C.J. Lyons is a favorite author among many readers, myself included. Her past thrillers have kept me up many a night anticipating the ending. Her latest novel, Black Sheep, falls short. Unlike her usual works this one didn't grab me from page one. I continued reading to the middle of the book where I was finally hooked and fell in love with the main character. While the storyline picked up and held my attention, I thought the ending was predictable and overall I was a bit disappointed.
Readers who are Lyon's fans should try this one out as well, but don't expect a repeat of her earlier writings. I'm wondering if I set the bar so high reading her previous novels that this one was certain to fall flat? I'll buy her next novel and let you know.
Black Sheep C.J. Lyons
It’s the one mystery Supervisory Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney has never solved: her father’s unexplained suicide after arresting his best friend for murder. It drove Caitlyn to become one of the FBI’s best agents—and often the most unorthodox. Her latest case is no exception when the man she holds responsible for her father's death asks for help in finding his missing daughter. Caitlyn’s search brings her back to her North Carolina hometown, now vibrant with new money, old lies, and an unknown enemy who will do anything to keep Caitlyn from the learning the truth—and who will kill to keep it buried…