Strings of Glass by Emily Kimelman

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Strings of Glass by Emily Kimelman
Publisher: Self
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (169 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Rose

STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel, #4) is the fourth novel in Emily Kimelman’s Sydney Rye Series of mystery novels. This series features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

Sydney Rye is hanging out in India with her boyfriend, Dan, reading paperbacks and sipping beer. No violence and no reminders of her past. But when she and Blue, are attacked by a pack of wild dogs, Sydney starts to feel that old itch again; to do good by being bad.

Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and human trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney, Blue and Dan on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure. While Sydney struggles to accept her true nature she realizes that it is the only way to end decades of abuse and exploitation. But Rye fears that she will lose herself, becoming no better than the monster she fights against.

New to Sydney Rye? The first book in the series, UNLEASHED (A Sydney Rye Novel, #1) is FREE.

Since the first book is free, I definitely recommend you pick at least that one up, but you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t read them all. All of the books can be read as stand-alone, but the character development of Sydney Rye through the series is one of the best parts of the books.

Sydney has come a long way since she was Joy Humbolt–she and Dan have settled into a calm, relaxing routine. But, Sydney’s nature doesn’t let her be calm and relaxed for too long.

Dan is long-suffering–which is very very sweet; however, Sydney is drawn into more adventure when she rescues Anita, a reporter who is in danger of being raped and murdered because she’s investigating the atrocities of one man–a sexual predator with the power and money to protect himself. Just the kind of person Sydney loves to take down.

The action is pretty well non-stop and the reappearance of Mulberry into Sydney’s life creates not only tension between her and Dan, but an interesting twist for the next book in the series.

4 Stars.


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