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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Fixer by T. E. Woods

Author: T. E. Woods
Publisher: Alibi (Random House)
Date of publication: February 2014

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . .

The Fixer was a pretty good book.  I was a bit skeptical when I started it and almost put it down.  I felt a bit lost as the story waffled between several characters that seemed to have no connection.  I'm glad I didn't stop.  The story-line was very well laid out and well written.  There was a really nice twist in the middle of the book that I didn't see coming!  I loved the ending as well.  In a weird way, I liked the idea of the Fixer.  As per her rules, she only "fixes" serious injustices, taking care of the worst offenders.  Not that I condone murder, but sometimes the legal system doesn't work like it's supposed to.

The characters were really strong.  Mort is a great detective that you can't help but like.  His love for his late wife made him very endearing and his grief over his missing daughter was heart breaking.  I liked how his mind worked through the case.  I loved what he did for "The Fixer" in the end.    I also really liked the psychologist, Lydia.  Her no nonsense way of handling patients was refreshing.  But I also liked that she was flawed and harbored a self destructive secret.  It made her more human. 

definitely recommend this debut and I look forward to reading more from this author.  



About the author:

T. E. Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her first place for Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting.
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 T. E. Woods’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 27th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, January 27th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller - Author Guest Post & Giveaway
Tuesday, January 28th:  The Best Books Ever
Wednesday, January 29th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, February 4th:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, February 4th:  Booksellers Without Borders
Wednesday, February 5th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Thursday, February 6th:  She Treads Softly
Monday, February 10th:  Books in the Burbs
Wednesday, February 12th:  A Fantastical Librarian
Thursday, February 13th:  The Written World
Monday, February 17th:  Booksie’s Blog
Monday, February 17th:  Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, February 18th:  Mystery Playground
Wednesday, February 19th:  Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, February 20th:  The Reader’s Hollow
Friday, February 21st:  From the TBR Pile
Monday, February 24th:  The Novel Life
Wednesday, February 26th:  Luxury Reading

2 comments:

Teri Woods said...

Thank you, Kari, for this review. I, too, am glad you stuck with it, and I'm thrilled you liked the story. Tell all your friends! And just wait until you see the trouble Mort and Lydia get into in the next book. Be on the lookout for "The Red Hot Fix", coming in June. All the best, and thanks again, T.E.Woods

heathertlc said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!