Revenge in Barcelona

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
326 Pages
Reviewed on 11/27/2019
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Author Biography

Kathryn Lane, award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller series, sets her novels and short stories in foreign countries and exotic places.
Kathryn credits her imagination to growing up in Mexico, a country which was rich in storytelling and steeped in cultural traditions. Her creativity was first expressed by painting in oils and when reality of earning a living set in, she studied accounting and finance, and joined a multinational corporation where she attained her dream job of traveling abroad.
After two decades in the corporate world and having visited over 90 countries, Kathryn left to fulfill a second dream – writing mystery and suspense novels.
Fans of strong female protagonists and suspenseful stories are likely to enjoy Kathryn’s work. The Nikki Garcia thrillers include:
Revenge in Barcelona – the latest release in the Nikki Garcia Thriller series. Silver Winner, Mystery/Thriller, Reader Views, 2019-2020. Finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Also, Finalist in the Next Generation Book Awards for 2020.
Waking Up in Medellin – named Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville. Also available in Spanish edition “Despertando en Medellin”
Danger in the Coyote Zone – first place winner in the Action/Adventure category in Latino Books into Movies 2018. It was also a finalist in the Thriller category at Killer Nashville 2018.
Kathryn’s short story collection, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, was named Best Short Story Collection 2018 by Killer Nashville.
Kathryn and her husband split their time between Texas and the mountains of northern New Mexico.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Nikki Garcia is a private investigator, a former international fraud auditor who is running for her life after a death threat. When she arrives in Barcelona with her fiancé, Eduardo Duarte, she is confident that the danger has been left behind her. Besides, only Floyd and her aunt Carmen know she is coming here. It’s time to relax and plan her destination wedding. But just a week later, a terrorist attack targets one of the major tourist sites. Nikki is being stalked and the terrorist attempt might have been targeting her. Someone is out to get her and that person seems determined and smart. As time ticks by, Nikki must use her skills to discover the assassin before it is too late.

Revenge in Barcelona by Kathryn Lane is a spellbinding novel that will entice fans of terrorist thrillers and sleuth stories. Kathryn Lane begins the story in the midst of action, with the protagonist arriving at her destination. It is not long before disaster strikes and Nikki begins to sense that her life is in danger. The premise is strong and it becomes even stronger because of the background of the protagonist — a former international fraud auditor. It is hard to determine who is after her, knowing that her work places her in the position to make many enemies. Revenge in Barcelona is quickly paced and the plot points are very strong. I enjoyed the fact that the key characters easily find themselves in dangerous situations. There is a lot of suspense as Nikki works hard to find out who is targeting her and why. The novel is deftly plotted and masterfully written.