In this shocking legal thriller debut by Jilliane Hoffman, she scintillated us in an emotional roller coaster in this first installment of the CJ Townsend thriller series. If you're a fan of The Silence of the Lambs, you'll enjoy this one by a big comparison. In Retribution, twelve years ago, Chloe Larson was brutally raped by a rapist in a clown mask in New York City. Now she was C.J. Townsend, a prosecutor in Florida, who took the hot seat, when the Cupid murders hit her town. During this turbulent court case, her past caught up to the present for a turnabout of a cat-and-mouse game with her rapist and a killer, who she believed is one person, let alone two people who worked on her fears. While she covered up her secret past, she was all for retribution to raise hell and send them to hell. The Killer was reminiscent of Hannibal Lector in more creepy ways than one.
I loved the compelling storyline of the past and present colliding in Chloe's world. From New York City to Miami, I became enthralled with how Chloe turned her life around, when it was tilted in its axis. I didn't care for much for Michael or the creepy serial Clown Killer either. I rooted for Chloe/C.J. from start to finish. This left me nothing by numbness and the shakes. You'll be fan of C.J. in no time too.
Are you afraid of clowns? If not, give this legal thriller a try right now!
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