Thursday, July 12, 2018

Killing Pace - Douglas Schofield (Review)

Laura Pace is a woman on the run—struggling to reconstruct her past, to rebuild her memories, to retrace her steps... and to identify the people who tried to erase her from existence.

Everglade City, Florida, March 2015. It’s been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident with three important questions: Where am I?... How did I get here?... and most importantly… Who am I? Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. 

Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Gradually, Lisa remembers training and skills that she didn’t know she had and is able to make her escape. When a sheriff’s deputy finds her, she tells him she wants to report a missing person: herself.
What follows is a high-octane international chase, which involves US Border Control, the Sicilian mafia, and a shadowy organization specializing in trafficking infants taken from Syrian refugees and made available for adoption to wealthy American couples. Lisa, whose real name is Laura Pace, must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive...
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

Title: Killing Pace
Author: Douglas Schofield
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction
Publisher: Smith Publicity, Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 21, 2017
Format: Finished copy.
Source: Received from publicist. Many thanks goes to Smith Publicity for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
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My rating: 3.5 stars

KILLING PACE is a riveting, edge of your seat thrill ride. It ramps up the action, packs a punch, and doesn’t stop. There is a lot of information packed onto every page. This may bog the reader down if not immersed fully in the story. It is touted as a #metoo, post-Weinstein era read. I didn’t realize how eerily apropos it was for today’s social clime. Especially with the news coming out of the U.S. over the last several weeks. 

Laura Pace is an impetuous and fearless main character. I like her pluck, and she has no qualms with getting to the bottom of things. She has suffered through so much, but still rises to the occasion, and pushes to get what she wants. 

All in all, a fast paced read. You will need to keep your wits about you with this one, as it packs in so much information. I’m looking forward to finding out what is next for Laura. Douglas Schofield is an author to watch. 

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