Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012 – Book Review: Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller by CJ Lyons

Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller by CJ Lyons
Publisher: Legacy Books;
ISBN: B006ZO977W

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Book Description from

“Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock...

Lucille Teresa Guardino. A woman of many identities. Lucille to her doting mother, Lulu to her devoted husband, Mom to her pre-teen daughter, Lucy to her friends, LT to her co-workers, and Supervisory Special Agent Guardino to the criminals she captures for the FBI's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement squad.

A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy is living the perfect life.

Until the day she comes up against a predator more vicious and cunning than any she's ever tackled before, one who forces Lucy to choose between the life of the young victim she is fighting to save and her own daughter's....and Lucy's dream life is shattered.”

4 out of 5 stars

This was not a book that I couldn’t put down.  However, it was definitely a book that I wanted to finish and really enjoyed reading.  I can’t tell you the last time I read a really well written female lead in a main stream novel.  Lucy Guardino is a captivating character who is strong, determined and yet humanly flawed without falling into the stereotypical “alcoholic” police lead.  I liked that.  I liked her interaction with both her husband and her daughter.  I also liked that she’s respected within her FBI team.

Other things I enjoyed:

I didn’t know who the villain was until the author wanted me to know and even after that I wasn’t quite sure what would happen next.

I liked that I hated the TV reporter Cindy.  The only thing that disappointed me was that Lucy did not kick Cindy’s ass.  Maybe that happens in the next book.

I really like that there IS a next book: Blood Stained

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