by Sharon Sala

November 2006
ISBN: 0-7783-2352-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

The stresses and strains of the holiday season are upon us, and we as readers look forward to taking a break by curling up with a favorite beverage and a good book. Many choose to read a light fluffy read, but for those who prefer a book that they can sink their teeth into may I suggest Nine Lives by Sharon Sala.

I know that die-hard fans of Ms. Sala have been eagerly awaiting a new release. I personally have not read much of this author’s work, but found Nine Lives to be one hundred percent engrossing.

Catherine Dupree who goes by the name of Cat has lived a childhood that no child should have to imagine let alone endure. The trauma and causalities of her youth have driven her to be the person she is today. Her desire to find the man who brutally murdered her father and left her for dead were big deciding factors in her decision to be a bounty hunter.

When her best friend Mimi goes missing, Cat knows there is more to her disappearance than the police want to believe. It is because of Cat’s persistence that something has happened to Mimi beyond her control that Cat learns the importance of leaning on other people after a lifetime of being independent and only letting Mimi close to her heart.

Wilson McKay, also a bounty hunter is the man that forces himself into Cat’s life and assists her when no one else believes that danger has befallen Mimi. As Cat constantly tries not to let Wilson close, he keeps pushing to be able to help her, and perhaps even win her heart.

Ms. Sala has written a tale that grabs readers from the beginning. She never hides the villain in Mimi’s life, and instead provides readers with an exciting tale of cat and mouse. Who will be the victor…the wealthy man who seems to have everything one could want, or the young woman raised in foster care who has nothing but steely determination, and a belief in right and wrong.

I suggest that you take some time to indulge yourself and unwind from the holiday stresses with a warm bath, a refreshing beverage, and a superb book…Nine Lives by Sharon Sala.

Reviewed in November 2006 by Sandi.

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