The killer won’t come for you, you fool. He’ll come for me.
Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is, until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help.
For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover—and confidante, confessor, and counselor—of one of the world’s most powerful and deadly men. But a sudden, rash move has put Allie in the crosshairs of a ruthless Russian crime lord. Mort knows of only one place where Allie will be safe: with The Fixer.
As a hired desperado, The Fixer has killed twenty-three people—and Mort was complicit in her escape from the law. She has built an impregnable house, stocked it with state-of-the-art gear, armed it to the teeth, and locked herself away from the world. But even The Fixer may not be able to get justice for Allie when real evil comes knocking.
Praise for The Fixer
“Hot and unpredictable, this debut hurls you down the curvy gray avenues of right and wrong at about a hundred and fifty miles per hour. Strap yourself in!”—Amanda Kyle Williams, author of The Stranger You Seek
“Pitch-perfect . . . solid characters, unpredictable twists and excellent plotting; a must-read for those who enjoy crime fiction.”--Kirkus Reviews
What I liked: Ms Woods has a writing style I enjoy. I also am enthralled with her characters and their development. (Mild spoiler if you've not read the previous books). ***In The Unforgivable Fix, we finally learn more about Mort's "missing" daughter. Thank goodness for a parent's love because Allie Grant is nothing like I expected. The Fixer certainly has Allie's number though and that's what makes this book so good.***
The Fixer and Mort have a relationships of sorts and it's bitter sweet in this installment. Mort loves his daughter and takes her word for everything; that's a mistake. The Fixer is caught in the middle with Allie's secrets and relationship with Mort. The friendship with Mort induces The Fixer to help Allie as much as possible and keep Allie's secrets from her Dad.
This series is moving along nicely. I fell in love with the first book, The Fixer, and frequently check NetGalley for the latest offering. There's a lot going on, not only with the main characters but their backgrounds. The Fixer is so alone and afraid to build any relationships but the friendship has endured and grown. (I'm talking in circle here but don't want to spoil too many plot lines).
What I didn't like: I read The Unforgivable Fix straight through so that tells you, there was nothing not to like!
The ending of this story tore my heart out, but I have hopes for the next in the series and I can't wait to see how Ms Woods resolves the ending!