Author - S.K. Derban
Genre - Mystery, Thriller
Published - August 26th 2015
Publisher - Limitless Publishing
Format - Paperback Review copy
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It’s while on vacation in that Alexandra catches the attention of the DEA because she looks just like the sister of an assassin they are trying to catch. When the DEA out to her they give her an offer she can’t pass up and agrees to help them up. The only challenge she is worried about is how to keep her business partner and long-time crush from finding out what she is doing. With the help of the DEA agent they come up with a story that she is taking a photography class which gives her an excuse to get out of the office.
While waiting for the chance to send her in she works on learning the mannerisms of the girl she is going to assume when the time comes. The more time Alexandra spends working the DEA agents she finds a whole new group of friends divulging her attraction of Jake her business partner. When the time comes for Alexandra to take the place of Daniela it’s not what they had planned for since her brother won’t leave his guarded home. She will be pushed and tested as she tries to pretend to be his sister but the hardest part will be getting him out of the compound. Will she survive her trip or will it be her last?
I like Alexandra she’s a sweet girl who has a good heart willing who didn’t think twice about helping the DEA when they needed her. She a smart strong character who when faces with challenges she doesn’t give up she keeps fighting till the very end. While Alexandra is the main character we also had Kevin the head DEA guy who recruited Alexandra. We see his encounters with work as well as with his life at home. Last we have Jake who happens to be Alexandra’s love but he doesn’t really know it yet.
I’ve had this one sitting on my shelf for a while with anticipation of reading it closer to the tour spot. I’ve been craving a mystery so Uneven Exchange was exactly what I needed to pull me out of my funk. A fast paced suspense thriller that keeps you guessing at each stop of the way. The concept is unique I found it intriguing to read about what Alexandra’s had to go through to get ready to take Daniela’s place. The author has created a thrilling novel that pulls on your heart strings, captures your heart and leaves you smiling. The characters are great I found myself connecting with Alexandra and cheering her on as the book progressed. I enjoyed the author’s writing style it’s smooth transiting from starting to finish a truly beautifully written novel. I high recommend that if you’re a fan of mystery thrillers that you check out Uneven Exchange.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the second world war. Derban's mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, Derban's life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. S.K. Derban has always remained passionate about writing, and is thrilled to finally share her work with others.
Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. When writing, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love and knowledge of the arts.
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