Book Review-Sinister-Intent

Sinister Intent

(Lexie Rogers #1)

by

Karen M. Davis

Sinister Intent is the first of the Lexie Rogers series, of which there are three…to date.  However, it was the third of the series which I read.  I have stated that Books 2 & 3 can be read as standalone novels and to some extent I will stick by that statement.  In Books 2 & 3 there are often references to Lexie’s past which can be looked upon as simply a bit of background information in those books.  However, Book 1, Sinister Intent, explains those references in more detail and for that reason I was, initially, thinking that this book was not as good as later offerings by Karen M. Davis.  Still, I must confess to eventually enjoying Sinister Intent as much as Deadly Obsession and Fatal Mistake.

Sinister Intent sees Lexie as a new Detective at Sydney’s Bondi Junction after working King’s Cross, in uniform, for many years.  She soon becomes involved, as a Detective, with local bikie gangs, drug deals, murders and murderers.  There are enough twists in the plot to keep this fast paced story moving along as well as its two sequels.  Overall, Sinister Intent was a thoroughly enjoyable story from Ms Davis, and may have gained that elusive extra star had I not previously read books two and three.

My only grumble is that Fatal Mistake, the third Karen M. Davis has published so far, was published in 2017 so I may have to wait a while before Lexie flexes her muscle among the Sydney bikie gangs again.

Almost forgot to mention the narrator, Kate Hosking.  Kate is fast becoming my favourite female narrator alongside Sean Mangan my favourite male narrator.   Whenever I see they have narrated an audio book I will listen to it simply based on their names alone.

 

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Book Review-Fatal-Mistake

Fatal Mistake

(Lexie Rogers #3)

by

Karen M. Davis

Fatal Mistake was the second of the Lexie Rogers series by Karen M Davis I have read/listened to.  However, it is the third of a, so far, trilogy, and could be read as a stand-alone novel.  References to incidents and prior experiences which have shaped Lexie’s personality are minimal.  I did commencing listening to Book 1 of the Trilogy and first scene was the most talked about incident in the second and third books.  So you may want to commence with Book 1.  Not necessary though.

Fatal Mistake sees Lexie working undercover to bring down a drug ring while trying to avoid being assassinated herself.  Throw in a crooked colleague who thinks the high life drug dealers live is the best lifestyle ever, and you have an idea of the plot.

Lexie’s Book 2 love life is still strong although she and Josh are in different cities, or states, for the duration of this novel.  This long distance love affair does stretch their resolve at times.  However, this is mainly due to work colleagues who have unrequited crushes on each of them.

As usual I am going to mention the narrator; Kate Hosking does a marvellous job of narrating this book.  A full five stars for Kate narration. It was a pleasure to listen to her voice and I look forward to listening to more of Kate’s work and also more of Karen Davis’ novels.

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Book Review-Deadly-Obsession

Deadly Obsession

by

Karen M. Davis

 

Deadly Obsession is the second novel in the Lexie Rogers series by Karen Davis.  As indicated its central character is Lexie Rogers a young Sydney homicide detective who has several broken relationships and work related wounds from which she is recovering.

With the discovery of a body on nearby beach she finds that many of the indicators are pointing to her ex-husband, a paramedic.  Further investigation reveals that another friend and another young girl have also died in a similar fashion.  Is there a connection?

A red rose is common to all murders along with the fact that they had all come into contact with a handsome emergency room doctor at hospitals in the area where their bodies were found.

Lexie’s current best friend and a former best fiend also feature, to varying degrees, in the plot.

Although this is the second of the Lexie Rogers series, it is quite readable as a standalone novel as very little mention is made of her history and only time will tell if Deadly Obsession is a true sequel.

I have downloaded books one and three of the Lexie Rogers series and hope they will be as enjoyable as Deadly Obsession.

My fingers are tightly crossed as, this year, I have selected some real dud books and it was a pleasure to finally find a book that was totally engrossing.  Also, a book to which I was able to listen while driving and more importantly…follow the plot.

Although with crime novels it is always a case of character introduction, crime committed, investigation, leads to suspect, followed by a twist or two, and resolution…usually happy.  In other words not that hard to follow.

Before finishing I must also commend Kate Hosking’s narration of Deadly Obsession.  It was a pleasure to listen to her voice and I look forward to listening to more of Kate’s work and also more of Karen Davis’ novels.

 

 

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