Thursday, March 14, 2019

Last Night by Karen Ellis

NYPD detective Lex Cole tracks a missing Brooklyn teen whose bright future is endangered by the ghosts of his unknown father's past, in this highly anticipated sequel to A Map of the Dark.

One of the few black kids on his Brighton Beach block, Titus "Crisp" Crespo was raised by his white mother and his Russian grandparents. He has two legacies from his absent father, Mo: his weird name and his brown skin. Crisp has always been the odd kid out, but a fundamentally good kid, with a bright future.

But one impulsive decision triggers a horrible domino effect—an arrest, no reason not to accompany his richer, whiter friend Glynnie on a visit to her weed dealer, and a trip onto his father's old home turf where he'll face certain choices he's always strived to avoid.

As Detective Lex Cole tries to unravel the clues from Crisp's night out, they both find that what you don't know about your past can still come back to haunt you.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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M/F Thriller

This is the second book in this series. It follows Lex, the detective from book one. I was disappointed that this book didn't continue with the characters from the first book.

Crespo and Glynnie are a couple of teenagers who start out with one bad choice that leads to more bad choices and an eventuality that could risk their lives.

It's more of a mystery of the who are you related to and who do you know. While it was entertaining, I wanted more about Lex, as he was the recurring character from book one. I found that his story seemed almost like an afterthought. There was a lot going on in this story and it came at the reader from a lot of different perspectives. They were well developed, thoughtful, and planned, which helped propel the story along. However, it was not really a book two, in the sense that it only mentioned Lex, who appeared in book one.

While this was a good mystery, it lacked chemistry in the relationship department between all of the characters. However, I am hoping that the next book will tie everyone back together, as I really enjoyed the first book.

Also Available in The Searchers Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our A Map in the Dark post.

Karen Ellis is a pseudonym of longtime crime fiction author Katia Lief, who is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Authors Guild. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Last Night (The Searchers #2) by Karen Ellis to read and review.

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