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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother page turner
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018
Gripping characters that suck you in. A story of survival and redemption that draws you in. Hard to put down.
I really like the cover of this book it drew me in to read the prolog and first page. I paid $14.00 for the paperback version of the book at Barnes and Noble. This is a well written technically sound book. This book is worth the money. The Author Patrician Hale has two other books that I will buy for my summer reading 2018. I have and would recommend the book to a friend.
This story starts out a little rough at the beginning. Then settles down a few pages in. The story has some good smart and brave characters in it. The characters where very well developed to where the quality and depth of the characters fit their part in the story. Good balance in the characters development. The story has a good Plot it made me want to read on. Suspense was dripping off of every page, thought she was going to get caught for sure. The characters on the farm had me walking on eggshells at every turn of the page so the Tension was present throughout the whole story. I was definitely rooting for the main character to make it throughout the whole story. The scene development was really good I definitely felt like I was on the farm. I wanted to reach out and grab hold of a couple of those characters for sure. The religious tone and location of the story gave it an especially creepy feel, In a good way.
Cons: Some formatting issues in the spacing between words throughout the book was a little distracting. My personal preference is the chapters are to be labeled 1,2,3. Didn’t like the arc of the story it seems to have come too soon. It made it hard to keep reading at the end. Didn’t catch the sparks?
Many thanks to the author / Intrigue Publishing LLC / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Private Investigators Griff Cole and Britt Callahan are approached by a family friend who asks that they try to locate his daughter, who has been missing for 3 years. The only lead he has is a place called Oracles of the Kingdom.
Oracles of the Kingdom is touted as a refuge, especially for women. They work the farm in return for a roof over their head, a safety net. But as the PI's investigation deepen, they suspect it is much more than that.
And when Britt goes undercover to look for her friend's daughter, she finds more than gardens that need tending, and more than dirty dishes in the communal kitchen. And there's no safety for Britt ...none at all.
WARNING: The subjects broached in this book include prostitution, human trafficking, sexual assault, drugs, alcohol, brutality, physical violence. So much of it is graphically described. If any of these subjects make you uncomfortable, then you should not choose this one as reading material.
It is well-written, as far as bringing to light the subject of human trafficking and how women are sucked into these places such as the fictional Oracles of the Kingdom. They promise so much, but what they demand in return is much, much worse.
Coming from a law enforcement family, I didn't find the characters entirely credible, but they kept me interested in where the story was going.
I am loving Hale’s series!! Just finished this third book that Hale has written and, like the two published before Durable Goods, I could NOT put it down. It’s well-paced and I love getting to know the two main characters (private investigators) while they unravel the case of an always twisted crime through Hale’s unceasingly twisting plot. I’ll definetely be watching for the next in this series!!
5.0 out of 5 starsPatricia's books read like a movie with clear story lines and vivid imagery
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
Patricia's books read like a movie with clear story lines and vivid imagery. In this one she's done it again, Durable Goods is a must read for this new & emerging author. It's so refreshing to stumble on meaningful and easy to read novels. Thanks!!