Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: Snared by Jennifer Estep

Snared is the 16th installment in the elemental assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

Gin Blanco has her hands busy. If it's not tracking down members of The Circle and trying to find out more about it and them, then it is acting on redeemed favors chasing down a missing girl on the mean streets of Ashland.

The first member of The Circle that Gin is pursuing is Damian Rivera. He is the most accessible member she has found thus far. He is a drunk, generally reprehensible, and appears to have little security. Gin sneaks onto his property to see what she can learn. His head of security seems to be more of a threat than Damian. Bruce Porter is for a minimum very alert.

The next day, Jade, a minor boss in Ashland, comes to Gin to collect on her promise of a favor. Since Gin considers Jade a friend, the favor is freely given. One of Jade's girls is missing.

In the course of the investigation, Gin becomes aware of the fact that there appears to be a killer on the loose in Ashland. But there is something different about this one. And the hunter becomes the prey.

The book is well written. The characters are like old friends. There is enough backstory given to enjoy the book, but it would be better if the reader was already familiar with the main characters. I liked that what was revealed in the book as it seemed to give Gin more depth as well as her nemesis, Hugh Tucker.

It's a good mystery, well plotted. I had my suspicions as to who the killer was, but there was a nice little twist involved.

Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's well worth the read. And it's better if you've been reading the series. The series has lasted to 16 installments and Jennifer Estep still manages to keep Gin and her friends fresh.

Snared became available April 25, 2017 from Pocket Books.

Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book via NetGalley. This review includes my own honest opinions and is given freely.