I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Heist & Seek by A.J. Lape
Series: Darcy Walker Investigations #6
Published by A. J. Lape on February 21, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age, Young Adult Fiction / Humorous / General, Young Adult Fiction / Law & Crime, Young Adult Fiction / Loners & Outcasts, Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult Fiction / Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure, Young Adult Fiction / Religious / Christian / Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult Fiction / Religious / Christian / Relationships, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
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A flash mob. And bounty hunters after her head. Can a rookie cop outthink them both?
Darcy Walker is benched after an off-duty incident and finds herself behind a desk as a 911 dispatch operator. But when a caller tells her a high-end smash-and-grab is being committed a few miles away, she’s left helpless when no units are available to respond.
Taking matters into her own hands, she walks off the job to confront the thieves herself. But the flash mob is highly organized, and she’s soon dodging their threats like she’s dodging the bounty Fat Tony Falco placed on her head.
Can she evade her enemies, or are they safer than her peers who begin to question when she goes rogue?
Heist & Seek is the heart-racing sixth book in the Darcy Walker Crime Thriller series. If you like page-turning action with a side of humor, then you’ll love AJ Lape's nail-biting mystery.
There are only two indie authors I can’t wait to read their next books, even after I enjoyed their first magical book many years ago. J.L. Bryan has the supernatural market cornered for me, and when it comes to crime mysteries, it’s A.J. Lape all the way. The sixth installment of the Darcy Walker Investigations is out today, and I devoured this one. This book seemed to fly by with all the action, the crime, and the absolute protective beast that is Darcy’s boyfriend Dylan. In Heist & Seek, Darcy has yet to return to duty since she has to be cleared by a therapist after the events in the previous book. She’s temporarily assigned to work a campus 911 call center, and her first call involves a smash-and-grab robbery in the fancy part of Los Angeles. She can’t just sit there and do nothing, so she abandons her post and heads straight for the robbery.
Darcy’s trademark wit, bravery, and penchant for going head-first into danger are front and center as usual. While she’s earned the respect of the cops and detectives she’s worked with, plenty of people on the force think she’s only gotten where she is so fast because the Captain is her boyfriend’s grandfather. Her wonderful and weird network of informants never fails to amuse and amaze me. I definitely look forward to seeing how they each play their part in helping Darcy solve the crime.
Darcy’s relationship with college football star Dylan is still going strong, and I love how he’ll drop everything to surprise her with a quick trip across the country to spend some time with her. He has some deeply held rage when it comes to anyone threatening Darcy, and this book gives him the opportunity to take care of some business with her enemies. And along the way, he gets to call in some of her most powerful allies to get the job done.
I give Heist & Seek a five out of five. All of her connections are becoming uncomfortably acquainted with each other, and she’s not sure what that means for these relationships and who is still on her side. I love the fast-paced writing and especially Darcy’s zero filter mouth. My only qualm is that I have to wait another year for the next installment, and I’ve already preordered it on Amazon. Thrilling, smart, exciting, and definitely a fantastically enjoyable book and series to read.
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About A.J. Lape
A.J. Lape is the author of the Darcy Walker Teenage Sleuth Thrillers, Darcy Walker Crime Thrillers, Rivera & Gutierrez Action Thrillers (a vice spin-off of the Darcy Walker universe), and the 15 Saddles Motorcycle Club serial found on the Kindle Vella app. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, an occasional spoiled hamster, and has an unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola. A graduate of Morehead State University with an MA in Communications, she’s a PI wannabe but daily stops crime and kills bad people on her keyboard. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she’ll be wearing prison-orange due to graphic wiki searches.
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