A Woman Found Dead in a Farmhouse Book Review

A Woman Found Dead in a Farmhouse Book Review

Title: A Woman Found Dead in a Farmhouse: The Titan Trilogy, Book 1: Habit, Book 2: Survivors, & Book 3: Daybreak
Author: T.J. Brearton
Published: 2015, Joffe Books
No. of Pages: 2894 kb
Cover Price: $8.99 Kindle

Although you can purchase T.J. Brearton’s bestselling novels separately, this Kindle-only edition contains all three books in The Titan Trilogy, comprising the books Habit, Survivors, and Daybreak. The books are set in upstate New York, and Brendan Healy, a recovering alcoholic, has joined the Hawthorne Police Department. Although he’s new on the force, he is well-educated, and trying to establish his place as a viable detective. Brendan’s first major case is the murder of Rebecca Heilshorn, who is found dead in a remote farmhouse. Her brother comes to the scene, visibly upset, and soon after, opens fire on Brendan while he is at a therapist’s home interviewing her; both barely escape with their lives. Brendan shoots the brother, and is taken off the case, only to be put back on unofficially. As is usual in police procedural thrillers, the protagonist is unpopular with his peers, and there is always someone on the force that wants to get rid of him and get the credit for solving the case. Not only is Brendan battling problems in the department, but he has his own demons from the past to deal with.

During the investigation, many secrets are revealed, both about Rebecca and her brother, as well as her wealthy doctor father. Unfortunately, things are not always as they seem, and there are underlying political and criminal perpetrators that go after Brendan to prevent him from solving the case. Brendan’s life is in jeopardy, and those behind getting rid of him are very powerful. Even though he survives the first novel, the bad guys are still around, and books two and three are more of the same, with separate, but related plots, surprise endings, and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

Brearton is an excellent writer, and these novels are difficult to put down. It is extremely convenient to have all three books in one, since after finishing the first, most readers will immediately want more. Even though the books are set in the United States, there is an underlying European feel to the writing. The stories are fascinating individually, and the trilogy is a must read for any thriller aficionado who wants to read a new author with something a little different to offer.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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A Woman Found Dead in a Farmhouse: The Titan Trilogy

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