VENGEANCE IN MIND

Written by Natasha Cooper

Review written by Judith Sullivan

Judith Sullivan is a writer in Leeds, originally from Baltimore. She is working on a crime series set in Paris. Fluent in French, she’s pretty good with English and has conversational Italian and German. She is working to develop her Yorkshire speak.


VENGEANCE IN MIND
Simon and Schuster
RRP: £7.99
Released: 5th July 2012
Pbk

This is the first of NJ Cooper Karen Taylor series on the Isle of Wight I have read, having been a long-time fan of the wonderful London set Trish Maguire series. I still miss Trish and her wonderfully patchwork family. Now, though, I am excited about Karen and curious as to where her adventures will take this young forensic psychologist. 

Vengeance in the mind and in vicious practice claim the life of Dan Blackwater, a sort of Philip Green-Richard Branson-Bill Gates amalgam, with some George Clooney charm thrown in. There is nothing gorgeous about the way this guy ends up, butchered with strategic body parts set up for show.

Enter Karen and her sometime paramour Isle of Wight copper Charlie Trench. He recruits Karen – herself reeling from a bewildering break-up – to support the search for the nasties who went after this universally admired businessman.  Who was maybe not so much admired as envied?

Many of the plot points are (sadly) much too believable - addressing as they do people trafficking and the way in which the networks that support this slavery system operate. There are sickening stories but Cooper never crosses a taste line that would detract from the potency of the Vengeance in Mind story. 

The author deftly weaves together Karen’s personal Torn Between Two Lovers dilemma with the main Mack the Knife plot. I suspected the real baddy(ies...) from early on but this is not because of any lack of twists or turns or suspicions. I did not guess all of the reasons or wherefores and enjoyed reading to the end.

I look forward to meeting Karen again and to seeing how she resolves cases including her own Charlie versus Will situation.

I cheated on my wife want my wife to cheat website
online click here what to do when husband cheats
buy generic viagra online viagra vs extenze go
read here how to catch a cheater cheaters
i dreamed my husband cheated on me click here website
how much are abortions abortion debate online
early signs of aids treatments of aids causes of aids/hiv
why do people cheat open i dreamed my wife cheated on me
abortion in islam blog.linglinzhu.com cheap abortions
rx discount pharmacy pensierounico.net print free coupons
rite aid photo coupons blog.phormtastic.com walgreens transfer prescription coupon
ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablets ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg ciprofloxacin hcl uses
tadalafil 20mg open prednisolone pill
walgreens photo online topogroup.com walgreens in store photo coupons
tretinoin 0.025% open ventolin pill
the unfaithful husband blog.gobiztech.com married men that cheat
forms of abortion blog.robard.com coupons promo codes
viagra 100 mg viagra without a doctor prescription viagra without a doctor prescription
viagra pill gruene-kehl.de thyroxine 25mcg
free discount prescription card buyerauctionmanager.com drug coupons
cialis coupons printable site cialis coupons from manufacturer
information on abortion link abortion hotline
sumatriptan migraine headache sumatriptan migraine headache sumatriptan migraine headache
prescription drug cards printable cialis coupon prescription coupons
cialis free sample coupons printable cialis coupon free prescription drug cards
buscopan hund buscopan buscopan preis
allotment click allo allo
dalsy dalsy y varicela dalsy y apiretal
cialis discount coupons online myvisajobs.com coupon for prescriptions
pill abortion bangzontheweb.com abortion pill definition
in clinic abortion pill myhealthreport.ca abortion pill cons
cialis cialis tadalafil cialis 20 mg
lamisil spray lamisil para que serve lamisil spray
post abortion pill abortion pill process when can you get an abortion pill
how much does abortion pill cost continentalnord.com natural abortion pill
flagyl suspension flagyl perros flagyl vademecum
buy abortion pill cicg-iccg.com abortion pill is wrong
addyi review addiyan chuk chuk addyi wikipedia
cialis free coupon coupon for cialis prescription coupons
feldene precio news.hostnetindia.com feldene flas
amoxicillin nedir amoxicillin nedir amoxicillin al 1000


Home
Book Reviews
Features
Interviews
News
Columns
Authors
Competitions
Blog
Shop
About Us
Contact Us

Privacy Policy | Contact Shots Editor

THIS WEBSITE IS © SHOTS COLLECTIVE. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED ELECTRONICALLY EITHER WHOLLY OR IN PART WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE EDITOR.