Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Review - Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Made to be Broken
Nadia Stafford, Book 2
Kelley Armstrong
Bantam Books
February 24, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-553-58838-5

Book blurb:
The author of the acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series returns with her latest novel featuring an exciting heroine with a lethal hidden talent. This time she’s hot on the trail of a young woman no one else cares about—and a killer who’s bound to strike again.

Nadia Stafford isn’t your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she’s known only as “Dee” to her current employer: a New York crime family that pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance and her old instincts go into overdrive.

With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. Now, with her obsession over the case deepening, the only way Nadia can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts—and either bury them for good, or die trying. Because in her book everyone deserves a chance. And everyone deserves justice.

My thoughts:
When a young woman she employs at her lodge disappears with her baby, Nadia Stafford suspects foul play. Her past and her work as an assassin are about to play a heavy role in tracking down the girl.

With Jack recovering from an injury, he’s available to keep an eye on her and help in the search. Nadia also has Quinn, a fellow assassin and more, helping by gaining information with his government ties. What they find at the end of the trail may lead to much more than one girl’s disappearance, but it’s the fate of one girl who threatens to tear Nadia apart.

This is the second book in the Nadia Stafford series. Ms. Armstrong shares a suspense filled adventure and shows a deeper look into her heroine. It was July 2007 when we first met the characters in this series, and I was amazed to realize how vividly they’ve remained in my memory. Made to be Broken is well-detailed, packed with danger, and offers up romantic possibilities. Can’t wait for more!

To learn more about Made to be Broken, please visit Ms. Armstrong’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Gosh, I'm so behind. *sigh* At least I know the second one will be good (= Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

You'll get to read them right in a row when you get to them in your TBR stack! :) Thanks Mishel!