ARC Review: need to find you by Joseph Souza

29247769Title: Need to Find You
Author: Joseph Souza
Publisher: Kindle Press
Published: March 15, 2016
Pages: 385
Genre: Mystery
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Yasmine 'Yaz' Weeks would prefer to forget her troubled past and the vile crimes committed against her, but when she discovers a hidden memoir in a kidnapped girl's cell phone, Yaz finds herself on the run with an opportunity for retribution. She soon learns that the memoir has the potential to ruin both the reputation of its late great author, Robert Cornish, as well as the reputations of many influential people.
Whip Billings, an ex-cop, unwittingly becomes entangled in the mystery of the missing phone. Realizing that this newfound memoir could significantly hurt the sales of Cornish's classic novel, Force of Will, he begins to search for Yaz. But why are the cops, and a mysterious drug kingpin known only as The Viking, also looking for her?
In his quest to find Yaz, Whip uncovers a vast network of political corruption, long hidden family secrets, and a series of reprehensible crimes. As the bodies in town begin to pile up, Whip knows that he must track down Yaz before she also turns up dead.

I received this book to give an honest review.

This was a good mystery for me, to not find out who "The Viking" was until almost the end was awesome. I thought about 75% into the story I knew who this person was but I was not right though I was not that far off. 
Whip is an ex-officer who when he went undercover his cover was blown ever since then he has turned into an alcoholic. He has gone through rehab and plans on being sober but it doesn't help when he comes back to his home town to bury a family member. While in mourning or in the bottom of a bottle he gets asked to find a missing girl. This leads him on a journey that will have him deal with the person who he was undercover trying to find "The Viking" at what cost will he find out who this man is? Will he become sober enough to solve the case and bring her back home or will too many people get caught in the cross hairs of this man.
Yaz she is a fighter through and through she has been through hell and back and she is not giving up until she finds the person she is looking for on top of ending the man who had kidnapped her and used her. I liked Yaz and I liked how she tried to stay alive while trying to get answers.
It all starts when Yaz is given a phone from the girl who ends up missing, and her past ends up right in her face. Whatever is on the phone is something very important and no one wants it getting out. In comes Whip he has to find Yaz as she may be able to help him track down who he is looking for but while he doing that he also comes face to face with some corrupted law enforcement officers especially one that blew his cover years before. Great story line, great characters especially Yaz, the action was good and the pace was steady. I really enjoyed this book and this author's ability to pull you in from the beginning. 

Joseph Souza
 Joseph Souza is the author of many award-winning short stories and essays. He graduated from Northeastern University and grew up near Boston. THE REAWAKENING is his debut horror novel and the first in THE LIVING DEAD SERIES. The REAWAKENING won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Speculative Fiction and was an Amazon bestseller. DARPOCALYPSE, BOOK 2, is now published. DARMAGEDDON, BOOK 3 will be published in the fall of 2013 or early 2014. All three novels published by PERMUTED PRESS. His latest thriller THE LIGER PLAGUE, is the 1st book in his next exciting series.
He lives near Portland, Maine with his wife and two children and enjoys running, cooking and playing golf when not writing.
Joseph can be contacted at and on Twitter @josephsouza3. You can also visit his website to read more about Joseph as well read reviews and an excerpt of THE REAWAKENING and THE LIGER PLAGUE at


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