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They killed the wrong girl. Rachel Hatch will make them pay.

USA Today best-selling author L.T. Ryan has teamed up with Police Detective Brian Shea for this debut novel in the gripping Rachel Hatch mystery thriller series.

Ex-Army criminal investigator Rachel Hatch is a drifter. No home. No commitments. Until her sister's drowning drags her back to the town she left 15 years ago.

Convinced her sister's death was no accident, Hatch partners with the local sheriff, Dalton Savage, to uncover the truth. Every answer unlocks another question, and as the investigation begins to unravel, Hatch and Savage find their lives on the line.

Hatch is forced to use her special set of skills - forged on the field of combat - to learn the truth about her sister and bring those responsible to justice.

The first novel in one of the most highly anticipated collaborative series this decade, Drift is a tightly woven story with deeply developed and endearing characters that will have you rooting for them at every turn, set at an exhilarating pace that will keep you listening late into the night.

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  • shelley
  • 31-03-2020

Great new series...

Rachel Hatch is the new protagonist from the author of the Jack Noble (L. T. Ryan) series along with Brian Shea.
This is a wonderful mystery. The protagonist’s twin sister is murdered. She’s found in water and it is assumed that she drowned. The autopsy found no water in her lungs. Them a needle mark is found between her toes and once again an incorrect assumption is made. Again Rachel proves her sister was not addicted to drugs.
Rachel hasn’t been home in 15 years, since her father died. Now she’s not only looking into the death of her sister but her father’s death as well. She’s always suspected there was something not quite right about the accident report.
Maryne Young does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Wayne
  • 02-04-2020

Female Jack Reacher!

There is a lot to like about DRIFT the first novel in the Rachel Hatch series. The authors do a great job of character development of Hatch (she is called Hatch rather than Rachel). It has a great plot, is fast moving and has intense suspense. The Reacher comparison is eerie. Haatch is former military police who becomes a drifter after leaving the military. Killing Floor, the first Reacher novel, has him solving the murder of his brother. Drift has Hatch solving the murder of her sister. Like Reacher Hatch is unusually tall (for a woman). And she is a terrific physical fighter. She has a lot more combat experience than Reacher, is more highly decorated, and was not an officer.

Marnye Young is a new narrator to me. She does a great job.

I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Drift. The next book in the Rachel Hatch series titled Downburst is already out in Kindle format. I may not be able to wait for the audio book!

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  • Mrs. Y
  • 04-05-2021

Mrs. Y Reviews "Drift"

Upon the suggestions on Twitter, I decided to look up a book from a narrator I did know, and that narrator is Maryne Young. Moreover, she so sweetly suggested I listen to this specific book, and so using my Audible credit for the month, I purchased up "Drift" by L.T Ryan and Brian Christopher Shea for an honest review!

I do not want to give spoilers because I feel that would be a terrible idea and spoil a book you as a listener may enjoy. Instead, what I want to do is give a basic synopsis. Rachel Hatch comes from an experienced military background, and she knows a lot about criminal behavior from that perspective. She gets a call from her mom to come home, which sends her life into a spin she is not comfortable with and is adjusting to. Without any other spoilers, Rachel has to find the person or people responsible for the death of a beloved woman in the community. This is the story of how she does it and how she adjusts to a life she is not comfortable with.

For the review, my only complaint falls in how this story is set like a mystery but has different pacing notes, and for me, that threw me off a bit on the genre nature of it. I am a big fan of mystery pacing. I love when things are put together like breadcrumbs. Some easier to figure out than others. "Drift" has different notes, and the red herrings are not as obvious, nor are the mystery clue paces. I like it, but it threw me off, and that is my most significant criticism.

Another issue I had was a structure issue regarding the desire to care about a victim and not use that as a prop. We do not ever really get to know the victim intimately. We are told about them a lot, but there is not that connection. Furthermore, while yeah, that is often done in an Agatha Christie type novel, I felt that it was a missed opportunity with what was going on in this story. I would have liked to know more about the victim, aside from the few things we got.

Like for example, why was she a single parent? What happened to the husband to make her a widow? What else did she like to do with her kids? These questions represent the little things that would have helped connect to the prize a bit more, in my opinion. Again, this is just my opinion here. If you, as a reader, do not need to know the little details of the victim behind the story, please ignore my critique here.

So now, allow me the opportunity to go into what I truly enjoyed about this story. Rachel Hatch is an unforgettable female protagonist. She is not strong because we are told she is strong or given off-page descriptions of her strength. We are shown bullet for bullet or punch by punching a solid and wonderful female protagonist. Hell, she is more robust and better than Rambo, in my opinion.

Secondly, I loved how the tension went in the story and how that enhanced the pacing. The story flowed so well. When it was tense, the story was fantastic and helped me feel the pace increase. I found this especially significant during the fight sequences. There was the initial introduction one, and the tension at the end as Rachel was going into a place she did not know, but felt confident against her component, was fantastic. The tension was the best during the fight between the cars later and her new ally by her side. I loved this part. It was thrilling, and I could see it in my mind's eye in a cinematic score. Tension is essential, and it was masterfully placed through the narrative by the writers.

Lastly, I truly enjoyed Maryne Young's performance. Her ability to do voices was fantastic. She also did a phenomenal job at adding to the story by giving it a voice. The best part for me was her ability to make the moments with the children so touching and warm where they needed to be and make a fight sequence more realistic with her vocal ability. Maryne has a skill at her craft of narration, and I think her Twitter handles her role. She truly is an Audio Sorceress.

Overall, "Drift" was a wild ride. I have scored "Drift" with a 91/100, a 5-star review on Goodreads and Audible. It is the first book in a series, and I am planning on looking into the series further because I enjoyed this book so much, and I hope you do as well.

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