Warped Ambition

Warped Ambition

When the battered body of a teenage girl is found in a dumpster, Lieutenant Jo Riskin is called to take the case. Investigating with her partner, Detective Lynae Parker, Jo uncovers secrets, loyalties, and ambitions that give motives to a surprising number of suspects , including a boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks.While immersed in her current case, Jo is battli...

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Title:Warped Ambition
Author:Debbie S. TenBrink
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ISBN:1940215846
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:250 pages

Warped Ambition Reviews

  • Rachel Armock
    Jan 01, 2017

    Warped Ambition is an engaging, exhilarating, witty crime novel with hugely likeable characters and a fast paced plot. It says a lot about a book that I could barely put it down, even during New Year's Eve party! I am very impressed with this authors first novel and can't wait to read what comes next!

  • Terri Parish
    Dec 12, 2016

    Amazing story, well written. I recommend this book.

  • Kharms
    Dec 29, 2016

    I was hooked from page one. I didn't want to stop reading because I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. TenBrink's writing style made you feel like you were part of the story - reading about two of your friends. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Jo and Nae. Read this book! You won't be disappointed.

  • Melinda J Spicer
    Dec 29, 2016

    I usually find mysteries too stressful, but Warped Ambition was the perfect blend of solid character & plot development. Finished it in two sittings. An excellent first novel by a talented story teller...I look forward to future installments in the series!

  • Joyce
    Jan 10, 2017

    4 and stars

    When the body of a fifteen-year old girl in found in a dumpster, every cop on the scene feels as though they have stepped into a nightmare.

    Lieutenant Jo Riskin and her partner, Lynae Parker, answer the call. They find the girl’s purse which leads them to the parents of the girl in a rich neighborhood. What was Megan Tillman doing in a slum neighborhood? When the autopsy is finished, there is more devastating news to impart to the parents.

    After questioning friends, family and acquai

    4 and ½ stars

    When the body of a fifteen-year old girl in found in a dumpster, every cop on the scene feels as though they have stepped into a nightmare.

    Lieutenant Jo Riskin and her partner, Lynae Parker, answer the call. They find the girl’s purse which leads them to the parents of the girl in a rich neighborhood. What was Megan Tillman doing in a slum neighborhood? When the autopsy is finished, there is more devastating news to impart to the parents.

    After questioning friends, family and acquaintances, Jo and Lynae seemed to get nowhere. At the same time, Jo gets word from another detective that someone wants to talk to her. It turns out to be about a cop killing. Jo hopes it is about her husband, Mike, who was killed in the line of duty two years earlier.

    With the aid of forensics, the case of Megan Tillman moves along. Piecing together clues, Jo and her team move along toward an arrest. Politics rears its ugly head when they are told to go easy on one of the suspects. Jo takes this for what it’s worth.

    While the murderer doesn’t come as any surprise to me, it was fascinating to read how the police achieved their success.

    Oh yeah, and that other case? Jo, Lynae and her team solve that one too.

    This book is very well written, typo-free and well plotted. I truly enjoyed it and am pleased that a first time author made such a big hit. I can’t wait for the next in the series!

    Thanking Netgalley and Red Adept Publishing, LLC for forwarding me a copy of this book for me to read.

  • Susan
    Dec 31, 2016

    Lieutenant Jo Riskin is called in to investigate the death of a young girl found in a dumpster which reveals several suspects. While at the same time trying to find evidence in the murder of her husband.

    An interesting read with some likable characters, enough that I look forward to reading the next in the series. Though I did find that the guilty party became obvious.

    a NetGalley Book

  • Carol Peace
    Jan 12, 2017

    When Megan Tillman's body is found in a dumpster Lieutenant Jo Riskin is the one to deal with the case alongside her partner Lynae Parker. It seems 15 year old Megan was pregnant and Jo feels this has to has to have a bearing on why she was killed but who knew she was pregnant? They are not short of suspects and It seems at least one has the influence to make it difficult for them to question them, They keep hitting dead ends until they get a surprising lucky break, in the background Jo is still

    When Megan Tillman's body is found in a dumpster Lieutenant Jo Riskin is the one to deal with the case alongside her partner Lynae Parker. It seems 15 year old Megan was pregnant and Jo feels this has to has to have a bearing on why she was killed but who knew she was pregnant? They are not short of suspects and It seems at least one has the influence to make it difficult for them to question them, They keep hitting dead ends until they get a surprising lucky break, in the background Jo is still grieving for her husband who was killed in the line of duty 2 years ago but no one was ever caught. I loved following these two strong women characters throughout the investigation and though we do touch upon their personal life there is so much more to learn.

    I loved the book and can't wait for the next, I do hope there will be a next following these characters. A great debut book and a definate page turner.

    Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of the book.