I am thrilled to bring to you a review of Unscrupulous by M.E. May. I received a copy of this from the author’s publicist in exchange for an honest review.
About the book:
Christmas is only a week away, but not all is merry and bright for Sergeant Brent Freeman and his partner, newly promoted Detective Anne Samuels. They find themselves facing more than a homicide when they discover the victim’s five-year-old daughter, Maricella, is missing. When suspicion moves to human trafficking and gang involvement, the FBI sends in two of their best to assist in the investigation. In the meantime, two people who insist her mother didn’t want her anymore have transported a terrified little Maricella out of state. Fortunately, she finds solace in two older children. These two soon realize their captors are prepping Maricella for organ harvesting. Their main goal becomes to protect her at any cost, even if it means running away in the snow and bitter cold temperatures of December without any knowledge of the area where they’re being held. Can Maricella’s newfound protectors get her out of the house and to safety before the doctor decides she’s a transplant matche? Will Brent discover where these unscrupulous persons are hiding the children before it’s too late?
About the author:
M.E. My lives in the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Paul, and their white husky Iris. Born in Indianapolis, she spent most of her years there or in a suburban town near there. Although she has physically moved away, her heart still lives in her hometown. She has a son, daughter, and four wonderful grandsons living in Central Indiana. She attended Indiana University in Kokomo, Indiana, studying Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her interest in the psychology of humans sparked the curiosity to ask why they commit such heinous acts upon one another. Other interests in such areas as criminology and forensics have moves her to put her vast imagination to work writing crime fiction that is as accurate as possible. In doing so, she depicts societal struggles that pit those who understand humanity with those who are lost in a strange and dangerous world of their own making.
In creating the Circle City Mystery Series, she brings to life fictional characters who work diligently to bring justice to victims of crime in the city of Indianapolis. She also hopes her readers will witness through her eyes, the wonderful city she calls her hometown. Learn more at http://www.memay-mysteries.com.
What I thought:
First of all, I haven’t read any of the other Circle City Mysteries, but this read like a stand alone, so its okay. A little girl goes missing and detectives soon realize that this is so much more than a missing child case.
One thing I really liked about the book, that for the issues and topics that were raised, it still remained a pretty clean book. I would only recommend it for mature readers but that’s because of the subject matter. Another thing is that it moved really quickly. There were no slow spots.
One thing I wasn’t crazy about was I felt there were a lot of characters, especially the detectives. I had a little trouble keeping them straight at points, but this may be because I haven’t read any of the other books. They may be in those books as well, and I might could have kept better track if I read them.
However, aside from that I was still able to keep up and enjoy the book. I thought it was well written, and definitely well researched. The characters were solid and likeable (And not likeable, haha.) It was also easy to read, and a fairly quick read.
I give it 4 stars.
I definitely plan on reading the other Circle City Mysteries as well!