Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Cold Dead Night


Title: Cold Dead Night
Series: Brand of Justice #1
Author: Lisa Phillips
Publisher: Two Dogs Publishing
Release Date: August 25, 2022
Genre: Christian Suspense

The FBI betrayed her. Now they need her.

Private Investigator Kenna Banbury lost everything two years ago at the hands of a serial killer. From the ashes of that encounter, she’s built a life she believes in, searching for the lost and forgotten all over the western US.

Bringing her own brand of justice.

When a series of murders drags her into an FBI investigation, Kenna finds herself back in the place where it all went wrong. Struggling to make sense of the case, Kenna’s past and present collide in a deadly plot that risks another betrayal and threatens to shatter everything she’s built.

Kenna faces the ultimate test in this first book of a brand-new series from Lisa Phillips.

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My thoughts: This is the first book I have read by Lisa Phillips, though she has been on my Kindle TBR list for a while now! I enjoyed the fast paced of this story and that the events of the story keeps the reader on their toes, as more and more things accumulate to make the FBI wonder what is really going on and who to pin the blame on for the murders that point to Kenna. I wish that we weren't in Kenna's head quite so much, since she comes across as a little paranoid that the FBI wants to pin the murders on her without really saying why she thinks that. Her past comes out a little bit at a time, making one realize why she has become who she is. 
While the story is suspenseful and full of twists and turns, it was a little bit grittier than what I usually read. The serial killer who goes after young girls really bothered me. It's also pretty disturbing what happened to Kenna when she was in the FBI. I'm a lightweight when it comes to mysteries though, but I can still say that, for the most part, the author handled things well and didn't go into a lot of details. 
I look forward to reading more books by the author!
I received this book from Just Read tours. This is my honest review.


Lisa Phillips

USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author Lisa Phillips is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). Since then she’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

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(1) winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Cold Dead Night and merch including a custom pen and chapstick.
(3) additional winners will receive an ebook copy of Cold Dead Night.

Cold Dead Night JustRead Giveaway The giveaway begins at midnight September 5, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 12, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only except books available internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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