Review of Guilt Game by L. J. Sellers

Roxanne (aka Rox) MacFarlane is a former cop, turned CIA agent and now private investigator. Rox’s specialty is extraction – going into risky environments to safely remove vulnerable individuals from dangerous situations. Rox’s latest case revolves around teenage Emma, who’s been unwittingly recruited by a psychopathic cult leader. Rox’s twenty-thousand dollar fee is motivation enough, but when the case becomes personal Rox knows there’s no way she’s letting Emma’s emotionally devastated parents down.

I found this book at my local library. I don’t normally read anything before reading any prior reviews, but I grabbed this on a whim and I wasn’t at all disappointed!

The author’s writing is quick, compelling and highly engaging. She definitely knows how to build up the suspense and anticipation. I loved that the protagonist is a strong and independent woman, with a mind of her own. The relationship between Rox and her stepdad Marty was wonderful. The Autism aspect was an excellent addition to the story – I enjoyed reading about Rox’s brain-altering treatments, which I found fascinating.

The story is filled with plenty of twists, turns and suspense. I definitely didn’t see the ending coming at all, which shows that this author certainly knows her stuff. This is an excellent Crime/Mystery/Suspense novel and I recommend it highly!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton