Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Review: Jacob's Descent by Sandra Brannan

Jacob's Descent
by Sandra Brannan

Publisher: River Grove Books
Pages: 264
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Liv has been forced to take a leave of absence from her job at the FBI following the tragic death of her love, Jack Linwood. She finds herself back home in Rapid City, South Dakota, far from her closest friend and colleague, Streeter Pierce, and her trusted dog, Beulah. Struggling with the risks and pressures of her career and the nostalgia of home, a heartbroken Liv questions whether or not she has made the right choices in life. As if that weren’t enough, she finds herself sitting in a bar, staring up into the faces of the bizarre wax heads of the infamous citizens of Deadwood—where her bullheaded sister Agatha has dragged her to drink off her pain. 

When it seems Liv will at last be left alone to mourn in peace, a beloved friend of the Bergen family is beaten beyond recognition and left for dead. Liv is suddenly catapulted into the middle of an investigation of a hundred-year-old murder case and a dark and twisted, century-old family feud. Aided—and sometimes derailed—by her comical sisters, a police officer who doesn’t trust her, a cryptic research paper, and a frightening and formidable motorcycle gang member, Liv must discover who beat her friend nearly to death before the perpetrator returns to finish the job and time runs out.

Kritters Thoughts:  I have read this series and have loved each book individually and as it keeps the story of the main characters moving.  I love how each book's mystery is basically self contained, but you don't want to start in the middle of this series because there are major character arcs that start in book one and are still going on.

In this book, Liv has returned home and is taking a leave of absence as she has had some major life happenings and needs to step back and regroup.  Of course, trouble always follows her and something happens while she is home and she gets/puts herself in the middle of it all.  

I love that although you know that she is the main character of the series and the main character can't die, she gets close enough that you wonder if maybe!  I read this book knowing that there was another after, so I had some safety knowing there was going to be another book, but you never know!

This book seamlessly led into the next book, so I was glad that I held off reading it until I had the next book in hand.  I don't always love reading a series of books back to back, but I was glad to read these two in a row.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel  
     (come back tomorrow for a review of the next in this series)

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 65 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  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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