Friday, February 14, 2014

THE FIXER by T.E. Woods - Review

Picture and Description taken from GoodReads

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge.She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . . .

In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late.

In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined.

My Review / Thoughts:

Man, I don't even know what to say.  My head is still kind of spinning from this book.  It just was so good.

I had a very hard time putting this book down.  I love reading suspenseful books.  I was on NetGalley and requested this one for review, and when I was accepted I got super excited.  I just really, really liked this book.

I don't even know how to explain what I love about this book without giving too much away.  The characters were fantastic.    I was grabbed from the very beginning.  

There are so many characters in this book.  I had to keep writing down the names so I could remember who they were, and when it all comes together...boom...mind. blown.  It was great.  

Dr. Lydia Corriger is a Psychologist who has a patient come in by the name of Savannah.  Savannah comes with problems, and walls already put up before really starting therapy.  Mort Grant is a homicide detective trying to solve some unexplained murders.  Robert, Mort's son is a journalist on the search for the next big story.  Little do they know they are closer to the story than either of them realize.   

The way this unravels is absolutely fantastic.  The way the characters connect is awesome.  They writing was fabulous.  I was just so drawn into this book.  I kept thinking I had everything figured out, then BAM...something else happens and I am again...mind. blown.  I really just love how everything worked out in this book.

The ending completely surprised me.  COMPLETELY.  I was not expecting such a fantastic ending.  

The ONLY complaint I have about this book is that the f-bomb is dropped too much for my liking.  Having said that, it really is a fantastic book.  I just wouldn't recommend it for a younger reader.  I would probably let my 17 yr old read it, but any younger than that I don't think I could recommend it.  But for's just so very good just be aware there is language in it.

Thank you Random House Publishing-Alibi and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this fantastic book.

Source:  I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I am not associated with Random House or NetGalley in anyway, and was not compensated for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Author

Picture and Bio taken from T.E. Woods Website

T. E. Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her first place for Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting.