Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Slaughtered by KA Lugo @ka_lugo @GoddessFish

by KA Lugo
GENRE:  Thriller


The Texter

Fallen homicide detective, Jack Slaughter, closes the door on the home where his perfect family has been brutally snatched from him. Moving across the city, he works as a private investigator to fund his own investigation into what happened to his family—who killed his little girl, ZoĆ«, and where is his wife, Leah?

Every three month for the last three years, Jack receives a simple text telling him where he can find his missing wife. There’s a body at each location, but none of them are Leah.

Jack hates missing person’s cases, but they’re his bread and butter. He only takes the case to find Carl Boyd's missing wife because the details of her disappearance closely match Leah’s. He hopes by finding Bonnie Boyd, he'll find his own wife.

The Butcher

Following the leads in the Bonnie Boyd case, Jack discovers someone has been killing women all over the city for the last three years, a fact Jack’s ex-partner and still best friend, Ray Navarro, has neglected to tell him. The city has a serial killer and officials haven’t been able to find a single lead on the person they’ve dubbed The Butcher.

Could Bonnie Boyd’s disappearance be linked to The Butcher? More important, was Leah one of The Butcher’s victims? Could he have gone so far as to murder a child?

With every clue Jack weaves together, the more his own life unravels.


"You’re still struggling with your guilt, Jack. You know there was nothing you could have done to prevent what happened."

"I should have been there, Nick. I could have been home earlier." Jack’s voice hitched.

From the corner of his eye, he saw Nick calmly gazing at him. Were priests trained to remain composed around people who were on the verge of insanity? He was on that knife blade. Every goddamn day.

"Were you ever home earlier?" For a moment, silence floated between them. "And how much earlier? Five minutes or an hour? Who’s to say this wouldn’t have happened on another night?"

Jack scrubbed a shaking fist across his forehead, trying to stop the building pressure there. "How many times do you think I’ve beat myself up over that?" He shot his gaze back at the priest, unintentional anger in his voice as he spoke. "Had he already tried on other nights? If I had been home earlier that night, would he have tried again on another night? Was he going to keep trying until he could finally get in when I wasn’t there? Or was he really after me, but took his anger out on my family instead?" He stopped short; he was now practically yelling at the priest.

His heart pounded hard in his chest, nearly robbing him of breath. The frustration of being so out of control was almost too much to bear. He gazed deeply into the glass in his hands, as if somehow the whiskey’s amber depths foretold his future. How much more could he take before it became too much?

Not for the first time, he swallowed hard at the thought of eating his gun. He couldn’t—not before he found Leah and administered his own justice on his daughter’s killer.

"Jack." Nick’s too-calm voice seemed to echo in the quiet room. "Don’t let this pull you into the darkness."

Had the priest read his mind? Jack downed the whiskey in one go. "Too late."

My Review:

Jack Slaughter’s life was turned upside down and his heart ripped right out of his chest the day he came home and walked into his house only to find the body of his little girl a toddler and the family dog murdered with his wife missing.

Jack was a homicide detective but that day changed his life forever taking with it his family and his job. Now Jack works for himself as a private investigator.

When Bonnie Boyd turns up missing her husband hires Jack to find her. Jack doesn’t like working on missing person’s cases as they hit too close to home but his best friend and ex-partner ask him to take the case so he can’t say no.

Bodies of women have been turning up all over the city for the last three years. Jack receives a text every time one of the women are murdered telling him where the body is and each time Jack races out the door wondering if it will be his wife. Each time Jack wonders if this time it will be his wife and he can find the closures he needs to move on with his life.

Slaughtered is filled with mystery and suspense from the first word until the last. Jack will have you racing all over town with him trying to find this serial killer and looking for the missing woman Bonnie and his wife as well. Jack will be looking for his missing wife around every corner until the day he finds her. He will never stop looking for her as he believes she is out there somewhere.

Slaughtered is one of those books that will have you guessing from the moment you pick it up and it will have you trying to figure out who the killer is but loving to hang on to its secrets and not letting go until the very end and even then it still has a few secrets up its sleeve leaving you wanting more.

I can’t wait for the next book in the Jack Slaughter Thrillers to see what Jack has in store for us and hopefully we will find out more about his wife in future books as I have this feeling that the Jack Slaughter Thrillers are not going to give up any of its secrets easily.  

I would recommend Slaughtered to anyone who loves a good mystery with lots of suspense. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

K.A. Lugo is a native Northern Californian who grew up in Carmel-by-the-Sea, part of a larger community founded by artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, George Sterling, and Jack London. Over the years, she's worked with several Carmel notables, but it was in 1997 she left the employ of Clint Eastwood to live in Ireland for six months. It was during this time she met the man she would marry, and relocated to live in Ireland.

While always writing since a very young age, K.A. earned her keep in Ireland as one of the country's foremost travel consultants who also wrote travel articles about Ireland.

Since 2005, K.A. has published fourteen titles in genres including romantic suspense, erotic romance, cozy mystery, and now thrillers.

Slaughtered is the first in the new highly acclaimed Jack Slaughter Thriller series, set in San Francisco, a city close to K.A.'s heart.

K.A. loves hearing from readers and promises to reply to each message. Please visit her socials to stay up-to-date on this exciting new series.        

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

jackslaughter said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today, and for your review. Much appreciated!

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