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Review; Black Sheep – C. J. Lyons

Black Sheep

by

C. J. Lyons

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“It’s the one mystery Supervisory Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney has never solved: her father’s suicide after he had to arrest his best friend for murder. It drove Caitlyn to become one of the FBI’s best – and most unorthodox – agents.

‘So when the man she holds responsible for her father’s death begs her assistance in finding his missing daughter, Caitlyn is horrified. But, as whispers of half-understood conversations from her childhood begin to come back to her, the agent inside Caitlyn must admit that something doesn’t feel right.’

‘Her search brings her back to her North Carolina hometown, now vibrant with new money, old lies, and an unknown enemy who will do anything to keep Caitlyn from learning the truth…”

– This is not something that I would normally pick up to read. But I think its important to do that from time to time – to read outside of your ‘usual’ genre choice. a). it gives you a ‘break’ from reading the same genre, b). as a writer it may open up ideas for future work, c). as a writer it can open new ways of writing – new ways to represent your words.

– So what was it like? It was a fairly interesting, and a good-paced page turner. It has enough intensity thrown in to keep you reading until the end. It has a bit of everything and Caitlyn is a truly likeable and ‘real’ character and who steals the show in almost every scene – apart from the ones with Smokey! A good read for those who like their thrillers with just the right amount of suspense and intrigue. I probably won’t be picking up another thriller/crime genre book for a while but that’s just preference and no reflection on C. J Lyons, who is a very gifted story-teller. I did become engrossed by the story and by the characters that she created, and was surprised at the ending; so on the whole I’d have to admit that I did enjoy it. Personally I’d give it 3/5 but I’m fairly new to this genre and haven’t read much to compare it by. But I think for someone who regularly reads the genre I feel that there is enough intrigue and pace to award it 4/5. So for argument’s sake I give Black Sheep 3.5/5.

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