I recently received the book "Avenged" by Janice Cantore from Tyndale Publishers.I thought it looked great, because I love suspense and action novels. I have to admit I was a little disappointed to find out when I received the book that it was actually number three in a series.
Fortunately, Cantore does a pretty good job of separating this story from the others (I presume, without reading them). It did take me a little while to figure out who all the characters were and their relationships. Cantore slides in information from previous books into the story, though, so that if you, like me, come in in the middle or it's been a long time since reading the book before this one, you won't feel totally lost.
Cantore has a background as a police officer. I believe that is why she uses such technical terms in this book. At times it can be confusing. She explained some acronyms in the story, but some acronyms went unexplained and I never was quite sure what they meant.
The story itself was action-packed. It involves a gang war, as well as a personal battle going on with the main character Carly. If you like action stories, or police stories, you will like this book, but I recommend you pick up the first one in the series before you read this one.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by Tyndale House.