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    Fast paced page turning tense psychological thrill

    What better way to spend a winter’s night than with a good book and the right atmosphere for a brilliant read. Carolyn Arnold has done it again. This time Madison is under threat but does not know where or when the attack will happen. The psychological mind is expertly probed and described on how we react to the fear of the unknown. Character traits and beliefs are at the forefront of this tense and absorbing thriller. When your life is challenged to the ultimate test of to survive you must kill, what would we do? A fast paced page turning tense psychological thriller which draws the reader in to the dark side of the human nature. How does the normal person react when faced with danger no-one knows until it is out to the test but Carolyn writes with an in-depth knowledge of the human psyche. Praise for Carolyn Arnold and Madison Knights trials and tribulations a great read.
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    Power Struggle is a murder-mystery with a thriller

    Madison Knight, a smart and strong detective, is not one to go down without a fight, even when the stakes are high. The nightmares haunted her ever since Constantine Romanov, a Russian hit-man, slid through the prison bars ten months ago. She tried to remind herself of how impossible it is for him to return to Stiles—the fictional city this story is set in—but when a murder case pops up, Madison knows how this all can connect back to the Russian mafia; all she needs is a proof or Constantine himself. I really liked this book. The third-person limited narration works as the strongest asset of the story. It’s uncommon to find a murder mystery that not only keeps the suspense built or the killer a secret but also tags the readers alongside the protagonist. There aren’t any disclosures or firm theories shoved in the face of the reader; there are possible speculations that are mentioned even if they aren’t correct. This made it possible to penetrate the mind of Detective Knight and actually live the conundrum. Another positive point is the slow disclosure of revelations; this made the story more of a progressive account rather than an information dump. Everything doesn’t makes sense immediately but as things keep unraveling, the bigger picture comes into focus. It’s almost phenomenal how everything is intriguing to a reader despite of being exposed to all the current happenings in the scene. Characters are quite well developed with a special, and much deserved, emphasis on the main character, Madison. She is an excellently crafted persona who isn’t flawless or ideal. She makes mistakes, she regrets making those mistakes, and tries her best to correct them. Not only this, her commitment issues made her relationship with Troy, her boyfriend, difficult, leading to more turmoil to an already long list of issues. Madison’s equation with her mother is another addition to a hard but realistic life of this character. Basically, the story is not just about a killer and his killing, but also dips into the protagonist’s problems. The climax was good. More than the execution of it, I loved how it revolved around our fighter lady and she did what she wanted to do—what she had to do. There wasn’t any damsel in distress situation set up for a man, or the SWAT team (of which Troy was a part of) in this regard, to rescue Madison or her sister, Chelsea. This definitely fueled my need for strong female characters and all in all, made my day! Another teeny tiny bit that made my feminist soul happy was how Madison wasn’t resigning from this case, despite of her personal connection to the scenario, because she wanted to prove to her boss that the police force is not a boys-only-club. Just one thing that didn’t work for me—and cost a half-star—was the failure to not use the mainstream tactic that pops into one’s head when there’s a number code to decipher. Over the entire length of the novel, the expert team who had strained their eyes by continuously staring at the ten digits, that were meant to be something, couldn’t figure out what it was. In fact, this wasn’t even what let me down; it’s the timing of the revelation that disappointed me. Suddenly, now that the climax is going to peak, everybody gets to this ten-digit-code and cracks it in a few minutes…what? Why didn’t they try doing that all this time? And the code is apparently an important evidence and clue. I totally recommend this to those who enjoy murder-mysteries and a female detective who is keen on solving a crime as well as her own dismantled life. **Disclaimer: I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.**
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    Crime Thriller

    After being almost killed by a Russian mob hit man, Madison Knight is beginning to pull herself together. She has the occasional nightmare, the more often flashbacks, a bit of PTSD, but she's getting better with the help of a therapist and the love of her boyfriend. But the hit man is back ... and he wants to finish what he started. He's brazen enough to send her a letter announcing his arrival .. and threatening to kill her family and all those she loves. Madison and the entire police department is looking for him, but when her sister goes missing, she knows the end game is in sight. This is a terrific addition to the series! The Russian mob has been a running thread through the last several books and a lot of those threads will be solved. The characters are well defined and it's been a pleasure watching as Madison has aged, has seemingly turned her personal life around and survived whatever life has thrown at her. Her devotion to her family comes through in bright lights in this story. The premise is a good one with lots of excitement, credible suspects as bodies fall, and a cold hearted villain. Although this does fine as a stand-alone, as always, I highly recommend starting at the beginning so as to not miss any of those nuggets that make this a top notch series. Many thanks to the author for the advance digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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    The book is filled with mystery and suspense

    Detective Madison Knight is back in the eighth instalment of the ‘Detective Madison Knight Series’ by Carolyn Arnold. In Power Struggle, Detective Knight is investigating the murder of Jimmy Bates, found dead in his bed after having been tortured. This case is too close for comfort though for Madison. Back before Madison had been born, Jimmy had murdered her grandfather, so to see him killed in this manner gives her slight satisfaction. However, she can’t help but notice the similarities between the way Jimmy was murdered and an old case in which the murderer, Constantine Romanov, got away, not before nearly killing Madison. Is Constantine back and is Madison still on his hit list? Power Struggle is the first Detective Madison Knight book that I have read. Whilst I would advise reading the series in order, I can honestly say that I never had an issue understanding the plot, nor the characters. There are some moments when it would have been good to have known the back story, but when it came to those that actually mattered, Ms. Arnold had given us information to understand them fully. The book not only deals with Madison and her career as a detective, but also her family and personal life too. She is a tough woman with a soft centre, but she makes sure that she always puts on her game face and never lets anyone see how scared and unsure she is on the inside. Ms. Arnold had me gripped to each and every page, which heightened with the discovery of a second victim, and then the confirmation that Constantine was back, and that he was not only targeting Madison this time, but her family and friends too. There were numerous people who could have been pulling Constantine’s strings, but who and why wasn’t revealed until the very end. The book is filled with mystery and suspense, surrounded by plenty of action. It is a terrific book that was not only enjoyable but intensified as the plot progressed. I can’t wait to read more by Ms. Arnold.
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