Mar 2, 2009

Review--Made to be Broken

Made to be Broken

Not the Otherworld, but still just as exciting!

Nadia Stafford isn’t your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she’s known only as “Dee” to her current employers: a New York crime family who pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance, and her old instincts go into overdrive.

With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. Now, with her obsession over the case deepening, the only way Nadia can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts—and either bury them for good, or die trying. Because in her book, everyone deserves a chance. And everyone deserves justice.

This is Kelley Armstrong's second novel in her Nadia Stafford series. It is a pretty interesting series. There is no supernatural aspect but the action is still good. In this one the girl Nadia is trying to find is really one of her employees that works at her lodge. When she goes missing she thinks that maybe the girl quit but it soon turns out there is so much more involved than a teenager mother simply skipping out of town.

I don't want to give too much away, as you may know I am pretty bad at this, I feel like I can't tell more than what the back of the cover says for this is what the author or publisher uses to lure the reader in and any more info would give too much away.

There is a bit of romantic interest involved for Nadia, a man from the first book which I haven't read since it was published awhile back. And there is also a hint of a complicated love triangle, but it is not dwelt upon. Really it spent maybe half a chapter talking about what may or may not exist between the two characters, although they were not the ones holding the conversation.

There is a lot of action in this story and tons of "showdowns". It is not a western themed book in the slightest but I don't want to give anything away. Let's just say that Nadia is not your typical girl, she is in no way the damsel in distress. She is the heroine.