It's time again for another review of an Indie author's novel for the Indie-Fever Reading Challenge 2013.
About the Author
Sara Rosett is a native Texan and author of the Ellie Avery mystery series and the On The Run travel thrillers. As a military spouse, Sara has moved around the country (frequently!) and traveled internationally, which inspired her latest travel thrillers. Publishers Weekly called Sara's books, "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling."
Sara loves all things bookish, considers dark chocolate a daily requirement, and is on a quest for the best bruschetta.
Review of Elusive (Book #1 in the On the Run Series) by Sara Rosett
I won this eBook from a LibraryThing Member Giveaway.
Zoe lives with her ex-husband in separate areas of one house. They never interact or see each other. After her ex is missing and presumed dead, his business partner is discovered killed and the business’ bank account suddenly has millions of dollars. Zoe becomes the prime suspect of conspiracy, fraud and murder. What follows is a complete turnaround of this self-employed, single woman’s life. She is forced to defend herself, find the truth about the crimes, and learn what really happened to her ex, while being pursued in both the US and Italy.
I chose to review this book mainly because it was set in Italy, a country I had lived in for a year and a half total, and I speak the language… at least as much as I remember. It’s been a while. Otherwise, it’s not the type of book I would normally read.
The main characters are likeable and intelligent, and attempt to allude law enforcement and bad guys with good magnetism. It is well written and easy to follow. Although the plot has a sufficient amount of intrigue, there were a few times when the main character’s reaction to her situation did not ring true. There were strong bad guys and gals, and all the ends were neatly tied after some clever twists. Other points in the plot seemed a little unbelievable.
Overall, if you are into international mysteries with intrigue and strong characters, you may enjoy the first book of this On the Run series.