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?
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“Alex Troutt is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional characters. I love how she’s constantly having to balance her family life and her job, even though her job is continually threatening to take over.” – Sonya N
“I simply love every single one of John Mefford’s novels. They keep you on the edge of your seat reading late into the night.” – Michele B
“Intrigue and attempts at revenge for long held grudges – the twists and turns keeps your adrenalin pumping.” – Tracy C
“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
This 6th Alex Troutt thriller is a departure from the previous books in that it deals with Alex’s own life and the mother she lost when she was a young girl. In parts, the story is quite harrowing and I found it by far the most affecting of Mefford’s feisty female detective stories.
As usual, and without wanting to give the story away, the pace is relentless and the continuity between books faultless. Archie is back, both funny and annoying in equal measure. The rather awkward age gap relationship between Alex and Brad is still on too although never completely convincing. And Nick is still on his health kick whilst Ezzy holds the fort at Alex’s home.
Mefford makes sure that nothing falls between the gaps when it comes to redrawing his characters which he does with great precision. You really feel you know them.
When a chance discovery promises to hold the key to bringing back the family Alex misses, she is determined to find answers, no matter what the cost. This brings her into the path of a religious cult whose treatment of women makes your blood boil and from whom it seems impossible to escape.
And as the tension builds, the reader races through the pages hoping that Alex gets her happy ending.
Whether she does or not is something you’ll just have to discover for yourself.
About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the workforce twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
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.