Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: Unleashed by Emily Kimelman

Goodreads: Joy Humbolt is not a huge fan of people and after getting fired from her latest stint as a barrista she is becoming dangerously close to unemployable. So when Charlene Miller offers Joy her dog-walking business on the exclusive upper east side of Manhattan, Joy is happy to accept, despite a suspiciously quick transaction. But Joy's world is turned upside down when she discovers one of her clients murdered and Charlene gone. Joy can not help but become caught up in her employers lives.

With the help of a rouge Police Detective Joy enters her clients sphere of power and influence searching for the killer. Usually a loner, Joy is disturbed by how much she likes it in their world. These people make the rules but are not bound by them. When tragedy strikes IT becomes clear just how much Joy shares with those she is meant to serve.

Kritters Thoughts: A roller coaster ride that ends up with a few dead, but our heroine on a completely different career path. The twists and turns were fun to follow, while you chase after Joy as she hunts down a killer. Through an undercover NYC S&M club to a few gay and lesbian bars - this story took the reader through every neighborhood in New York City.

I loved the peaks and valleys of the story, from high intensity chase scenes in underground tunnels to the slow moments where she is trying to figure out her next step, it was all believeable and a fun ride. At times I was wondering how everyone was connected, but I believe in the end the puzzle pieces all matched.

The one change I would make was the chapters - at times choppy and short, I didn't understand the spacing of when a story ended and the next began. At the same time I loved how each chapter had a name - what a fun addition which you rarely see.

A great thrill ride for those who are not faint of heart. A little gore and some language may keep few readers at bay - but those who like a fun ride will definitely enjoy this one.

Rating:definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 326

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Unleashed :)

  2. Loved your review. I will be reading this book in a few days. Looking forward to it!
    I found you through the Blog Fest 2011 Giveaway blog hop and am now a new follower. I'll check back later for your Blog Fest Post and entry. I hope you will drop by and enter my Giveaway.
    Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews


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