REVIEW | At Risk

Series: N/A
 S.G. Redling
 adult, mystery, thriller
 September 20, 2016
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Colleen McElroy grew up wealthy and pampered, the daughter of a prominent society family in Lexington, Kentucky. But her privileged upbringing could not prepare or protect her from her cruel and abusive first husband. Although her calamitous marriage left her with physical and emotional scars that have yet to heal, they haven’t prevented her from doing her best to rebuild her life. 
Charismatic Patrick McElroy has scars of his own from his traumatic childhood in the foster care system, but with his business partner, John, he has built a celebrated, state-of-the-art home for at-risk youths. When one goes missing, Colleen is plunged into a nightmare of uncertainty about the girl’s disappearance. Is she paranoid, seeing disasters where there is just bad luck, or does an unspeakable evil lurk behind the new life she’s made for herself? No longer sure of whom she can trust, Colleen will have to rely on herself to discover the truth. 
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Well written, intriguing and suspenseful!

At Risk features Colleen McElroy, a privileged woman who went through an abusive relationship with her first husband. Now, she's married to Patrick McElroy who came from a foster care system.
NOW, how is this intriguing?

Slowly but surely, S.G. Redling introduces a conflict between best friends and business partners, Patrick and John. I like how both of them were established - their life during the days in the foster system and their character at present (Patrick as the responsible one and John as the drunkard who gets them in trouble). The two of them are polar opposites and they complement each other. The problem that rises between the two of them is far more bigger than I expected and Colleen's involvement in this is the part that's really interesting to read. 

While the development of the mystery was quite slow, the climax was a real thrill! It was fast and really kept me reading until 2:00AM! Just what is going on here? Just some revelations and running for lives and horrific things. Oh you know, the usual stuff. But seriously, the revelation was perfect and gripping climax was just too crazy for me to miss!

OVERALL, At Risk is slowly and carefully written mystery that kept me intrigued right from the beginning. I like the slow development of the story and how it was able to perfectly establish the characters and develop its main character. The revelation was perfect and Colleen's life threatening moment was completely thrilling! At Risk is highly recommended for mystery-thriller readers!

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~I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

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{ how about you }
What do you think of slow-paced mysteries? Do you think slow development of mysteries work fine? Personally, it's fine for me. It's really how things are explained at the end that matters to me most of the time.

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