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Series: The Altered #3
Title: Absolved by Marnee Blake
Authors: Marnee Blake
Publisher: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing
Published: December 11th, 2017
This is an action packed page-turner and brilliant conclusion to this fantastic series – I just couldn’t put it down until I had read it all and have absolutely no hesitation in suggesting you go grab the series and read them instead of my review!
However, just in case you want to know more before you do that . . . This is the third book in the Altered Series at the start of which a brain altering drug was released in the isolated home town of Glory, where Luke Kincaid lived. Very few people survived but those who did were altered in some way. In Luke’s case he became telekinetic but others developed other powers and two other survivors are now rogues, scheming to use the drug for their own purposes.
Luke is working with a small group of other survivors and government agencies to try to prevent the further misuse of this powerful drug and to thwart the desires of the rogues. Beth Jenkins is a science prodigy, researcher and doctor seeking a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and believes that same drug could be the key. Luke doesn’t believe any use of the drug should be permitted because the mortality rate is so high and the side effects so life changing. However the two are seriously attracted to each other and will need to work together if the rogues are to be overcome. Will they find a middle ground to enable them to give their love a chance? Can they succeed in achieving their goals and keep each other and everyone else safe?
This is an emotive, angst filled romantic suspense. I had no problems remembering events from the previous stories but much is filled in as the story progresses to provide reminders. The characters, their dilemmas and turmoil are all portrayed superbly, making it easy to relate to them and share in their experiences. I’ve really enjoyed escaping into this adventurous series and have no hesitation in highly recommending it!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Since a brain-altering drug killed most of Luke Kincaid’s town—including his father—and left him telekinetic, he’s determined to stop the fanatic who stole the drug to create his own super-powered army. That means working with scientist Dr. Beth Jenkins, whose graphic tees and beautiful smile are some of Luke’s biggest distractions.
A science prodigy, Beth works with the FBI and solves the toughest crimes, but she can’t figure out what caused her mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The drug that ravaged Luke’s town is volatile, and the mortality rate is still high, yet Beth is convinced it holds the key to saving her mother, even if sexy and tortured Luke doesn’t believe it should be adapted for commercial use.
When bodies start to pile up, though, the two loners must decide if the goals that tie them together are greater the fears that would tear them apart.
The Altered series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order and links to my reviews of the earlier books:
Book #1 Altered
Book #3 Absolved
Marnee Blake has also written a two guest posts for this blog. Today’s was written to coincide with the release of Absolved and to whet your appetite – ‘Cookies, Cookies and also, Cookies’
Her previous one is ‘My Inspirational comic book/superheroes’
Click on the titles to go read them!