Jax Marlin- To Catch a Marlin by T.K. Toppin is a combination of sci-fi, mystery, and adventure all wrapped up into one book. Toppin does a masterful job of creating an interesting and engaging plot line. Also her characters are fully developed and easy to imagine in your mind’s eye. I really like the character Jax Marlin. She is a strong female character, who technically is a criminal but she is a vigilante. I love the adventure that Toppin took me on with Jax Marlin and add in Special Inspector Michael Pedroni to really heat up the pursuit. Will Special Inspector Pedroni find Jax Marlin before she finds the new alliance in town or will he stop the pursuit? You will have to read this book to find out what happens.
Jax Mariln – To Catch a Mariln by TK Toppin is the ultimate blend of sci-fil, mystery, thrill, and romance. Jax Mariin is a vigilante that keeps Special Inspector Michael Pedroni on his toes. The story is based in the future on Earth as well as other worlds beyond. As you read of Jax’s past, the reader can understand why she takes criminal matters into her own hands. Jax is a character I quickly began to fall in love with a strong lead female character. Then the mystery of Jax and Pedroni’s relationship begins to develop. Why is Jax leaving criminals for Pedroni to discover? Why is Pedroni not able to restrain Jax when he had the chance? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story by TK Toppin and look forward to reading others by her.
SPOILER: This story contains some dark subject matter and may be triggering to anyone that’s dealt with sexual assault.
Jax Marlin-To Catch a Marlin is a story about overcoming your past. Set in the future, this is the story of Jax-a vigilante, and Pedroni-the Inspector in charge of capturing her. After a traumatic childhood, Jax is determined to right wrongs and make criminals pay. Pedroni is a cop from a long line of cops and just can’t understand why people take the law into their own hands. After much fighting, destruction, and chasing-they realize they are not that different and they’ve come to love each other.
I liked the overall premise, but for me this book was just ok. I’m sure that it’s just a matter of personal preference and others would greatly enjoy the story. 3 stars.
Wow, where do I even start with this novel, Jax Marlin – To Catch A Marlin by TK Toppin??? I suppose it should go without saying, but the cover to this book is what drew me in. The bright and loud attention grabbing face right there lures you in to find out what this book could possibly be all about. I have never read anything from TK Toppin prior to this so I went in blind solely based off the cover and a few teasers I had come across my feed. I am glad that I did because this novel really sucked me in on an unexpected adventure to the future.
This book really has a bit of everything in it, creating a perfect novel to most people. I loved how the sci-fi futuristic things were not only unexpected but felt very realistic and possible. I found myself feeling as if I was right there in whatever world our author has created for that moment, along with the characters as they experience things first hand. I had not expected it but I loved it. Then throw in the cat and mouse mystery and you literally are on the edge of your seat from beginning to end to find out what will happen and how things will all come to a conclusion. I am so excited to also find out that there will be more, some already available to read, in this series. I look forward to getting lost in them soon and am anxious to find out what else TK Toppin has available to read.
I have always found it easy to fall in love with Judy Moore’s crime and suspense novels every time I pick one up and this one, Somebody in the Neighborhood, is no different from the rest. I loved how this book flowed and kept me guessing all the way up until the last few scandalous chapters where everything falls into place perfectly like a grand jigsaw puzzle.
Somebody in the Neighborhood has us following a young woman named Dawn. We soon find out that her aunt has been murdered and she will be moving into the house she lived in to see if you can find out more information about how and why her aunt had to die. Things get extra dark and twisty as you find out that each of the neighbors are harboring secrets and possibly the identity of the true killer. Dawn will put everything at risk to find the answers. Things move super fast and evolve perfectly in this novel and I found myself done with it way before I wanted to be lol. I can see myself re-reading this one to look for things I might have missed the first time around, and it’s just that good I need more in my life of it. I look forward to seeing what the next intriguing suspense novel we will get from Judy Moore.
Jax Marlin – To Catch A Marlin by T.K. Toppin – Review by Meg Tyrrell
This book will have you mesmerized by the first paragraph. I instantly wanted to know what was going on and why a vigilante was being chased and what she was running from. I needed to know the whole story and was on the edge of my kindle trying to find out. I couldn’t put this book down. Thrilling because of all the adventure, mystery and sexiness T.K Toppin brings to you in this book, will definitely get your mouth watering for more! Loved it!!! With both characters being completely developed, you wont be able to help to fall in love with them.
This is a step out of my classic reads into new genre of books and from the very frist chapter and i am hooked the writing style grips you in after reading the first chapter you don’t want to put this book down you want to know all about Jax and how Pedroni will ahered to this case.
This is a pure page turner you don’t want to stop until you know the rest of the story.
“Somebody in the Neighborhood” is a whodunit murder mystery filled with twists, turns, and drama. I found myself being suspicious of a lot of the characters for the murder of the main character, Dawn’s, aunt. I did end up guessing correctly who the murderer was, but the story ended perfectly with a twist. It definitely makes you wonder what secrets people, especially those you’re close to, have. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Somebody in the Neighbourhood by Judy Moore is a great mystery book that will definitely keep you reading.
This book was definitely suspenseful and intriguing. I found it interesting from the start when Dawn moved into her Aunts place. You knew that something was going on but couldn’t quite figure out what.
All the way through the book I was trying to guess at the outcome. The author does a great job of taking you on a journey full of twists and turns. This was a great book and one I enjoyed immensely. It is certainly worth your time.
Somebody In the Neighborhood is a murder mystery by Judy Moore. This is the third book of Ms. Moore’s that I have read, and I have enjoyed them all. The story is essentially a murder mystery, with a whodunit quality to the storyline. There is of course murder- intriguing mystery, some action, danger, plenty of suspense, drama, secrets, and surprising developments- which had me trying to predict the outcome and ‘whodunit’, before any revelations. But Ms. Moore once again kept me guessing through the entire book, twisting and turning the plot while I attempted to piece everything together to try to figure out what was going on. The story was quite detailed and descriptive, and really well woven. Ms. Moore had no problem leading me in any direction she required- while also enticing me further and further into her story. She built the suspense and tension superbly- and had me anticipating the outcome.
The characters were well developed, interesting and somewhat quirky individuals. They added to the whole ‘atmosphere’ of the story- and made it all the more intriguing.
Definitely looking forward to more from Ms. Moore!
Thank you, Judy Moore!
Reviewed by @angelahayes