definitely going to look for this book.

rajee pandi said...

great books

 
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