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#HoldStill by @Lisalregan

By Pamelascott

After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia...almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room-and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated in a brutal assault.

With the help of her partner and Philadelphia's Special Victims Unit, Jocelyn discovers that Anita isn't the first victim of these attacks and it looks like she won't be the last. When the violence hits closer to home, Jocelyn knows she must do whatever it takes to stop the sadistic attacker-even if it means confronting a terrible secret from her painful past.


Secret and lies - even the most innocent of lives spring from secrets and lies. ONE


(Thomas & Mercer, 11 November 2014, ebook, 380 pages, borrowed from @AmazonKindle, #PrimeReading)



This is a new author for me. I really enjoyed Hold Still and would definitely read more of the author's work. I read a lot of thrillers and this book has a lot of the qualities I look for; fast paced, well fleshed out characters, twists and turns and plenty of action. The villain in the book targets prostitutes, luring them by promises of paying them well to have a threesome before bundling them into vehicles, driving them to the middle of nowhere like an abandoned house and nailing them to the floor by their hands and feet, leaving it free for them to be brutally gang-raped. Something about this chilled me to the bone. I'm sure you can imagine how much effort the police put into finding the guys. I got yanked into the book from the opening lines and couldn't stop reading.

#HoldStill @Lisalregan

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