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Shadow Girl (An Afton Tangler Thriller) Hardcover – August 1, 2017
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“Out of a swirling Minnesota snowstorm, a new hero trudges triumphantly off the pages of Gerry Schmitt’s new thriller…Little Girl Gone is taut and tense, a great tale to jump-start the Afton Tangler series. A sequel, as surely as Sandford’s Lucas Davenport lives and breathes, is already in the works. Readers of this gripping debut will find themselves hoping it’s a short wait.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Schmitt fills her thriller with numerous twists and builds it to a heart-pounding conclusion...Fans of Midwest noir—think John Sandford—will revel in this nightmarish tale, admire Schmitt for her courageous departure and eagerly await Afton’s next case.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Gerry Schmitt has written a propulsive thriller that will keep you reading late into the night. Do I really have to wait a year for another Afton Tangler book?”—James O. Born, author of Scent of Murder
“It’s always fun to watch a talented author stretch her wings...Schmitt gets everything right.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Taut [and] eerie...Sticks with you long after you’ve finished it.”—Grant Blackwood, author of Tom Clancy Under Fire
“The Afton Tangler mysteries promise to be as tantalizing as any of the current standard police thrillers. I’m thinking Lisa Scottoline meets Lee Childs.”—The Bourne Enterprise
About the Author
Gerry Schmitt is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five mysteries, including the Afton Tangler Thrillers, as well as the Tea Shop, Scrapbooking, and the Cackleberry Club mysteries, written under the pen name Laura Childs. She is the former CEO of her own marketing firm, has won dozens of TV and radio awards, produced two reality TV shows, and invests in small businesses. She and her professor husband enjoy collecting art, traveling, and have two Shar-Peis.
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Afton dreams of being an actual detective instead of a liason between the police and victims and their families and in the meantime she plays one pretty well!
In this second book, a mysterious woman and a young Asian man just shot a medical chopper out of the sky right over the medical center. But why? The only people aboard are the pilot and co-pilot. Is this an act of terrorism or something more?
When out of the blast a cooler is shot into a dorm room containing a human heart, things start looking more personal. The heart was going to Leland Odin, owner of one of the largest home shopping networks and up to his ears in money and a big secret.
Afton and Max don't waste time trying to figure out who did not want him to have the heart and why.
Afton and Max are really good characters. The bad guys were dispicable and the good guys were really good.
I am sure there will be many more Afton Tangler Thrillers!
I took twice as long to make supper on the day I started reading Shadow Girl than normal, because I was carrying the book with me the whole time!
For being such a savvy businessman, Leland Odin sure didn't use his noggin this time around. People at 'street level' get assaulted or killed over $20 of drugs, what makes him think he can 'manage' the repercussions coming from hijacking that many kilos??? Or maybe he thinks there won't be any because, after all, he is rich and powerful?
Thank goodness there are people on the law-abiding and law-promoting side of the story as well. If I were, oh, a couple of decades younger, I would want to be Afton Tangler when I grew up! She is one bad mamma jamma (and I had to use that term or else the word that starts with "a" which some people pronounce as donkey.) :D Example, please, you ask?
Afton, single mom and police department employee (although not one who carries a gun) chases after a suspect with a tenacity that surprises even the runner, and they end up in hand-to-hand combat in public, and both come out injured. Not that I aspire to throw myself day after day into life-threatening situations. I had a job once where it was my duty to insert myself into some pretty dicey circumstances and lost a little of the fear that comes with them.
And spot on with her reaction in the park when the assailant comes at her again, this time with her children in the vicinity. I've often said the worst thing someone could do to me would be to mess with one of my kids. I'd go from zero to full-on MAMA BEAR in the blink of an eye.
I cannot wait to read more of Afton's on-the-job stories!
Afton Tangler wants with all her heart to be a detective, but her superiors keep making excuses even though they keep assigning her to work with Max, a seasoned homicide detective. Excuses or not, Afton's family liaison skills come in handy during investigations: she has a knack for calming distraught people and getting them to open up to her.
This case takes us all over the Minneapolis - St. Paul area. We know the identities of the bad guys, the trick is in apprehending them all. Shadow Girl is filled with good action sequences, and although there is violence, it is never graphic. Schmitt knows how to let readers' imaginations do most of the work.
I enjoy the rapport Afton has with Max. It's an important relationship since Max has a lot to teach this wannabe detective. The investigation may be deadly serious, but there are flashes of humor throughout, and Bonaparte the dog has a moment or two in the spotlight.
Something that's said at the end of Shadow Girl lets readers know that things will be changing for Afton in the next book. Afton is a strong, intelligent woman who deserves to be a detective. I'm looking forward to finding out what's in store for her in book number three.
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Shadow Girl marks my first time reading a book by Gerry Schmitt. Overall, it was a good book.Read more
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