I was furious with the police for most of the book I was stunned when Red somehow got free and the didn t get much support from the Super, in fact she seemed to rip Tess and Finn a new one than once The Super has known Tess since she was a kid, knows the history, so I wasn t sure why she didn t take the threat serious I also didn t expect the Super to be sort of mad at Tess and Finn when they did capture Red Later on I found myself getting pissed right along with Tess when Finn and her were getting beat all to hell for their actions with the crazy guy They did what they had to do to survive, yet they were punished for it I loved that Tess tried to get the powers to be to see what a precarious position they were putting her in by making Finn leave town There were some surprising funny and sweet moments in this one The hen party had me laughing, Tess s last minutes with Denny made me like him, as did Tess s letter to Tommy, I m glad she did that.
I also loved that Finn yelled at Jake about his relationship with Tess, stating the obvious truths that are at odds with their families It needed to be said, but I don t know it will make a difference at all.
I look forward to see what happens to Tess next, to see who this new person coming to help her out at the station and what kind of mess he will be.
Another awesome novel in the Little Town series.
I have to admit that I am prejudice I love this series and the third one was as good as the first two I would not recommend starting with book, but since the first one is free it makes sense to start with Blood Ties anyway.
The story follows three primary threads, a murder mystery, the relationship between Tess and Finn, and the Bycraft story There are enough laughs and cozy moments to balance the drama and sadness that the murder brings Of course Fiona is there bringing her special touch to the story.
I think this one might have been my favorite so far It seemed emotional and even though there was still quite a bit of action, there was alot going on inside Tessie s head that made me connect with her character even I also felt so terribly sad for her at the end of the book, I feel like she s so down that either she s going to stay within that gloom or begin to shut off some of her emotions completely It was nice seeing the Sarge speak forth and to show that he does have a playful side, I really, really like him lots Got to learn a bit about Denny Bycraft abd lemme say I was shocked in a good way about his revelation.
Length of the book was greatly appreciated, although I think I could read about Little Town every day and not grow bored The characters are developing even and I think, might I dare say, that Tessie is maturing even and it s very nice to see that I m awaiting the next installment eagerly, of course Thank you so much for the wonderful read, J.
, it was than I anticipated Very well done lorraine A great third book in the Little Town series Tess is less of a punching bag in this book, but is dealing with the increasing emotional stress in her life Filled with suspense and action you see Tess and Finn face personal and career crisis The end of the book literally had me in tears, which is a rarity for me I look forward to the next book in the series like tomorrow.
I can t make up my mind about this series, I ve read all 3 now and will read the next one as I want to know what happens I like the premise, the plots are OK, there are good characters and the Australian setting is cool, but I m continually annoyed by how completely unrealistic everything is Tess is supposed to be smart but constantly throws herself into danger from losing her temper and putting others at risk for her own ends Finn s relationship is nonsense, it makes no sense for him the stay with a fianc e he doesn t even like Fiona knows how dangerous Red is and is supposed to care about Tess but leaves her to it And I loathe Jake and by extension despise Tess for staying with him just because he s a good shag, when all he cares about is himself and his car I suppose a good writer makes you have feelings for the characters even if they re mostly negative, but I d enjoy these so much if they were believable And I hate dream sequences.
Wow Just finished Blood Feud, the 3rd installment in the continuing Lord let this be adventures of Tess Fuller Of the three books, this one is definitely the best of the lot, although I am not taking anything away from the first two they were great too.
The author, JD Nixon, has perfected the from the frying pan into the fire into the kettle into the fire into the frying pan etc scenario with adroit skill But it never gets tedious or convoluted and this is a breath of fresh air compared to most authors who try this style of writing I am not going to go into the storyline for fear of throwing in a spoiler by accident, but what I will say is that there are two primary subplots One being the prison escape of Red Bycraft, the scum of the Earth, that Tess and her partner Sargent Finn Maguire, captured in a previous novel Close calls, and even closer near death experiences happen through out the novel The second subplot involves a barefooted mystery man who is terrorizing the burg of Little Town and causing all kinds of things to happen Both subplots are extremely well told and you can envision everything as if you were off behind a tree watching all the happenings.
Twists and turns galore, this is one book that, if you have read no other books in the series, will easily propel you into hitting your local eBook store to pick the others up immediately following your perusal of the last page Some who have already read the previous novels, I am sure, are already halfway through reading them once again.
JD Nixon is just one of the reasons that self publishing is taking off and will usurp the power of the printed novels if they aren t careful She quickly became one of my favorite authors of 2012 and I read 150 200 books a year which encompasses a whale of alot of authors with different styles, formatting and basically storytelling.
If you are considering the purchase of this exemplary novel, do so I assure you that you will soon be a devout fan of Nixon s Little Town series, as well as of her other series, Heller.
Enjoy 5 STARS SENSATIONAL WRITING That s all I can say I am completely addicted to J D Nixon and all of her fabulous characters Her writing style is like no other I ve read Her wit, her creativity, and her talent for suspense all need to be celebrated And yes, there is romance The slow building kind that keeps you pleasantly frustrated and dying for It s like the slow and painful torture of a talented lover, that you know will be well worth the wait My only regret at this point is the WAIT I ve run out of books, and the story isn t finished I ll be seeking therapy to deal with the ongoing frustration of waiting for the next book to be released I think a review like this could never do the storyline justice, so I ll leave that for the reader to discover unspoiled What I will say is that should you decide to read this series, prepare yourself for the cornucopia of emotions coming your way I would have loved to see my face change as I read these books I can t tell you how many times I laughed out loud, shouted at my kindle, and engaged in conversation the nearest passerby or victim a barrage of forceful emotion regarding the crazy actions or conversations of these characters And now, I must find a way to move on to another book I feel as distraught as Tessie view spoiler saying goodbye to her Sarge hide spoiler