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IN Defiance – A Book Review

NEW RELEASE….
Author John W. Mefford introduces Ivy Nash in the second series of the Redemption Thriller Collection.A volatile hostage situation at a foster home reaches a bitter end: shots are fired, some die, some live to tell a sordid tale. In the midst of the anguish and confusion is one child who will bear the scars of this unbelievable turmoil.

As a special investigator for Child Protective Services, Ivy Nash lives by one rule: she’ll do anything to fight for the wellbeing of children. Anything. Something that was never done for her. As a “system” kid, she spent time in seventeen foster homes. Seventeen.

Very quickly, the facts of the case are blurred…accusations of sibling abuse, connections to drugs. Nothing lines up, and authorities want it all to go away. Their target? A ten-year-old boy. Unrelenting in her pursuit to find the truth, Ivy and her new friend Cristina uncover alarming new information to pinpoint who is at the root of the crime.

But evil knows no boundaries. Shockwaves of her most horrific childhood memories erupt into the present, and Ivy knows that she’s in the fight for her life.

Part of the Redemption Thriller Collection which includes the Alex Troutt Thrillers and the upcoming Ivy Nash Thrillers. While all of the novels can be read as a stand-alone, there is a connecting thread in the Redemption Thriller books that will be unveiled over time. For a more fulfilling reading experience, books should be read in order: Alex Troutt, and then Ivy Nash. More series will be added into the collection within the next year. 

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“Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat.” — Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author

Books in the Alex Troutt Thriller Series:
AT Bay AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last

 

Books in the Ivy Nash Thriller Series:
IN Defiance
Coming soon….
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

 

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 work force 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.



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I have become a huge fan of John Mefford’s writings. I was enthralled with the Alex Troutt series. Ivy Nash does not disappoint. I was a bit thrown with some of the violence in this book but still really enjoyed reading it.
Ivy Nash is a product of the social services system. She knows the ups and downs and ins and outs of the system that she now, as an adult, works in. How she puts it all on the line for her job is amazing to me. She is a strong, female character and I love strong, female characters.
Ivy fights for the kids in her care. She wants them to be happy and healthy and with their own families if possible. She knows that the system can be a problem at times. Her interest in Miguel is amazing, even though she is just an investigator and not an actual social worker.
I highly recommend picking up IN Defiance as Mefford is starting weaving a tale that will take several books to finish.
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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