Monday, August 24, 2015

The 3rd Woman
by Jonathan Freedland

Publisher: Harper
Pages: 416
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  The United States have yielded to the People’s Republic of China – Beijing has written off trillions of dollars of US debt in return for a permanent military presence on US soil. America is now a former global superpower, dependent on and junior to China. And the evidence – cultural and political – is everywhere.
Madison Webb is a work-obsessed journalist who will do anything to get to the heart of a story; to expose lies and corruption. When her sister is brutally murdered, the police seem too eager to write it up as an isolated incident. Madison starts digging and uncovers a series of similar rape-murder cases.
As her investigation beings to attract the media spotlight, Madison draws the attention of some powerful people. And when she reveals the link between the victims, Madison will find out that the Chinese military makes for a terrifying enemy…

Kritters Thoughts:  Political dystopian thriller with a who dun it twist and it worked all together so well!  

Madison Webb is the middle sister with an overbearing older sister and a younger sister who she is realizing she didn't know all that well, but she is finding out all of these things as she investigates the mystery surrounding her sister's murder.  Intermixed with Madison's story are two political stories - 1. China has inserted themselves as they did not forgive the US debt and have taken up residence on the California coast 2. There is a political campaign going on and it could play an interesting part in the murder investigation.  

From the beginning of this book, I was HOOKED!  I read the first 120 pages without getting up and finished the book in just two days!  I had to find out how all of the storylines were going to intersect.  This book is definitely not short on the pages, but there isn't a moment that I would have cut out and I liked that the author took time to have each storyline develop before they really ran into each other.  

This was my first Jonathan Freedland read, but will most certainly not be the last.  From the beginning it felt like a unique book with the Chinese twist and then including a political campaign just took it up a notch and gave the book even more depth that I appreciated.  I loved this one.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.




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