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Pre-Release Review! 2ND STRIKE by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano (Schock Sisters #2)

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Meg and Charlie Schock return for another intriguing case. This one hiding a secret that could wreck Charlie’s life.

The newborn son of popular D.C. morning show host Carl Havers and his wife was kidnapped fifteen years ago. Charlie Schock, then an FBI agent, solved the open-and-shut case, returning Ethan to his parents. Now, the young man shows up at Schock Investigations with a DNA test proving Charlie got it wrong—he’s not the Havers’ son. His parents are still out there…so is the real Ethan Havers…and he wants to find them, no matter what.

Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Charlie won’t stop until she’s solved the case all over again, regardless of the personal cost. The mystery takes her and Meg on an investigation steeped in deception, danger, and possible redemption. Will their combined skills be enough to bring a lost boy home?

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Whoa, what a ride this book took us on!

I somehow missed the first book in the series (1st Shock –no worries, it’s absolutely on my TBR!) but this one worked just fine as an introduction. It apparently takes place right on the heels of book one, but since the events of this one are pretty all-consuming, neither Charlie nor Meg are dwelling on what went on in the past (at least not the past of book 1–their own professional past, though, plays a big role–but we find out all we need to know about that as the story goes on).

There were so many twists and turns here–the focus here is more on the suspense and Meg and Charlie’s familial and working relationship than their respective romances, which serves to make the romance there is twice as delicious–it was nearly impossible to put this book down once I’d started, because I needed to find out what was going to happen next to the characters that so quickly stole my heart 🙂

For now I’m torn–am I more anxious for book 3 to come out, or glad that I have time to catch up with book 1…?

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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