Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
An explosion that disrupts the quiet of the mid morning has everyone coming out of their offices, heading straight towards the conference room. A terrible scene awaits them, with piles of gray dust on the floor, the remains of Sanguines, and the murder of six humans. Even those who don’t like Sanguines are bothered by the gray dust. Cassandra Loudermilk is one of the lead investigators in the Militia’s head office in Bethesda, Maryland, and this could have been an ordinary kind of day for her, except that she has just discovered the identity of those who have been killed in the explosion and this becomes something personal. She is about to risk everything just to find the one Sanguine who knows exactly what happened. Unraveled by Melissa R. Smith will surprise readers with its entertainment potential and the allure of the plot.
Melissa R. Smith had me seduced right off the bat with the beauty of her prose, the powerful descriptions that evoke images in the reader’s imagination. The story also begins in the midst of action and it doesn’t slow down a bit, with a conflict that quickly escalates into a crisis, leaving the reader compelled to follow the story to its satisfying denouement. Unraveled by Melissa R. Smith features strong and memorable characters, great political themes, and a plot that is built to excite the reader’s pulse and keep them reading nonstop. I enjoyed every bit of this story, from each exciting page to the next hypnotic scene. Well-crafted, gripping, and utterly entertaining, you can’t put it down easily.