Review: Reckoning, Kelly Cozy

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review*
Reckoning, Kelly Cozy
All Sean Kincaid wanted was to use his Special Operative skills to bring a domestic terrorist to justice. But he left a trail of bodies in his wake: foes, colleagues - and an innocent woman. Now he's pursued by enemies while desperately searching for a way to make amends.

Deirdre Monahan was expecting a happy afternoon with her cousin Anna. But she found a corpse abandoned like trash - and no one who could tell her why. Now Deirdre's looking for answers and bent on giving whoever killed Anna the gift of knowing Deirdre's pain.

Kelly Cozy became hooked on books in early infancy, when she turned one of her parents' paperbacks into a teething ring. She lives in California with her husband, son, and cats.
Her hobbies include cooking, reading, watching movies, and attending nerdy conventions.

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series Ashes. That book caught me by surprise but I enjoyed it a lot and was delighted when Kelly approached me if I would want to review the sequel too.
I know the cover is not the most attractive. I am a total wimp when it comes to pretty covers and would not have picked up either of Kelly Cozy's book if it was for the covers. But that would have been my loss.
Reckoning picks up a few days after Ashes finishes. Sean is on the road trying to make amends for his actions in Ashes. Sean is the good guy despite his not always subtle actions. It is clear his old profession created some standards in his brain that are not for everyone. Still you cannot stop to like him when reading the book.
Deirdre lost her best friend and cousin when Anna died. Her anger or maybe even rage jumps from the pages as well as her pain and grief. She is a very strong woman though she does not know that herself and I liked her a lot.
The developments in the story are based a lot on what happened in Ashes so I do not want to give to much away. If this would have been written as one book it would have made sense and it still makes sense. Though some parts are repeated to remember the reader what happened I do feel you should read Ashes first. With Reckoning Kelly Cozy puts out another solid enjoyable mystery novel that kept me awake because I had to know what would happen next. For crime readers this series is a must read.

Author: Kelly Cozy
Publisher: Smite Publications
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
ISBN-10: 0985123486
ISBN-13: 9780985123482
Series: Ashes #2
Smite Publications : eBook | Paperback

4 stars

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03 December, 2013 delete

I don't think the cover is that bad, it almost looks artsy. I haven't read her books and wouldn't have known this was a series if you didn't mention it. I've been starting to read crime fiction, so I think it would be a nice series, once I'm free to pick and read what I want. Is there another book?

03 December, 2013 delete

It is two books. The first book is Ashes and they are both great reads!