NEW THRILLER ~~ IN Defiance from John W. Mefford | Author
'Mefford wrote her character with depth and you can feel her passion for her job throughout the entire book. I felt the pain of how easily a child slips through the cracks in foster care.' reviews Lynchburg Mama by Shelly Maynard
"After the Alex Troutt series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Ivy Nash’s story! The focus of the story is placed on foster care and after being in and out of 17 homes herself, Ivy is headstrong about fighting for the children. Mefford wrote her character with depth and you can feel her passion for her job throughout the entire book. Unfortunately, what is Ivy’s strength is also the very thing that makes her weak. When the police want to make a violent hostage situation disappear, she’s forced to open up wounds that never fully healed. In the midst of the investigation, the facts of the case become quite messy. I felt the pain of how easily a child slips through the cracks in foster care. Ivy makes a new friend, Cristina, who helps open doors to solving the crime. Looking forward, I can see a heart-wrenching moments for this pair and their journey with a broken system."
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Author John W. Mefford introduces Ivy Nash in the second series of the Redemption Thriller Collection.
A volatile hostage situation at a foster home reaches a bitter end: shots are fired, some die, some live to tell a sordid tale. In the midst of the anguish and confusion is one child who will bear the scars of this unbelievable turmoil.
As a special investigator for Child Protective Services, Ivy Nash lives by one rule: she’ll do anything to fight for the wellbeing of children. Anything. Something that was never done for her. As a “system” kid, she spent time in seventeen foster homes. Seventeen.
Very quickly, the facts of the case are blurred…accusations of sibling abuse, connections to drugs. Nothing lines up, and authorities want it all to go away. Their target? A ten-year-old boy. Unrelenting in her pursuit to find the truth, Ivy and her new friend Cristina uncover alarming new information to pinpoint who is at the root of the crime.
But evil knows no boundaries. Shockwaves of her most horrific childhood memories erupt into the present, and Ivy knows that she's in the fight for her life.
Part of the Redemption Thriller Collection which includes the Alex Troutt Thrillers and the upcoming Ivy Nash Thrillers. While all of the novels can be read as a stand-alone, there is a connecting thread in the Redemption Thriller books that will be unveiled over time. For a more fulfilling reading experience, books should be read in order: Alex Troutt, and then Ivy Nash. More series will be added into the collection within the next year.