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From New York Times best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the second book in the Shaye Archer thriller series.

Street kids are disappearing, but how do you report that to the police when, from their standpoint, the missing people didn't exist to begin with? Hustle is certain that something bad has happened to his friend Jinx, and the only person he can turn to for help is private investigator Shaye Archer.

Because Hustle helped the young PI while she was investigating her first case, Shaye has already formed an opinion as to his character and believes he's telling the truth. As she digs deeper into Jinx's disappearance, she discovers that Hustle's friend isn't the only one missing. As a frightening pattern emerges, Shaye wonders if she can find the missing kids...before it's too late.

©2016 Jana DeLeon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Better then the first! EXCELLENT SERIES!!

This is book two in the Shaye Archer series. I am so impressed with this series. I've never heard of Jana DeLeon before and after reading a review by Wayne for her previous book I know I would not be interested in her other books. I also know my next two book purchases will be #3 & 4 in this series.
In this book street kids are disappearing with no clues about what has happened to them. The protagonist (Shaye Archer) is approached by a teenage boy she met in book one. One of his friends is missing and no one seems to care but him. When a boy from a prominent family goes missing every one cares. This author is great at deception and leads the reader down an obvious path through 3/4 of the book then springs a twist on that throws you for a loop. This series has everything going for it, but mainly it has that taught suspense that will keep you from putting the book down.
The ending of this book left me gape jawed- absolutely Fantastic!
If you purchase this book on kindle for $5.99 the Audible version is only an additional $1.99.
Julie McKay does an excellent job narrating.
So far this series is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-18-17

Outstanding novel in a great series!

Sinister is Book 2 in the private investigator Shaye Archer series. If you are familiar with other Jana DeLeon series like the romance mystery Ghost-in-Law series or the fantasy romance Mystere Parish series or the cozy paranormal mystery The Happily Everlasting Series or even the wildly successful cozy mystery Miss Fortune Mysteries series, forget about them because the Shaye Archer series novels are serious suspense, and rather dark, mystery/thrillers.

In Sinister the street (homeless) kid nicknamed Hustle is back fro his appearance in Malevolent and is now trying to find his friend and fellow street kid nicknamed Jinx who is missing. Shaye Archer takes his case and finds that other street kids are also missing; there is a pattern. The suspense is intense and the action is constant in this fast paced novel. Having earlier read the paperback versions of some of Ms. DeLeon's books in her other series I would never have purchased books in the Shaye Archer series had Audible listener Shelley not reviewed Malevolent (Book 1 in the series) so positively. Sinister very, very easily meets my criteria for a 5 star rating; it is superb and it is also superbly narrated.

Shaye Archer has a fascinating life story and is a wonderfully empathetic protagonist character. Malevolent was her first case and Sinister her second. She is only 24 years old.

Finally, some who like the suspense mystery/thriller genre may also like Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune Mysteries series. It is relatively light, humorous, and fun fare with less intense suspense. I'll review at least one novel in the series later.

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Great second installment

Jana DeLeon has crafted characters that you love to cheer for and hope they overcome all the obstacles thrown at them. Julie McKay gives a great performance bringing everything to life. If you enjoy high octane mystery/thrillers, you won’t want to miss this one.

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 11-29-17

Second book is as good as the first!

I could not put this down! The suspense and excitement are still riveting in this second book in the Shaye Archer series. The story picks up shortly after the first case. We find that Shaye is stronger and more confident now that she has had a successful case. Secrets of her past have surfaced, which leave her hurt and puzzled.

Both cases that Shaye has taken, share the emotional trauma she suffered in her lost years. That emotional connection gives Shaye the perseverance to save those in need. In Sinister, the client are the street kids. By their very existence it is almost impossible to trace them. This makes them prey to criminals and abuse.

In Sinister, street kids are being thrown away as garbage and no one is concern. That insouciance contributed to no one looking for Shaye. Our heroin was not going to let another kid get lost in the filthy perversion of the morally corrupt.

A triple threat of investigation happens when Peter, a boy from an upper-class family is stolen. The resources of Jackson Lamonte, the detective who got the first case of a murdered kid; Shaye who is hired by the street kid, Hustle to find his friend Jinx, are all mobilized to help the kids.

Jana Deleon continues to add dimension and breath to the characters. The worry of a parent concerning her child, the strength of Shaye to face her fears and the tentative steps toward romance between Jackson are Shayne were palpable to me. That is why I could not put the book down.

The innocence of kids, the abuse they had to endure and their flight from capture kept me right there finishing the book. I could not leave Jinx alone in her dank cell or leave Hustle to his self-flagellation for his inability to keep Jinx save.

Sinister is a thrilling, captivating adventure that I just couldn't put down.

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GREAT SERIES - The Order Matters!!

I love this series. Deleon & McKay make a great team! I normally find cozy mysteries too boring or hooky. This series has the gritty, darker mood I enjoy. DeLeon has created wonderful characters who McKay brings to life with her talent as a voice actor. If you like Karen Slaughter or Lisa Gardner’s writing you will most like love this series too. (One thing I like about the series is the foul language is kept to a limit and there is not any steamy sex scenes.)

P.S. You might find Amazon Kendal has the best deal for the audible version :)

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Evil is out there, so are good people.

Just dark enough to make it a good mystery, with the right amount of humor and heart.

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Kept me edge

Really enjoyed this book, a lot of just in the nick of time scenarios. Nice listen.

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Suspenseful and exciting!

Jana DeLn does it again! This is another page turner. So much excitement and suspense it'll keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I am looking forward to listening to the next book!

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  • Angela
  • Grapevine, TX, United States
  • 03-24-18

Kept me on the edge of my seat!

This series is awesome! I love Shaye and how her own backstory unfolds with each book while investigating other crimes. all the characters are well written and you become invested in their lives.

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This series will suck you in...

Be prepared for nonstop listening, the story lines are so captivating that you will not want the book to end and when it does you are compelled to start the next!!!! Much thanks to the writer she has a forever fan in me!