Another Ball and Chain book by my favorite thriller, mystery author – John W. Mefford!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
A painting. A memory. A death.
Can safe refuge ever be found?
Mindi Mendrano was a golden goddess with a tennis prowess few had ever seen.
And then she vanished.
Who had the greatest motive to kill her?
Before Cooper Chain can finally get the green light to pen his first book — a biography on a once-famous tennis phenom — he must find her. If she’s still alive.
Can secrets kill?
A man disappears into the bowels underneath the city of Dallas, and Willow Ball can’t make sense of it or the odd people she befriends. Does at least one man have an ulterior motive?
Two die the hard way, leaving Willow and Cooper scrambling to see through a haze of clues.
Can secrets kill?
Retracing every aspect of Mindi’s former life, team Ball & Chain uncover a key to her past. But will it unlock memories that create the ultimate time bomb?
The very existence of a hidden society is on the line — and one man will either force their loyalty or recreate one of the deadliest events in modern history.
Can secrets kill?
Cooper and Willow have one chance to stop the killing and save a life. But will they be too late?
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You’ll love this Ball & Chain thriller if you’re a fan of the Fox & O’Hare novels by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, Michael Connelly’s Ballard and Bosch, David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell, Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles, or the TV show “Castle.”
I am loving the connection going on between Willow and Cooper. This added teasing romance gives a light side to the awful things that Cooper and Willow encounter in the story.
In LURE, Cooper catches an ‘investigative’ gig while Willow has her own problems. Yet somehow, the two problems collide into something bigger than I am sure either of them imagined. I don’t want to give anything away but there is suspense from former player (Stack brothers) and of course, new players. There is an underground world, a missing person, and hired bad guys.
And just as we think we are getting out of one pickle, another pickle arises.
John does such a great job keeping us roped into the entire story, the entire mystery, and leaving us guessing as to what is going to come next.
I definitely felt that LURE was more subdued than some of the books I am familiar with by John, but none the less, I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to read what comes next! You can never lose with a John W. Mefford book!
He can’t deny it.
But in what form will the pressure erupt? Cooper Chain isn’t just down on his luck — he’s almost down for the count. The mob wants a piece of him, and he sees no way out.It’s a special week for Willow Ball, a woman who’s survived her own tribulations to reach this milestone in her life.
Through fate — or a temporary misalignment of the stars — Willow and Cooper cross paths for the first time since college. Will an unexpected spark re-ignite the flame?
A shattering discovery changes everything for Willow and Cooper. The murder is unlike any other. But what will the cops do about it?
Attacks ensure, chaos ruptures a family . . . Through it all, how can Willow and Cooper find the killer?
But it’s not over. As the bodies pile up, a pattern develops and it rocks Willow and Cooper to the core.
And then someone emerges after a three-decade disappearance. Could he be connected to this string of murders?
The past might provide the breadcrumbs to end this nightmare. But Willow and Cooper may not live long enough to see it through.
Will mercy save a life or end many?
And he’s hell-bent on making someone pay. A father goes missing. Not just any father. But a person once worshipped for his world-class talent.Enter the most unconventional team around: Willow Ball and Cooper Chain.
As a nurse at the community clinic, Willow has seen the painful effects of heroin addiction. But now she’s compelled to help a grieving wife and mother.
Dodging the mob at every turn, Cooper has a plan to bring them down while getting traction on his upstart career. Is he marching into a trap?
With their relationship bordering the “friends with benefits” stage, Willow and Cooper team up to find the missing person. But it’s not that simple. Nothing with them is ever simple.
The hunt corkscrews into an impossible maze of events — their lives threatened by a swarm of twisted deviants and social misfits.
Emotions run rampant, stoking one savage response after another. A spark ignites the hate, but what is the real fuel for this wave of brutal crimes?
Ultimately, can Willow and Cooper save a family from the torment before it’s too late?
Only if they can overcome their own…fear.
The blade of the shovel digs deeper and deeper.
And the cries from below are slowly devoured by the howl of a coyote. Willow Ball and Cooper Chain are tied at the hip — on some days that’s a fantasy, other days a curse.But there’s one thing they agree on: if they hope to outsmart a ruthless crime boss, luck will have to fall their way.
But that’s only part of their perilous imbroglio. Life slips off the rails in a hurry . . . and the implications could be deadly.
A shallow grave is uncovered… and it’s the unthinkable. With little evidence, authorities have no suspects. But could this be connected to a similar incident more than two decades earlier?
When another girl goes missing, their world stops down. How is Cooper’s daughter caught up in the web?
Every path seems blocked, because every person wants something buried. Does that include what Willow and Cooper feel for each other?
Cops are gunned down, friends are framed and murdered — how can Willow and Cooper make sense of it all to finally end the mayhem?
But when one more person goes missing, it shreds Cooper’s heart.
What will Cooper and Willow sacrifice to save his daughter?
About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner.John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn’t stop. Many readers ask John from where he gets his ideas. Well, he’s a veteran of the corporate rat-race, a former journalist, and he’s always been an astute observer of human and social behavior. On top of that, he’s really good at embellishing.
A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense — the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.
When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental
notes of people and societies across the land.
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