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Credo's Hope Paperback – September 15, 2012
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I will gladly shout from the rooftops about how much I enjoyed this book. From page one I was interested in the story and the characters, and couldn't wait to read more. Wolfe was smart and bold, and felt incredibly genuine. Perfect reactions, I'd say she was one of the best, real feeling characters I've read in, well.. maybe ever. I was struck by how accurate Wolfe's police career was portrayed, only to find out the author not only works on the police force, but also offers tips on her blog for authors that want to write accurate police characters. For readers who enjoy comparing characters and book series, I found some similarities between Wolfe and Stephanie Plum, though Stephanie relies almost entirely on luck, and Wolfe has the brains and the guts to solve the case.
I loved the plot, and the mystery was well thought out, with just enough little hints along the way so the ending was a pleasant surprise (I never expected that one!), but not a huge, out-of-left-field kind of shock. My favorite part? When Wolfe's supervisor, Kate, assigned Wolfe to on-call duty as "punishment" for going against her orders. Talk about some great revenge! But you'll just have to read it and find out why.Read more ›
The horse on the cover, as I found out while reading, is a racing horse named Credo's Hope. The lady with the gun on the front is Detective Alex Wolfe. So, the cover is an apt depiction of a couple of main character(s) that is in the story.
Alex is an arse-kicking, quick-tempered detective who has a knack for getting into trouble without even trying. Her mother is constantly trying to get her invited to get-togethers where Alex could possibly meet "Mr. Right."
Casey is Alex's work partner. She thinks before speaking and tries her best to get Alex to do the same thing.
Kate is Alex and Casey's boss and finds Alex's antics somewhat humorous, but extremely tiresome. She is a hard boss, but fair.
Megan has been Alex's best friend since pre-K and teaches dog training classes. She helps Alex and Casey on a side investigation that Alex is working on in her spare time.
The story is very engaging and will keep you reading wanting to know more. There seem to be two main plots with a few sub-plots, but it is all kept well organized and does not get confusing at all. As a matter of fact, it is part of what keeps you engaged and continuing to read.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a good mystery with a strong female lead who can kick arse with the best of them. =)
Two things really set the story apart from the current wave of crime dramas. The first is the level of detail involved in the police work itself. It just seems authentic and realistic, and never resorts to those conveniently lucky breaks that make you roll your eyes and wonder what the characters would do in real life. The second is that the story excites you. It makes you want to cheer for the detectives, and makes you want to play along at solving the mystery (without any eccentric genius detectives or new-fangled CSI techniques to break the case).
I don't generally read a lot of detective stories, but I would gladly sign up for another in this series.
Alison, being the ex-cop that she is, is at least writing about a subject that she knows intimately and it shows in this book and it's sequel, "Credo's Legacy". I find it refreshing that this author, coming from a police background, a very serious and sometimes deadly occupation, has such a keen sense of humor.....it's definitely an added plus to her story telling.
If you haven't read Credo's Hope, I strongly recommend that you do! At just $.99 it's the best buck you'll ever spend!!
For all of Alison's fans, I have it on good authority that the 3rd installment in this series will, hopefully, be available to us around year end 2012. What a great way to end the year or start 2013!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kept me engaged the whole time. Great characters, exciting storyline. The book is hard to put down. I highly recommend.Published 15 days ago by Rochelle
A really good somewhat humurous series. I seldom buy books but had to this time.Published 2 months ago by Lou Anne Steele
Nice read. Am looking forward to being able to afford to buy the rest of the series.Published 2 months ago by Brenda S Pierce
Alison Naomi Holt has just created my new favorite detective and side kick pair! Alex Wolfe is someone who has trouble coloring inside the lines and her long suffering Sgt. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Robson
Credo's hope was brilliantly written. I couldnt put the book down. It had a great story line. Detective alex wolfe and his partner were always in trouble. Read morePublished 3 months ago by debbie bridgford
A good book for a casual read . Enjoyed it but could not connect with the lead character . Also, with all of the characters involved , it was difficult to keep track of who was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gene Blair
Fun and clever book! I can't wait to read the next two books in this series!Published 3 months ago by Jan Crossen
One day you come upon a book that looks interesting. You open it and start the first few paragraphs just to 'catch' the drift of the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RJ VLIER
This book held my interest all the way. The end was a twist that I never expected. I liked the main characters. There were quite a few people in the story. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lgavon