by Robin Lamont
on Tour August 1-31, 2019
Jude Brannock is a brash and single-minded female protagonist for today’s readers who believe that nature and animals deserve our respect and must be protected. In The Experiment, author Robin Lamont brings these forward-looking themes to her newest suspense novel.
Jude is an investigator for an animal protection organization. When the young man she has trained for an undercover job suddenly vanishes after a tantalizing text that he’s “on to something,” Jude rushes to the quiet, farming community of Half Moon, only to discover that her trainee might have perpetrated an elaborate con job on her. Determined to get to the truth, she unearths a bio-pharmaceutical company’s deadly secret, and in doing so, comes up against dark secrets of her own.
Book Details:Genre: Suspense Published by: Grayling Press Publication Date: May 15th 2019 Number of Pages: 288 ISBN: 0985848588 (ISBN13: 9780985848583) Series: The Kinship Series Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
This is the first of the Kinship Series for me but I felt like Lamont did a nice job of making this a standalone read. Jude is a lot different from the typical female leads I read. She keeps humans at a distance while letting animals consume her every part of being.
When I initially was contacted about reviewing this book, I was hesitant because animal groups are frequently portrayed as extremists. This book gave me a deeper understanding of groups who want to save animals — especially from big pharma. Thinking of what the animals go through broke my heart!
Jude’s dark secret adds to the suspense as you wonder what has happened to Tim and if she’s involved. We know he went in undercover, seemed to have gotten hooked on drugs, and now has disappeared. He could be putting the Kinship at risk and Jude is set on proving that he’s innocent. But what she discovers is darker and more of a tangled web than she expected.
While Lamont puts the animal testing/abuse into perspective for us, I don’t find it to be gruesome or overly dark. It does make you feel on edge with the science and testing situation. It could easily be the headline in tomorrow’s newspaper! I’m definitely going back to read the first two books in the series.
I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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Before becoming a novelist, Robin was a popular Broadway actress and singer, turned private investigator, and then New York prosecutor. She draws on these diverse careers for her work, infusing suspenseful plots with character-driven drama. Robin’s prior work has garnered awards and recognition, including Suspense Magazine’s Best of the Indies and a Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards for her novel If Thy Right Hand. Her book The Chain, which introduced Jude Brannock to readers, was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist. Her screen adaptation of the book, Six Seconds, is currently under option.
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