Alex Troutt Thriller, Book #6
Thirty years after losing a parent to a hit-and-run drunk driver, FBI agent Alex Troutt finally confronts the killer--the same man who just murdered the Boston police chief.
And what Alex pulls from him shatters her core.
Armed with little more than hope and a shred of decades-old evidence, Alex chases a memory from her past, hoping that she'll find the mother she never really had. With her old buddy Archie on board --as much as ever can be -- the hunt takes her deep into the foothills of West Virginia. A fanatical religious cult has created its own society. Desperate to right a thirty-year wrong, Alex must out-think and out-duel everyone in her path to right a thirty-year wrong.
Will Alex’s quest to find the truth destroy her life all over again?
John W Mefford's Alex Troutt Thriller series is a group of books that can be read in succession or each one can stand alone. This most recent addition to the series, At Last, finds our lead detective, Alex, saying goodbye to her father and heading off to chase the ghost of her mother whom she had up-until-now believed dead.
Secrets long buried are unearthed in an ongoing investigation that reveal truths which threaten to unravel Alex world, which is just finally beginning to gel, send her into hot pursuit of the relationship daughters dream of with their Moms.
It's incredible to follow Alex Troutt's development as she fights to regain her life as a mother, as a detective, and as a partner. Now she's fighting for a chance to be a daughter. New characters emerge and old ones are more developed; the story races along at an intense speed, and there is mystery, drama and even some humor.
It's great to see the relationship between Alex and her Agent love interest fleshed out (pun intended); and to get more background on the inner-office connections. Even the deep background on Troutt is good story for readers. I was looking for more of a connection with Alex Mom's past and the group - the cloak and dagger in that scenario was intense without a clear reason. That story line seems unfinished or unpolished. All in all, the book moves at a solid pace and never loses ground.
You don't need to have read them all, but why wouldn't you?
"I would love to see this series turned into a movie or TV series - I'd be obsessed!" - Shelly M
above reviews from the Alex Trout Series
About the Author
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with 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.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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