Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge.She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . . .
In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late.
In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined.
What I liked: I enjoyed the characters in The Fixer very much. Ms Woods was extremely good at making them feel real to the reader. Their emotions became my emotions. While the premise for the storyline has often been used, the execution of story is one of the better ones.
Since this is book one in a series, I feel the author did a good job in making me want to read more. I came to care not only about Mort but some of the secondary characters as well. I'm wondering if Ms Woods will revisit Lydia's character. I truly liked her.
I really enjoyed that the characters drove this novel and not the mystery. The mystery part was secondary to me and I figured it out pretty quickly but "knowing" that part, didn't make me want to put the book down. I wanted to see what each character would do.
What I didn't like: For me, this was not a problem but some might find the pacing a bit off. I thought it flowed well and even though I didn't find it riveting, it held my attention.
Some of the early reviews on The Fixer seem to be from an earlier edition. I did not find the same issues the earlier reviewers mentioned.
I feel The Fixer is very reasonably priced at $2.99 (Kindle edition)