by Stephen J. Tillman
Goodreads blurb: Leopard’s Daughter is a markedly original crime novel with elements of the occult. In a world where vampires and werewolves exist, but are extremely rare, Bobby Sandar, his wife, Olivia, and their two oldest children are were-leopards. Bobby and Olivia are Secret Service agents. Following Bobby’s death, Olivia feels the need for a fresh start. She takes a job as a detective in the sheriff’s department of a rural western county. Olivia’s first assignment is to go undercover as an exotic dancer in a nightclub run by gangsters. She has to battle mobbed-up criminals, a terrorist leader who is aware of Olivia’s history and abilities, and human traffickers to save her family and herself.
About the Author: Stephen Tillman is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Wilkes University, where he taught for forty-two years, and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brown University. As most scholars of mathematics, Stephen has always dreamed of writing a novel. Although he started writing fiction relatively late in life, he is still younger than the folk artist Grandma Moses when she began her artistic career. Stephen is an avid reader of mysteries and science fiction and has published short stories in both genres. Were-leopards are featured in the stories, Caged, Dust Pile, and Tammy.
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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!
The cover has a gorgeous leopard on it!
This is the author’s first book. It is for adults only due to violence and content, and it does contain human trafficking of children, abuse of women and children, and rape.
I liked this book. I’m not used to reading many male authors of shifter books. Men tend to describe differently and tend to be more up front and blunt. I liked the characters and the story. It just seems choppy in some places and doesn’t seem to flow. Each author is unique, and for me sometimes it takes a few books before you sync with the author’s style.
Olivia and her children are pretty kick butt with all they have dealt with and endure. It was an action-packed book where you love when the bad guys get it. It was interesting and kept my attention, but I’m used to shifter books having romance too.
I think if you want a unique shifter story with no romance and lots of bad guys that you will find something you like in this story! I will keep my eye out to see what else this author comes up with because I’m open to reading more.
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