Jan 25, 2019

The Conspiracy by Kat Martin Review

The Conspiracy
Maximum Security #1
By Kat Martin
Release Date: January 22nd, 2019
HQN Books
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Harper Winston’s brother has disappeared. Pursuing his dream of sailing the Caribbean, Michael hasn’t responded to texts or emails in days. When even the Coast Guard can’t find him, Harper is forced to take desperate measures. Which means going to Chase Garrett, once her brother’s best friend, now the only man she can trust…or so she hopes.

As the successful owner of Maximum Security, Chase has learned to trust his gut. He knows Harper’s father is mixed up in a deadly business, and suspects there’s more to Michael’s disappearance than meets the eye. Getting involved again with the Winstons goes against everything he stands for, yet old loyalties die hard. As the case draws him closer to Harper and deeper into the Winstons’ snarled crime family, he is forced to put everything on the line to keep Harper safe…and both of them alive.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

The Conspiracy is the first book in Kat Martins new Maximum Security series, and after reading her books in the past, I couldn’t wait to get started, as I have always found them enjoyable to read.

So we begin at a Dallas society party, where Harper Winston, is looking for her brothers ex-best friend, Chase Garrett; One of the owners of Maximum Security, old money and one of the good guys, but she isn’t sure he is going to give her the time of day, with her fathers businesses being on the more shady Sadie, add to that her brother Michael’s falling out with Chase 10 years ago when he was a drug user, but Harper was desperate and scared! But her brother Michael is missing, and only Chase and Maximum Security can find him.

Now I’m not going to drive too much into the plot. I will say it’s a great start to the series, and you can definitely see that the author is a talented writer. The storyline definitely has the suspense, the exotic locations, the grab you intense moments, though I did Struggle a little with the flow of the story, as it would sometimes fly at an exhilarating pace, then suddenly stop, but after a little, while you can totally look past that. When it comes to the characters, you find yourself wishing for more, more history with relationships between the characters, and more emotion from the characters, and while I liked most of the characters, Pia, who is a secondary character, for some reason literally got on my nerves.

Overall I found The Conspiracy a good book and great start to a new series.

I give The Conspiracy 4 stars

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

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