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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Book Review: Hollow Beasts (Jodi Luna Book 1) by Alisa Lynn Valdés

Hollow Beasts (Jodi Luna Book 1)
by Alisa Lynn Valdés
April 1, 2023
ISBN: ‎9781662507168
After a long stint in academia, Jodi Luna leaves Boston for the wilds of New Mexico to start a new life as a game warden. Jodi is no stranger to the wilderness; her family has lived here for generations. Determined to protect her homeland, she nabs a poacher in her first week on the job.

But when he retaliates by stalking Jodi and her teenage daughter, a cat and mouse game leads Jodi to a white supremacist group deep in the mountains. She learns that new recruits are kidnapping women of color to prove their mettle to the organization’s leader.

When the local sheriff refuses to assist, Jodi joins up with young deputy Ashley Romero. Together, they set out to take down a terrorist network that will test not just their skills as investigators but also their knowledge of the land and commitment to its people.

But will Jodi’s fierce resolve to protect the voiceless put her loved ones in harm’s way?

Jodi Luna taught in academia in Boston, but after her husband’s death, she returned home to apply and take over he retired uncle's job as a game warden in New Mexico. Her first week has her capturing a poacher. But he is a member of a white supremacist group camping deep in the mountains, kidnapping young Mexican women and even some American women. Their leader is a crazy old man. Meanwhile, Jody meets and teams up with a young female deputy, Ashley Romero.

There is a little more than needed to be in this book, but the female heroine and the other women are interesting and the storyline was enough to keep me interested. If you like thrillers, bad guys, strong women, and more, you will enjoy this book. A great read while on vacation at the beach or even more so, in the mountains or camping!

I gave Hollow Beasts 4 Sheep

Reviewed by Pamela K. Kinney

About the Author:
Alisa Lynn Valdés is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. With more than one million books in print in eleven languages, she was included on Time’s list of the twenty-five most influential Hispanics and was a Latina woman of the year as well as an Entertainment Weekly breakout literary star. She is the author of many novels, including Playing with Boys and The Husband Habit. Alisa divides her time between New Mexico and Los Angeles.

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