The Tacket Secret Book 1
STORY-LINE OUT OF THE SHADOWS BY EMMA CARRIE:
Detective Victoria Tacket, a driven detective in Golden City, New York and Emily Brelin, a teen on the run from a monster, feature in Out Of The Shadows. Emily’s running from the General, who trained her as an assassin. When Victoria’s friend, Jen, dies she’s floored; and to top it off, Jen ask her to take guardianship of Emily. What does she know about raising and mentoring a kid? After all, she has issues of her own she can’t face and resolve. She’s not mother material.
Victoria decides to let CPS take the care of her. Unbeknownst to Victoria, Emily, over-hearing her decision, runs from the conference room where Victoria left her to wait. The CPS agent, an incompetent piece of work, gives Victoria a letter from Jen; asking Victoria to take guardianship or let Emily go as she’s safer on the streets where her unanimity’s protected. Knowing she has already contacted missing persons to place Emily’s photo and information on the street, she races to erase all trace of Emily from the police system.
This begins the story of the relationship between Victoria and Emily. Victoria knows she must find Emily and keep her safe. From what or who, she doesn’t know; after reading Jen’s letter she knows it must be bad . The race is on to find Emily and persuade her she wants to take over guardianship, and protect her from the threats on the street of Golden City, New York. My review of Out Of The Shadows follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Author Emma Carrie filled Out Of The Shadows with action, suspense, and mystery. Book 1 of the Tackett Series, I found Out Of The Shadows a solid story. Carrie kept the suspense at high peak and revealed just the correct amount to whet our appetites for the series. Although a short read of 162 pages, I found I this book engrossing from the first pages and became engaged with the characters. What is Victoria’s secret which Carrie eludes to? She gives hints, but leaves the answers for later books. Giving just enough detail of Emily’s former life to make me run and buy the next book, I found I loved this story.
Carrie developed her characters skillfully, and with a fast pace, filled with action and emotion, I found the plot intriguing and look forward to reading this series. She kept the suspense and mystery at high peak. I was not prepared for the surprise near the end of the book; Carrie reveals Emily secrets and why the General wants her so bad. I found her writing clear and easy to follow with scenes which transitioned smoothly; a perfect read for a lazy afternoon. Without the use of fluff or sex to fill the pages, Carrie created a solid story; this is a clean book. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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