Welcome to the final stop on the book tour for Trap and Trace by Megan Carney organized by Xpresso Book Tours. This is a contemporary thriller that will transport you from the streets of Des Moines to Amsterdam and back to Washington in a run to uncover a national conspiracy.
Trap and Trace
by Megan Carney
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Thriller
What is it about?
A sabotaged CIA operation makes Navy Trent a captive. But surviving the kidnapping is just the beginning of her ordeal. The CIA will kill her if she doesn’t stay quiet. The saboteurs will kill her if she does. Navy is forced into a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse where only her wits – and a little bit of luck – can keep her alive.
This was such an intense read. When I first started reading this I was pretty sure I knew where this was going. I had read the blurb and thought what it would be like. Boy, I was wrong!! This was a rollercoaster of turns and surprises that made me flipped through the pages. Such a fantastic mystery read.
Navy Trent and her friends had planned a safari and are flying to Africa via Amsterdam. At the Amsterdam airport, when they are going to transfer flights, they are all kidnapped under the belief that they are someone else. It all starts to spin when the kidnapping finally is over and Navy needs to convince the CIA that she doesn’t know anything, and someone else is trying to push her into revealing what she knows.
Badass female character
I was pleasantly surprised with Navy and how brave and strong she becomes during the book. She starts as a normal tourist that is kidnapped on a trip together with her friends, and you could think that when fear strikes she would become insecure and try to hide. But when in the face of difficulties she becomes this amazing woman that is determined to fight and survive no matter what. It was amazing and interesting to see how resourceful she was and how she managed to do everything and come up with ideas on what she should do next. I enjoyed when the author was explaining all the techy stuff that Navy was doing and why. I especially enjoyed when she put into practice what she had learned in her classes!
Though I understand why she did all the things she did and the way she did them, sometimes I just wanted to shake her to senses to try to do things another way.
Slow burning action
The book was full of twists and turns that kind of reminded me of a spy movie. The development was built in a slow pace action which may put off a little and sometimes it was as nothing was really happening. You were reading how Navy was training, going to work and preparing but no real action was taking place. Nevertheless, I found that in the whole development of the story the paced matched, as you needed to see how everything was falling into place.
Complex and astonishing plot
I had more than one surprise and unexpected twist. Though when the overall scheme was revealed I had pretty much guessed it as through out the story you are told bits and pieces. I must admit that there was a point in which I was confused with what was happening, though it didn’t last long.
The whole conspiracy thing was really good and interesting to read. The most intriguing part was the power game that was behind it all.
In whole this was a fantastic and thrilling novel that I highly recommend.