Review: Clean Sweep by Christy Barritt

Clean Sweep (Squeaky Clean Mysteries, #14; Cold Case Squad, #2)Clean Sweep by Christy Barritt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again Grabby Rocks

Gabby is still my all time favorite character by Christy Barritt!

And once again Barritt gives readers a strong characters with an interesting story. Through most of the story I was trying to figure out the good guys from the bad guys. I think Barritt has a fun and exciting twist coming in the next (and sadly final) story.

One of the things I have enjoyed about this series is watching Gabby “growing up.” From the skeptical, searching crime scene cleaner to respected private investigator that turns to God in prayer. Barritt does a great job of displaying Gabby like many of us, struggling and always learning.

If you’ve read any of the books in the series you’ll enjoy this one. If you are new to the series, I do recommend reading at least the first couple to understand where Gabby comes from, but you’d really enjoy the entire series!

View all my reviews

TBR Pile

This past week Ronie Kendig posted a Facebook contest asking people to post a picture of their TBR pile. 99% of my books are on my Kindle.  So I decided to bring my TBR list here… I am part of the Amazon affiliate program so if you click on any of the links and purchase it helps cover the cost of the site. Thank you if you do, but if you don’t that’s good too!  Feel free to share in the comments what’s on your TBR pile! (If you don’t see the list you may have a pop-up blocker turned on)


Review: The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg

About this Book

Everything he learned to protect our president, he must use to take out theirs.

With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.

My Review

Honestly, this was a hard read for me. Early on in the book the author would jump between characters and timeframes that I found confusing. I struggled keeping track of who was who and their significance. Likewise, the story at times seemed to drag on. Please note I reviewed an unedited advanced reader copy, some of the “slow” parts may have been cleaned up for final publication.

For me, a big problem was I didn’t start caring about the main character until near the end of the story. If I had related to him more earilier maybe I would have enjoyed the story, not sure.

For people who like Jason Bourne type stories you would probably enjoy this book. Lots of action especially in the final section, although in my mind somewhat unrealistic. (Hence the Jason Bourne reference)

Based on the ending, I’m guessing this is a book one, otherwise the author is cruel.

Although, I wasn’t crazy about this book, I might read book two but I would definitely read another book by this author.

Dislaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher but was not required to give a review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Links provided are part of the Amazon affliate program and help cover the cost of this site.