Warped Ambition

A Jo Riskin Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
250 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2018
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Author Biography

By day, I am a software specialist for a law firm, and mother of four. Writing is a passion that I have had since childhood when I dreamed of someday sharing the lives and trials of the characters that live in my head. Lieutenant Jo Riskin and Lynae Parker from Warped Ambition are two of those characters. Their lives have been playing out in my head for years and it has been a joy to share them with others. Although all of the characters are fictitious (except Jo's dog, Mojo), the story takes place in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and many of the streets and businesses are real. I enjoyed writing about the places I see every day.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sierra Edelen for Readers' Favorite

Jo Riskin is a woman trying to get past the worst disaster of her life after her husband was murdered. When a young girl's body turns up in the bad part of town, Jo and her partner, Lynae, are on the case to solve the crime, while also tracking down leads as to who killed her husband, Mike. With twists and turns all over, and leads going nowhere and everywhere, Warped Ambition by Debbie TenBrink is a wonderful novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat during every page. The real question is, will Jo be able to find the young girl's murderer as well as her husband's before it's too late and she is drawn into the madness and despair of losing everything? Or will she prevail and solve the case, bringing justice to the girl's family?

Warped Ambition is a very riveting read. It was a struggle to put down and made reading very enjoyable with the author's mastery of not revealing too much at any given point and giving just enough away to keep the reader guessing and coming up with their own theories until all is revealed. Having only recently gotten into murder mysteries, I found this to be a very refreshing story that kept my attention throughout with its well chosen words and plot twists as well as the style of writing. Anyone who is looking for a fresh new experience out of their comfort zone, as well as those who already love the genre, would enjoy this crime novel.

Diane Butts

Loved this book!!! The story drew me in from the first page and I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended!!!