REVIEW BOOK TOUR – AT Large by John W Mefford

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, John W. Mefford, Review, thriller / 1 Comment

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Alex Troutt Thriller Series #2

AT Large

The pursuit of the truth. The hunt for a life.

For the first time in months, FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt feels almost normal, hanging out at a local bar with friends after work. Not long into the evening she stumbles over one of the most disturbing images she has ever seen.

And that’s only the beginning.

A body is found in Lowell, the human damage, once again, inconceivable. Hours later, another strike. Pushing heartache aside, Alex immerses herself in the investigation. But with every new clue comes a new twist.

With the killing spree drawing the attention of every intelligence and law enforcement agency in a five-state radius, Alex is forced to partner with an egomaniac from the CIA. Yet, even with limitless resources, every step forward proves to be a step too late, the kill list seemingly endless.

Once the killer makes it personal, Alex is left with no other option—she must confront the person who destroyed her life to try to cease the vicious murders. And when she finally learns the killer’s end game, every second counts if she has any hope of stopping the brutal killings.

The hunt will end. Will Alex?

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 I was disappointed with how the story in At Bay unfolded as such I was a bit uncertain if should continue the series.  However, I made up my mind to give At Large a chance and if there was no improvement then I would abandon the series. Now that I am at the end of this installment I have no regrets with my decision.  For me this was a more entertaining, gripping and suspenseful read than its predecessor.

It picked up from where At Bay left off, however, it should be noted you don’t necessarily have to read them in order as it can be read as a stand-alone. However, if you are the type of reader who like things in order, then by all means you read At Bay before reading At Large.
It would appear that there is a new serial killer on the loose whose motive was revenge. Discovering the reason for these revenge murders made for a thrilling read. I was quickly reminded why I enjoyed reading John Mefford’s work.
I liked the main character.  Alex Troutt is a tough as nails FBI agent who was not about to let memory loss or the murder of her husband get in the way of her investigation.  She never had a chance to grieve the death of her husband before she found herself embroiled into another case.  She is not the type to back down. It is evident that when she takes on a task, be it work or home related, she gives it her all, and this case was no different. She was determined to uncover who was behind these murders.
It is evident that the killer has some deep seated issues.  A note of warning, if you are squeamish then this may not be for you as this story is graphic. The killer’s motive was evident, but what was not obvious was the reason for wanting revenge.  Mr. Mefford has a knack for keeping his readers in suspense until the very end.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I am eager to find out if Alex will fully regain her memory. I am also keen to know what next the author has in store for his fans. If you enjoy thrillers and you are looking for something new to sink your teeth in, then the Alex Troutt series would be a good place to start.

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AT Bay (Alex Troutt Thriller series #1)

Alexandra Giordano never knew she had it so good. Until it was all gone in an instant.

As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn’t sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that’s when she begins to question everything, including herself.

Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome…anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind.

And then it happens—a bizarre, ritualistic murder. She loses herself in her work, fully immersed
in the investigation. Unable to recall even her own kids, she’s somehow able to formulate
coherent theories on what type of person could pull off such a sickening act.

As her mind slowly plugs a few memory gaps, her emotions are scrambled by the reality of her
worlds colliding. And the resulting explosion tears her in two.

Can she pick up all the incendiary fragments to solve the twisted crime while she clings to some
semblance of sanity?

One woman can only keep so much…AT Bay.

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About the Author

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

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One response to “REVIEW BOOK TOUR – AT Large by John W Mefford

  1. Sharon Martin

    Yay, so glad you decided to give the next book a try, even better that you enjoyed it! 🙂