IN Defiance by John W Mefford (Ivy Nash Thriller series Book 1) – Book Review/Giveaway

Author John W. Mefford introduces Ivy Nash in the second series of the Redemption Thriller Collection.

A volatile hostage situation at a foster home reaches a bitter end: shots are fired, some die, some live to tell a sordid tale. In the midst of the anguish and confusion is one child who will bear the scars of this unbelievable turmoil.

As a special investigator for Child Protective Services, Ivy Nash lives by one rule: she’ll do anything to fight for the wellbeing of children. Anything. Something that was never done for her. As a “system” kid, she spent time in seventeen foster homes. Seventeen.

Very quickly, the facts of the case are blurred…accusations of sibling abuse, connections to drugs. Nothing lines up, and authorities want it all to go away. Their target? A ten-year-old boy. Unrelenting in her pursuit to find the truth, Ivy and her new friend Cristina uncover alarming new information to pinpoint who is at the root of the crime.

But evil knows no boundaries. Shockwaves of her most horrific childhood memories erupt into the present, and Ivy knows that she’s in the fight for her life.

Part of the Redemption Thriller Collection which includes the Alex Troutt Thrillers and the upcoming Ivy Nash Thrillers. While all of the novels can be read as a stand-alone, there is a connecting thread in the Redemption Thriller books that will be unveiled over time. For a more fulfilling reading experience, books should be read in order: Alex Troutt, and then Ivy Nash. More series will be added into the collection within the next year. 

My Review:

I love a good thriller book. John W Mefford always delivers a great read and this was no different. I finished another series of his not too long ago and am excited I get to read to this one as well. Ivy Nash is not your average child protective services worker. She has a background that was hard to read about but makes her so much better at her job. She is a perfect heroine for this series and I really connected with her.
I as dragged into the book and did not want to stop reading. It starts out with action and does not slow down. This made it fun and fast read for me. The mystery Ivy has to solve is interesting and I really wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. I loved the book!


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