Review: Fixed in Fear

Fixed in Fear


I’ll probably never see my daughter again. And if I do, she’ll either be dead or in a jail cell.

Seattle Chief of Detectives Mort Grant cannot reconcile the memories of his vibrant, headstrong young daughter with the cold, deadly woman she has become. The head of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant seized power by wrenching it away from her lover, a notorious Russian gangster. How she maintains her control, Mort doesn’t even want to imagine.

Only two other people know the truth about Allie: the vigilante known as The Fixer, and Mort’s best friend, Larry, who’s undergoing a crisis of his own. Someone close to Larry, his last real connection to his beloved late wife, has been slain in a mass murder at a sweat lodge deep in the woods of Washington State. When word gets out, Mort immediately takes on the gruesome case.

But as Mort hunts down a pair of methodical killers, The Fixer does some deep digging of her own. And what she unearths will rock Mort’s family forever. Because The Fixer has set her sights on Allie Grant—and nothing will ever be the same again.

Length: 298 Pages

Publisher: Alibi

Release Date: December 8, 2015

About the Author

T.E. Woods

Teri Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her First Place, Fiction at the 2008 University of Wisconsin Writer’s Institute.




First off, a disclaimer. This is the first book I have read in the Justice series. While, each of these books can stand alone (this is number five), I am sure there has been a lot of character development along the way that I have missed.

That being said, I was a bit disappointed with this novel. There were certainly riveting, page-turning moments. But there was also a lot of conversation, explaining family history and events that occurred in the past, etc. I was expecting a lot more action than there was.

Also, I don’t usually love novels with multiple points of view (if you read my last review, you know there are exceptions to this). If there are, I generally don’t recommend more than two. I lost count of how many points of view were in this novel. Anyone who was important to the novel had their own chapter at some point, leaving me feeling disjointed and never quite sure whose head I would be in next.

If you have read the previous books, you certainly should give this one a read. If you haven’t, you may want to read the others before jumping in with this one.

I give Fixed in Fear 3 out of 5 Stars

Content (0 being none and 5 being A LOT)

Language: 3

Swearing littered throughout, with some uses of the F-word

Violence: 2

Description of murder scene and an occasional fight, but nothing major

Sexual: 2

An innuendo occasionally and a description of a violent sexual relationship that one of the characters had been in


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