When you find a good author whose books you thoroughly enjoy, you can’t wait for their latest release. I have a passion for thrillers but too often I read what I expect to be a top thriller only to be disappointed by characters, or the ending. Thrillers can disappoint big time.
Some time ago came across D.V. Berkom. In fact, I have mentioned her before on this blog. Now this is an author who knows how to write!
Her latest book, The Body Market was released on the 8th January 2015 and my goodness what an exceptionally good book it is too.
It is another in the Leine Basso series. Leine is a heck of a heroine—no-nonsense, gutsy, savvy and intelligent. Unlike some female lead characters, this one is credible and is one that you, as a reader like—hugely.
I will not reveal the plot because that is what thrillers are all about—intrigue, twists and turns, nail-biting moments. You will find them all in this book which shows that DV Berkom has what it takes to write top thrillers.
Often you read reviews that say, “I could not out this book down.” Yes, that applied to me.
The Body Market is fast-paced, reveals a gentler side to Leine and is all-in-all a heck of a read.
I have enjoyed all of D.V. Berkom’s book but this is her best. Leine is more rounded, has developed and matured into a really interesting character. I have said it before and I say it again this is a character I would love to see on big screen. Who knows? If enough of us buy the books?
A retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border turns into a nightmare.
Everything’s for sale…
Former assassin Leine Basso is hired by a wealthy Beverly Hills power couple to find their missing daughter, Elise, last seen partying with her boyfriend at a club in Tijuana. At first, police believe the two teenagers are the victims of a carjacking. But when Leine finds their missing vehicle with the boyfriend’s mutilated body inside, and the local cartel warns her away, she knows if Elise isn’t already dead, she will be soon, or worse.
Review from Amazon 5 stars “… The story starts out with a bang, and is non-stop action until the surprise ending. . . with hardly a pause for a ‘yawn’ or a ‘whimper’. Although the story is a work of fiction, the plot seems very real and current; it should give readers north of the border pause for thought about events going on south of the border, in the sale of body parts by powerful and corrupt cartels.”