Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.
Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.
But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them both, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. Beyond even being a vigilante. She’ll have to relive the horrors of the past. Take on one of the most powerful men in the US government. And uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.
In every way, it’s an unfair fight. But Livia has two advantages: her unending love for Nason--
And a lifelong lust for vengeance.
What I liked: I’ve read other books by Mr. Eisler and thought they were good and well-written but my gosh, Livia Lone was outstanding!
The synopsis drew me in and it was something different to keep my reading mood going but I didn’t expect to become addicted to the story and the heroine. Livia is different and the story is told differently than what I’m used to. The synopsis does not do this story justice.
The story is told in the present and the past – Then and Now, so you need to keep track of which portion you’re reading. It’s not all that hard to tell simply based on the information being given.
I’ve heard and read news articles about human trafficking but had never to my knowledge read such a story about it. Mr. Eisler had my attention from the opening and even after I finished the book, it wasn’t a story I could just forget and walk away from. It was gripping, gritty, horrible, and unfortunately believable.
Livia is an excellent lead character. She is driven from the very beginning of the story. I found depths to her personality and character I didn’t expect. She hides quite a bit of her true self from almost everyone with whom she interacts. She could have very well become a sad victim of her circumstances but love, revenge, and the search for her sister drive her forward.
From the beginning to the end of Livia Lone, you will find yourself cheering her on in each situation she finds herself. Mr. Eisler does a fantastic job of hiding many of the little mysteries within the story. I thought I knew the bad guys but I was fooled a few times.
All the characters are extremely well written…good, bad, and middle of the road. I don’t think there was one character that didn’t grab me in some way. The pacing was excellent and I could tell how well researched the setting of the story was done.
What I didn’t like: About the writing, the story or the characters, I have nothing bad to say. The disturbing thing is that the book seems all too real and that just seems like such a bad thing.
The pricing of Livia Lone is a great deal in all the different formats at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, it’s a free read which is one of the reasons I took a chance on the book.
Highly Recommended but the subject matter could be a trigger for some readers.