Review- Dead End Girl (Violet Darger #1)

Dead End Girl (Violet Darger #1)
By: L.T. Vargus & Tim McBain
Release Date: April 12th, 2017
Publisher: Smarmy Press
Series: Violet Darger

The upside of having a Kindle is when you are given recommendations for books you might like. Well, I definitely liked this first book in the Violet Darger series and I dove straight in to the entire series, enjoying my visit into yet another twisted mystery.

Now, this book and series is far from perfect. However, I will say I enjoyed it due to the intriguing background of Violet, Loshak and everyone else we run across. I was, as always, frustrated with the coy “oh look, I have a secret but I’m not talking about it yet,” internal monologue that happens in these kinds of books but still I’m glad I stuck through it.

Violet is a new agent in the FBI, having left her role in Victim Assistance to become a field agent. She is smart, quick and determined so it was easy to cheer for her. She is pared with Agent Loshak as they hunt for a killer that is dismembering bodies and leaving them all over Ohio. We see moments of humanity and imperfection from each of the characters and I liked that. Perfect characters are boring after all.

There isn’t too much I can say about the book without giving a spoiler. Was it perfect? No. Was it horrible? No. Would I recommend it? Yes. Just know that there is a lot of background information and “filler” as the authors describe things in extreme detail. For me it kind of detracted from the book but it wasn’t enough to make me put it down as I was already invested in the story.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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