Author(s): John W. Mefford
Published by Sugar Hill Press on July 7, 2017
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
Evil knows no boundaries.
The unthinkable happens. And a grandfather grieves.
Ivy sees his pain, feels his pain, but she can't connect the dots.
How can Ivy possibly locate the missing kids?
A community comes together to fight back. Yet, the battle is useless against an invisible foe.
But Ivy knows the scent of a predator.
Can anything prepare her for the fun house?
A terror unlike any other.
Is clinging to life worth the hell that she will pay?
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Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN DEFIANCE - Book 1
IN PURSUIT - Book 2
IN DOUBT - Book 3
BREAK IN - Book 4
IN CONTROL - Book 5
IN THE END - Book 6
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Wow! What a ride. I enjoyed every book I have read by John Mefford and could not wait to dive into Break IN. True to form; Mefford delivered a fast-paced and suspenseful story filled with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end.
Ivy Nash has once again found herself embroiled in a criminal investigation, which involves kidnapping. She is trying to secure office space when she was hired by an elderly man to locate his grandson who had been kidnapped. However, as soon as that one is found a next one was taken. Are both kidnappings related, and if so why is this man’s family being targeted? Ivy’s determination to obtain the answers to these questions, would lead her on a road riddled with danger and have her reliving her worst nightmare.
The story started out a bit confusing. At first, I was not sure what was happening, but as I delved deeper into the story, the events became clearer. I enjoyed how the story unfolded. Just when I thought I figured out who was behind the kidnapping, Mefford, shakes things up and I find myself re-thinking my original theory. There was enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat, especially near to the end when things became more intense.
As usual, I had fun with the characters. New characters were introduced that were difficult to figure out if they were good or bad. Of course, the truth as to who they were and their motives were not revealed until near the end. Ivy was her usual self in this installment. An advocate for unfortunate children. I admire her strength and tenacity. She has been through a lot, but she does not intend to slow down.
Break IN was an exciting addition to the Ivy Nash series. The story was well paced, intriguing and riveting. If you enjoy thrillers that keeps you guessing from beginning to end, then you will enjoy this series.
“An intense and heart wrenching story that keeps you engaged from beginning to end.”
— Simon Wood, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.
“I love the way that Mefford writes, seamlessly jumping between characters and time frames with no confusion, and he is extremely descriptive of the setting . You almost feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a book!” — Hilary Mahoney, Elusive Red Tiger
Above reviews from An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 1, IN Defiance
Q and A with author John W. Mefford:
Q: What do the Ivy Nash Thrillers have to do with the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: The Ivy Nash Thrillers comprise the second sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series. The Alex Troutt Thrillers are the first sub-series. While I’ll eventually write a series that connects the major characters and plots from all the sub-series, you don’t have to read the AT books prior to the IN books. But I have to say, the AT thrillers are darn good.
Q: So you’re saying you don’t have to read the Alex Troutt Thrillers before the Ivy Nash Thrillers?
JWM: Nope. While a few of the characters might occasionally overlap between the series, they can be read as stand-alone. And then I’ll wrap everything up in a final set of six novels that connects all of the main characters and stories from each sub-series. If you haven’t read any of the Alex Troutt thrillers yet, you can try out the first three at a pretty nice discount. Just search for Alex Troutt Box Set.
Q: Can you give some insight into how Ivy Nash might connect to Alex Troutt down the line?
JWM: Sure…and then I’ll send over a hit squad. Seriously, I’ll be sprinkling in a few clues along the way for those who pay close attention to the details, but it will all come together in that final six novels of the Redemption Thriller Series. And it will be explosive and gut-wrenching at the same time.
Q: How many different sub-series are you planning to have in the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: Right now, I see four sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series, with six novels in each. It’s the most challenging and fulfilling creative endeavor I’ve undertaken. I hope you enjoy the journey.
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Sounds good. I’ve been looking for books to add to my thrillers list. It’s not a genre I usually read but I’m trying to branch out.
For What It’s Worth
This would be a good series to begin with.
That sounds really good.
Unfortunately this doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and also the interview with the author!
I havent’ read this author, and this looks like a good series. I am going to research it. Thanks.
You are welcome, Heidi. If you do decide to read it, I hope you find it enjoyable.
sounds interesting and nice review 🙂
I love the sound of Break In! I have never heard of John Mefford but it sounds like he writes a wicked suspense. I need to investigate further 🙂
This does sound exciting. I haven’t read anything by this author but I will have to keep this series in mind. Great review!
Thanks Carole. It was exciting indeed.
Sounds like a solid series. I love the covers for the Ivy Nash books. They definitely give you a feel for the mystery and suspense inside the books.
Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous
Kind of creepy cover
So true. 🙂
Wow, SO interesting. Thanks for sharing. Awesome review. I’ll check it out. ?❤️
Thanks Geybie. I hope you do, his books are good.
Sounds like an interesting read. Glad you enjoyed it so much.
Yes, it was.
I have never tried this author, but love the genre. This series sounds great!
I think you will love this one Kim.
I really like how this sounds! Hugs…RO
Sounds like you thoroughly loved this one and the series, can’t wait to read you review on the next book x
Yes, I have been enjoying the series a lot. I can’t wait to read the next book.