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In her newest assignment for the Line, Signy Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission to save Lizzy Stone and her baby boy in Susan Philpott’s heart-racing thriller, Dark Territory.
Cut off from the Line, what will Signy Shepherd do when the very people she protects become more dangerous than the threats they’re escaping?
Signy Shepherd has spent her career with the Line, a modern underground railroad, shepherding at-risk women out of peril. When Signy takes Lizzy, a young woman desperate to save her infant son, under her protection, the case appears to be like any other. With a severe winter storm on the horizon, Signy drives Lizzy and her son out of the city. Suddenly, she finds the police hot on their tail, and when Lizzy’s erratic behavior propels them into further danger, Signy begins to suspect that her new ward is not the victim she claims to be.
Expertly plotted and featuring a fiery protagonist, Dark Territory is a taut, high-speed thriller about a young woman who will stop at nothing to save the people she loves.
About the Author:
Susan Philpott holds a Master’s degree in both Science and Social Work. She has worked as a furniture salesperson, a zoo-keeper and a mental health professional. The mother of three grown children, she lives in the wilds of Ontario with her husband and yellow Lab. She currently works full time as a writer. Blown Red was her debut novel. Dark Territory, her second novel was released on January 12, 2016.
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In Dark Territory, Signy Shepherd is back for another adventure, only this time she is transporting a mother with a young child to Lake Placid in the United States. Things aren't what they seem. Danger is surrounding Signy at every turn. People are telling lies and they are hiding secrets... but whom should she trust? The answer is definitely not clear.
I must admit, this second book reads better than the first book. It gets deeper into the minds of deceitful people. People who want to succeed at any cost. Philpott writes some edgy scenes, and I smiled when she was able to make me squirm with some of her descriptions of what happens in the lab. Without giving too much away, I was excited to read about the connection to "Henrietta Lacks" and the scientific research. This book is not your average thriller with police chases, raging snowstorms, a tracker on their heels and bad people trying to rule the world, it actually has some substance, some scientific reasons, why this fictitious story is actually plausible. Very well done, Susan Philpott.
I was hoping for more "Zef" (damn, I love that name), Signy's love interest from book one. I really enjoyed the on-again, off-again love affair with the guy who couldn't be more wrong for her. Instead, we had a few scenes with a new love interest Ben. This guy is different, intriguing, but still a complete mystery. I am looking forward to book three for more of Zef and Ben!
If you are looking for a fast page-turning novel, you should read this book. I highly recommend it, but if possible, read book one first. It will help you understand the connections between characters better, allowing you to have the full Signy Shepherd experience.
(because I love fast-paced thrillers, edgy & cringeworthy scenes that gross most people out, a kickass protagonist, Dumbledore references and of course, I still love the name Zef).