Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Drift by Jon McGoran

Drift by Jon McGoran

Publisher: Forge Books
Pages: 384
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he’s inherited in rural Pennsylvania.

Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who’s under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He’s more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads—dealers his bosses don’t want to hear about.

But when the drug bust Doyle’s been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what’s growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  A high energy ride that from beginning to end had me flipping pages so quickly!  Doyle is a detective that from an incident is put on suspension and he heads home to his parents' former home as they have both recently passed away.  Upon arriving in the farmland of Pennsylvania, he is immediately swept into some drama that wouldn't normally be seen in this rural, small town.  

From drug busts to car chases, I loved that this off duty police officer/detective couldn't keep himself away from the happenings.  There were times when he would react to a situation and it reminded me of the police officer I live with (my husband), I may have laughed at a few moments that others may not!  I loved the mix of police drama mixed with the drama in the food industry that I was a little naive to.  I felt educated and entertained all in the same book!

I don't always read books that I could suggest to a male audience, but this one would definitely be one that I think men readers would enjoy, even those reluctant male readers.  

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.


  1. Thanks for the great review! Working on the sequel right now. Look for Deadout, August 2014

  2. Sounds like this was one exciting read!

    Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.


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