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JOHN W. MEFFORD
When lives are shattered, can the bond of friendship survive the suspicion of guilt?
Just as she feels her world caving in around her, Ivy Nash realizes that there are no guarantees in life…for her or for those she cares about.
Ivy must protect an adorable little girl from a wealthy egomaniac hell-bent on revenge, as a monster from Cristina’s past returns with a fury.
When the dust settles, will those that live have any life to speak of? And will Ivy ever be able to stop looking over her shoulder for the man she knows will never stop until she’s destroyed?
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“Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat.” — Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author
“I love the way that Mefford writes, seamlessly jumping between characters and time frames with no confusion, and he is extremely descriptive of the setting . You almost feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a book!” — Hilary Mahoney, Elusive Red Tiger
“Mefford wrote her character with depth and you can feel her passion for her job throughout the entire book.” — Shelly Maynard, Lynchburg Mama
Above reviews from An Ivy Nash Thriller, Book 1, IN Defiance
Books in the Alex Troutt Thriller Series:
Books in the Ivy Nash Thriller Series:
IN The End
Q&A with author John W. Mefford:
Q: What do the Ivy Nash Thrillers have to do with the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: The Ivy Nash Thrillers comprise the second sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series. The Alex Troutt Thrillers are the first sub-series. While I’ll eventually write a series that connects the major characters and plots from all the sub-series, you don’t have to read the AT books prior to the IN books. But I have to say, the AT thrillers are darn good.
Q: So you’re saying you don’t have to read the Alex Troutt Thrillers before the Ivy Nash Thrillers?
JWM: Nope. While a few of the characters might occasionally overlap between the series, they can be read as stand-alone. And then I’ll wrap everything up in a final set of six novels that connects all of the main characters and stories from each sub-series. If you haven’t read any of the Alex Troutt thrillers yet, you can try out the first three at a pretty nice discount. Just search for Alex Troutt Box Set.
Q: Can you give some insight into how Ivy Nash might connect to Alex Troutt down the line?
JWM: Sure…and then I’ll send over a hit squad. Seriously, I’ll be sprinkling in a few clues along the way for those who pay close attention to the details, but it will all come together in that final six novels of the Redemption Thriller Series. And it will be explosive and gut-wrenching at the same time.
Q: How many different sub-series are you planning to have in the Redemption Thriller Series?
JWM: Right now, I see four sub-series in the Redemption Thriller Series, with six novels in each. It’s the most challenging and fulfilling creative endeavor I’ve undertaken. I hope you enjoy the journey.
About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
Follow the Book Tour
If you haven’t read the first two books, IN Defiance and IN Pursuit, check them out before jumping into IN Doubt to get some backstory (as well as two more thrilling books). Be prepared for a long day/night of reading because you won’t be able to stop until the final word is read. Ivy faces a dark past that haunts her on a daily basis – every so often making a jab at her just as life seems to be falling back into order.
Naturally, Ivy puts her own fears on the back burner when her coworker is faced with her own past demons. Cristina is facing murder charges. When the evidence is stacked up against someone, even a friend, it’s difficult not to question their involvement.
On top of Cristina’s troubles, Ivy is trying to settle the home life of 4-year-old Emma. The poor girl has to deal with her mother being in rehab and her father being accused of sexual assault charges against a minor – all while being rich and of a privilege lifestyle that is aimed at making the father smell like roses.
With all of her focus placed on others, Ivy doesn’t have much time to think about a personal life. It’s all but dissolved into nothing beyond her work thanks to her past. A previous love could ignite back into flames…if Ivy can open her heart again.
All of the characters continue to be well-written – Ivy being my favorite, of course. She faces some of the most horrendous situations and experiences some dark thoughts (depression) but has an amazing source of strength that makes her a strong woman. Stronger than she realizes! I can’t wait to see where book four takes Ivy — is it going to be her breaking point? How much more can one woman take?!
I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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