Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Disillusioned by Christy Barritt

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Waterfall Press (August 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1503934799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503934795

About the Book:

Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are hounding him for answers. All Nikki wants is to shield her brother so he has time to recover and heal.

But soon they realize the paparazzi are the least of their worries. When a group of men try to abduct Nikki and her brother, Bobby insists that Kade Wheaton, another former SEAL, can keep them out of harm’s way. But can Nikki trust Kade? After all, the man who broke her heart eight years ago is anything but safe.…

Hiding out in a farmhouse on the Chesapeake Bay, Nikki finds her loyalties—and the remnants of her long-held faith—tested as she and Kade put aside their differences to keep Bobby’s increasingly erratic behavior under wraps. But when Bobby disappears, Nikki will have to trust Kade completely if she wants to uncover the truth about a rumored conspiracy. Nikki’s life—and the fate of the nation—depends on it.

My Thoughts:

Full disclosure:  I received a copy of "Disillusioned" from Waterfall Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fuller disclosure: I am employed as Christy Barritt's personal assistant.

However, allow nothing I've disclosed to cause you to disregard this review...because this is by far one of Christy's best stories yet.  And it's timely as well.  We live in the age of 'see something, say something.'  But what if what you see...isn't what is really there?

Imagine you or someone you love is labeled a terrorist.  The government has just enough information that, even though you know this person so well, even you wonder if it could be true.  Now imagine that you are pulled into the crime, and labeled a danger to society, with a bounty on your head.

Chilling, isn't it?  And it could happen so easily...that is the truly frightening part.  In "Disillusioned", you'll meet Nikki Wright, struggling to overcome the aftereffects of a horrifying marriage.  You'll also meet her brother, Bobby, who suffers from PTSD...or does he?  Then there is Kade, and Ten Man, and'll have a host of characters to love!

As you read, imagine this story is happening to you.  You won't be able to not think about it.  Christy has crafted a thriller that could truly be 'ripped from the headlines', and it just might keep you up all night long.  It did me.

My thanks again to Waterfall Press for my copy in exchange for a review.  "Disillusioned" is available now, and receives my "For Such a Time" rating.



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