Friday 25 November 2022

✪ Retribution (Lexi Winter #2) ✪ Sarah Barrie ✪



Once a vigilante, she's now a cop ... but she still plays by her own rules. A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller for readers of Candice Fox and Sarah Bailey.
Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter returns, now working with the police - mostly - with a new enemy in the target and an old foe at the back of her mind.

Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train tunnel in the dead of night. Not Lexi Winter. She emerges injured but alive, to face the wrath of her boss. Lexi may now be in uniform, but she has as much trouble with authority as ever, and is quietly using her hacking skills to investigate a notorious drug-dealing Sydney crime family with links to her old prey, the paedophile Damon Vaughn.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Finn Carson investigates a death on a Sydney building site ... which oddly enough, leads him to the picturesque Wondabyne station on the Hawkesbury River, and Inspector Rachael Langley oversees an investigation that could tie it all together. Lexi holds the key ... if only she'll toe the line ...


ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

The first book in the Lexi Winter series, Unforgiven, is an amazing tale, so getting an early copy of the next book Retribution was a big thumbs up from me.

And wow. Just wow. Retribution is an adrenalin-inducing, non-stop heart thumping conclusion to this particular storyline (I am hoping there will be more Lexi Winter in the future.)

Lexi is now skirting the line between vigilante and police officer, and as frustrating as it is for her and her supervisors,I love how they give her room to do her "thing" as well as getting her to toe the line.

I needed to turn each page to find out what was happening, while also wondering what twists and turns we would be taken on next.

I just loved this story and I look forward to more from Sarah Barrie in the future.