Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare by Fern Michaels

My rating: 5 Stars

From Goodreads:  The Sisterhood: a group of women bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Now their male allies, the Men of the Sisterhood, have formed a top-secret organization of their own, with the same goal of helping the helpless and righting the wrongs of the world . . .

When the call comes, the Men of the Sisterhood drop everything to help their friends. This time it’s Cyrus, their four-legged hound dog and unofficial mascot. While member Joe Espinosa is driving along an isolated country road with Cyrus in tow, he catches a glimpse of movement in the woods bordering the road and notes Cyrus pawing desperately at the car window. As soon as he pulls over to investigate, Cyrus bolts out the door and leads Joe to three children clustered together--bedraggled, silent, and scared out of their wits. As soon as he has brought the children to safety, Espinosa arranges an urgent meeting.

My review:  From a shocking beginning to an amazing, tear-filled conclusion, Truth or Dare proved to be a fast-paced, often chilling, read. After drying my eyes, all I could do was to say Wow! The subjects of child kidnapping and trafficking are never easy to read about, even in the works of fiction. But, they are done delicately, albeit realistically, here in this book. As the kidnapped children are hoped to be reunited with their mother, Allison, who has gone rogue from the CIA, the question as to whether or not she will ever be able reunite with them, exonerate herself and have a normal, everyday life with her children. Meanwhile, will these traffickers be stopped?

This is Fern Michaels fourth book in The Men of the Sisterhood Series. As I hadn't read any of the books in this series, I purchased all of the previous books, including the novellas. I read Upside Down in order to familiarize myself with the characters in the BOLO team. I loved Joe, Abner, Jack, Charles, Harry and the rest of the team. I especially loved Maggie and Lizzie. I am eager to read all of the previous titles, and am truly excited for the fifth book. One thing I look forward to learning is how the women began working along with the BOLO team. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the stunning dogs Cyrus and Cooper. The story wouldn't have been the same without them.

Many thanks to Kensington Books and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinions.

Date of publication: June 26, 2018

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