Author: Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba
Publisher: Ever After Edition
Published: June 16, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Review: ARC provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
The second sequel of Bird Of Prey
Bird Of Prey (Semya Slotin Mystery)
The truth this time, and nothing but the truth…
Polliannah Koch Guryev is in trouble and her boyfriend is dead.
It's not the first time amateur sleuth Sémya Slotin finds herself on the first plane to rescue her best friend, but nothing's prepared her for what she finds in Toronto. Polliannah is a widow and her late husband John Allen was a hit man for the powerful Dovos family. What did they want from her? Why is this happening? One thing they do know: their carefree life back in London is officially over.
Sémya’s long-time boyfriend Josh Heinz knows more than he lets on, but as usual he’s not telling her anything. In fact, everyone knows more, but nobody’s talking. But that never stops Sémya Slotin, Detective Extraordinaire, from finding out the truth beneath the lies…
But at what cost? Old conspiracies and secrets resurface that put them all in peril. Sémya’s worst fears about her relationship with Josh and his past are confirmed, and the rift between them may never heal.
Sémya and Polliannah’s world is falling apart. Will they be able to come out of this stronger?
Oh, and did I mention that Polliannah got married?
Even though this book is part of a series I can see it as a stand alone. There is a lot of action within the story line. When Polliannah went off with John to Toronto, she had no clue what would happened. Oh she got married but became a widow pretty quickly soon after. Now Polliannah has asked her friend Semya for help on finding out why John died. And we all know that Semya is awesome at figuring out mysterious, and this of course is no different. But secrets will come to life the question is will it hurt all those involved? With Polliannah going through a rough patch, and Semya trying to help her. Semya is taking on a lot more she is having her heart torn but trying to keep it all together. Now there are sex scenes within this story so I highly suggest this book to be more 18+. You get to meet more of the brothers of Polliannah and new revelations with them and what they have to do with the story is great. Towards the end there is a big OMG moment that I hope we get another story with these characters because I want to know what is going to happen. Oh and Semya's life is going to change big, I can't even say without giving anything away.
If you haven't followed this author yet, then I suggest you start. You can start with this book or you can start from the beginning with Bird of Prey and go from there.
I'm an Afro-Canadian chick-lit writer... That was a mouthful!
My first novel This Could Have Been Our Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad (Book 1 of the Coulda Woulda Shoulda Songs Series) has just been released in January. I currently live in London but I'm still a Canuck at heart.When I'm not living the bohemian life in South East London, I'm hard at work on the second book, This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy Tunes and Dancers Tales.