Jude Brannock is a brash and single-minded female protagonist for today's readers who believe that nature and animals deserve our respect and must be protected. In The Experiment, author Robin Lamont brings these forward-looking themes to her newest suspense novel.
Jude is an investigator for an animal protection organization. When the young man she has trained for an undercover job suddenly vanishes after a tantalizing text that he’s “on to something,” Jude rushes to the quiet, farming community of Half Moon, only to discover that her trainee might have perpetrated an elaborate con job on her. Determined to get to the truth, she unearths a biopharmaceutical company’s deadly secret, and in doing so, comes up against dark secrets of her own.
I enjoyed this novel, even though it is the first I've read in The Kinship Series. I like how Lamont has crafted a suspenseful and informative plot. The character development of Jude is done well. I had a real sense of her love for animals as she investigates for an animal protection organization. I like how Lamont has included information about the cutting edge process of producing drugs being pioneered by big pharma. She's done her research and includes some troubling possibilities when research goes wrong.
Readers who like a good investigative mystery will like this one. Her writing style is good. There are twists in the plot and a good deal of suspense near the end when Jude finds she is involved in something much more dangerous than investigating harmful experimentation on dogs.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: Suspense
Published by: Grayling Press
Publication Date: May 15th 2019
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 0985848588 (ISBN13: 9780985848583)
Series: The Kinship Series
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Before becoming a novelist, Robin was a popular Broadway actress and singer, turned private investigator, and then New York prosecutor. She draws on these diverse careers for her work, infusing suspenseful plots with character-driven drama.
Robin’s prior work has garnered awards and recognition, including Suspense Magazine’s Best of the Indies and a Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards for her novel If Thy Right Hand. Her book The Chain, which introduced Jude Brannock to readers, was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist. Her screen adaptation of the book, Six Seconds, is currently under option.
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