Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Book Review: Never Say Never, Conch Town Girl

Conch Town Girl by Daniel J. Barrett
Have read another book in this series and enjoyed it immensely.
This one fills in, for me, a lot of puzzle pieces as the events were introduced with not a lot of detail in the book I read.
This book starts out with Tillie and after seeing a man in a white van she must leave work and hurry home to Julie who she's raising.
She is sideswiped and lost conciousness. Julie calls Joe to come help. They with help from others get paperwork together to get Tillie's house in order.
Book goes back in time to when Joe attended RPI and Julie was in Brown getting degrees and when Julie was just a teen and had first met Joe.
Present day-they clean out the attic and find $300k and put it in the safe deposit box, not knowing whose money it is. Can't be Tillie's as she works as a waitress at the Waffle House. Her parents maybe but most likely Julie's father who died young.
Joe's friend Mark Silvia also helps out with solving who ran Tillie off the road and whose money it is. Julie writes her saga and we learn all about that.
We learn the relationships with those mentioned from their past that they are still friends with. Julie feels someone is following her, her moves as she goes from school to coaching. Her house has been gone through...drug dealing...
What I like about this book is a bit of romance, the location and such detailed descriptions of the locations, the travel, mystery surrounding the accident, money and other new things that will make the puzzle complete by the end of the book.
Loved hearing how they would take care of Tillie upon her return home. Love hearing the details of the book Julie is writing.
Many twists and turns, WITSEC, who knew! Love all the different careers and learning how they are done along with different ages and circumstances. What a good rounded book. Trying to take my time reading these as I know the next one is not quite ready yet to read.
Met via Facebook and was given a review copy and this is my honest review.

Book 4:
Never Say Never by Daniel J. Barrett
Book starts out with Joe and his Coast Guard friend heading to meet up with others. The FBI alerted the FL officials about a possible terrorist threat.
As we live in the northeast we are very familiar with the events of the Boston Marathon bombing at the finish line... and also of the airport shooting as we have relatives close by there.
The man landed from Boston and with his two friends ended up killing a guard and wounding two others. Joe and Mark meet up with other officials to find out all the details and to determine where the threat is.
Joe is expecting to get married within a few weeks time. His girl Julie, is staying behind finalizing her second book before it's made into a tv movie and also has teaching to do and classes before the wedding in a few weeks time.
They just signed on a house and will have two weddings: one in NY and one in FL.
They go to their resources and find many clues and leads and investigate them, detail by detail. Much action and adventure as they get won't know til the end if they are successful. Suspenseful, scary at times as this is our life today in the USA.
Never realized how much detail went into a cops funeral-we had opted out from much of it.
Story also follows the perp as he dodges being caught. We learn more about his life over the years...Especially like how some abbreviations are given what they mean within a few sentences of first being brought up. Never knew about the way the casket faced in the church before!
Descriptions are so detailed it'd be too easy to turn this into a tv movie!  Never saw the ending that occurred! At times there seems to be a lot of people but they become clear during the book.
This book kept me up at night reading and on a weekend-I never do that!
Love that I learned a lot of new things, understood what was going on and   Like turn by turn driving directions so we can follow along.
all the mystery and adventure and action along with a good story line. Twists and turns! I can tell from some references to how others had met that the prior books in this series would go into more detail about the circumstances. Can't wait to read more of them.
Met via Facebook and was given a review copy and this is my honest review.

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