Thursday, 13 December 2018

Homebody: A Toni Credella Baltimore Mystery (Toni Credella Baltimore Mysteries Book 1) by Louise Titchener

As the year is nearing its end I realised that I completely missed my target of reading 52 books this year. I only managed to do a 'measly' 25, hopefully 26 before the year is out. I do have a good excuse; I've taken on a more challenging job and spend now most of my lunch hour catching up on emails etc. It is temporary so I hope to get some more reading and reviewing done in 2019.

This book I liked a lot and I had no hesitation giving it 5 stars. Here is the review.



Toni Credella is a great and complex heroine. Marrying too young for the wrong reasons, she finds herself in an abusive relationship. Fearing for her life she shoots her policeman husband. The book starts here as Toni tries to resume her life after being acquitted of murder.
What I like is Toni’s vulnerability and courage. She is determined not to be a victim again and that gives her a newfound drive and strength. She is not a gun-toting tough cookie, but a delicate woman that had to fight against prejudice (she is both of Italian and Korean heritage), Violence and naked hatred (her husband’s cop buddies and even her own family) She emerges bruised and still full of self-doubt, but getting stronger by the day.
This is a great little thriller that throws up a few surprises, but most of all it’s the depth of character of Toni that spoke to me the most and kept me reading. I would love to read the next instalment in this series. Very promising start.

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