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19 Souls

19 Souls, February 2018
Sin City Investigation #1
by J.D. Allen

Midnight Ink
336 pages
ISBN: 073875403X
EAN: 9780738754031
Kindle: B071HZSGW9
Paperback / e-Book
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"This first book in the Sin City Investigation series introduces a unique PI and his unusual friends."

Fresh Fiction Review

19 Souls
J.D. Allen

Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter
Posted January 17, 2018

Thriller Police Procedural | Mystery Police Procedural

Jim Bean, a Las Vegas PI with plenty of secrets concerning his past, has no inkling of the mess he will find himself in when he agrees to handle a missing person case. Believing that he is searching for a woman's long-lost brother, Jim is devastated when his investigation places an innocent man in the crosshairs of a deranged stalker.

Sophie Evers has left behind a path of carnage in her pursuit of Daniel, a boy she has been obsessed with since her youth. Hiring PI Jim Bean to locate the elusive Daniel, she is confident she can easily control the situation, as well as the supposedly inept Jim Bean. However, Sophie gets way more than she bargained for when Jim realizes the twisted, evil truth behind her determined pursuit of Daniel. Jim cannot live with himself if he is the one responsible for letting Sophie get her hands on Daniel.

As a psychological thriller, 19 SOULS by J.D. Allen is fast paced with lots of cunning twists and turns. I felt the supporting cast of characters added an astute aspect to the plot and great interaction with the leading individuals in this new series, Sin City Investigations, featuring a likable and unique Las Vegas PI. Though the conclusion to 19 SOULS was a bit anticlimactic for me, it does provide a distinctive introduction to PI Jim Bean and his diverse and unusual group of friends and associates, which I hope we will be reading more about in the future.

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Private Investigator Jim Bean is a straightforward, to-the-point man. When his latest client, Sophie Evers, asks him to find her brother Daniel, Jim has no idea how complicated his life is about to become.

Daniel is not Sophie's brother. He is her most coveted prey. Clinging to the belief that they belong together, Sophie kills Daniel's real sister to manipulate Jim into flushing Daniel out of hiding. She will create the "perfect life" for the only man she's ever loved, no matter how many people she must kill along the way.

When Jim discovers the truth about Sophie, he's driven to set things right before her delusional plan claims even more souls.

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