- Title: Made To Be Broken (A Nadia Stafford Novel)
- Author: Kelley Armstrong
- Publisher: Vintage Canada; division of Random House Canada
- Publication Date: February 7, 2012 (Feb. 24, 2009 [Original])
- Edition: 2012 Paperback
- Pages: 351
- Special Features: None
- Price: $16.95
- ISBN: 978-0-307-36116-5
- Genre: Fiction-Crime
Nadia Stafford used to be a cop, but now works as part-time lodge owner, and part-timer hit woman. When one of her workers suddenly goes missing, Nadia takes it upon herself to find out why. But when she discovers that both she, and her baby are gone, Nadia knows that something isn’t right. While others in town are quick to believe that the girl simply ran off, Nadia listens to her gut, and makes a startling discovery.
Nadia, and Jack are together again as they work together to solve the disappearance of Sammy and her daughter. But during their investigation they uncover that Sammy has fallen prey to an illegal operation. Along the way Nadia, and Jack learn that Sammy isn’t the only victim, but many other young mothers have found themselves in the cross hairs. Soon the case becomes too much and Nadia and Jack require help from others.
Quinn, and Evelyn make an appearance in this book, and while it was nice to see Quinn, I’m not sure it was so nice to see Evelyn. You never know if she’s really there to help, or if she’s just there to use people. Poor Nadia is forced to play her games, and at one point Nadia calls Evelyn’s integrity into question. There was one moment where it seemed like Nadia was actually going to hit her. Quinn adds a bit of light humour, and fun into the book with his easy going attitude, and him and Nadia seem to be slowly moving into the direction of more than just friends. But I’m not sure how long that will last since after over hearing a conversation between Jack and Evelyn, Nadia may find herself torn between fun and easy, and serious and complicated.
Overall rating: 5/5 stars.
Would I recommend: Yes. If crime, mystery, and drama is your type of read, then this is the book for you.
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