Category: Ivy Nash Series


Posted on November 30, 2017 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 2017 new release challenge, 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, Ivy Nash Series, John W. Mefford, mystery, thriller / 0 Comments

Title:  IN the End
Author: John W. Mefford
Series: (Ivy Nash) #6
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours 
in exchange for an honest review
Format: Ebook
Published: November 10, 2017
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 247
Reading Challenges:  2017 New Release Challenge

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IN the End is the final book in Ivy Nash series. I am disappointed that my journey with her has ended, but I was excited to see what new adventure she would embark on. It was indeed a great adventure even though it lacked the level of excitement of the previous books in the series. The one thing I hoped she would have gained in this installment never materialised, but she was not worst off because of it. Instead, it strengthened her and made her realise she had all she needed with her friends.
The story began with Mia, a high school student, missing and her parents are seeking Ivy’s help. As Ivy’s mission is to help troubled kids, she has no problem accepting the case. However, she would find herself biting off more than she can chew. This case would prove to be nothing like she has even encountered before. In her bid to uncover who or what is responsible for Mia’s disappearance she would find herself embroiled in another investigation of epic proportions.
Teenagers were turning up dead and animals were being sacrificed. What connection does these events have to Mia’s disappearance? Once again, Ivy has found herself in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Like the earlier books in the series, this story was gritty, nail-biting and suspenseful. However, it was the most gruesome of all the books. It is not for the faint of heart. Ritualistic murders, animal slaughter, abuse and crazed kidnappers featured heavily in this installment. The Catholic Church was at the centre of the story. The author took me on a wild journey which kept me guessing and I could not wait to find out what would happen in the end. 
The series wrapped up nicely leaving me satisfied with how the events unfolded. There were a few loose strings, which paved the way for the start of a new series which I cannot wait to start.
The story featured a diverse set of characters, but my favourites were Ivy and her teenage sidekick Christina. They shared a bond that ran deeper than friendship. They both grew throughout the series. Ivy was still the tenacious, impulsive, fearless, perceptive and sassy heroine I met at the beginning of the series. However, she was no longer closed off when it came to expressing her feelings.  Christina also demonstrated growth. I saw her moving beyond her past and embracing her destiny. It was great spending time with Ivy and her friends.

IN the End provided an exciting conclusion to a thrilling and adventurous series. Fans of thrillers, mysteries and suspense will enjoy this series.

A generation has lost its way. And no one will sin without retribution.

Parents are crushed after their daughter is ripped from their lives. Ivy chases every lead, but the fog of deception is deep.

So very deep.

For mankind, the end is near. How many sacrifices will it take before the cataclysmic events can’t be stopped?

It was supposed to be a confession. Instead, it became a statement of conviction — to Satan.

Will Ivy be able to stop a demonic killer?

It’s one woman’s pledge to save a generation from a fanatical psychopath.

It’s one man’s path to claim his destiny.

Can Ivy possibly back away from the threat?

He believes Ivy has sinned. And it is time for her life to end…just like all the others.

“Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat.” — Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author

“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

Redemption Thriller Series
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last
Books in the Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN Defiance
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

and…..Coming Very, Very, Soon….
Books in the Ozzie Novak Thrillers
ON Edge – book 13 (releasing Nov 28th – pre-order here)
Game ON – book 14 (releasing Dec 12th – pre-order here)
ON The Rocks – book 15 (releasing Jan 4th – pre-order here)
Shame ON You – book 16 
ON Fire – book 17 
ON The Run – book 18 
The Scoop 
By now you’re probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the soon-to-be-released Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect — Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That’s part of the mystery that I’m slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series. 
Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I’ve included a cross-over character — it’s a lot more fun that way. Plus — and here’s the real kicker — I’ll write a final six novels that brings all of the major characters together — Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless. At least that’s my hope. 

Starting with IN The End, I’ll be launching a new book every 2-4 weeks. IN The End will segue into the Ozzie Novak Thrillers. ON Edge (book 1), is due out on November 28. From there, it will be non-stop suspense until all six Ozzie books are released. And my editor tells me that Ozzie Novak is my best character yet.:) So, I hope you’re ready for some thrilling binge-reading. 
How can you catch up if you’ve started the Redemption Thriller Series mid-stream?
Box sets have been created in the Redemption Thriller Series to allow you to pick up a pretty nice discount. To read the first three Alex Troutt thrillers just copy and paste this link into your browser: 
Or, you can search for Redemption Thriller Series Box Set. Alex Troutt Thrillers books 4-6 are also a box set. The Ivy Nash and Ozzie Novak thriller box sets will be coming soon.
About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner.

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and an astute observer of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn’t stop.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense — the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.

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