[ARC Review] The Ferret by Tom Minder

By Tom Minder

Louise Kimble is an elder in the LDS church and appointed foreman at a luxury estate development near Los Vegas. Kimble’s life is turned upside down when he uncovers a money-laundering scheme and he finds himself testifying against church leaders. For his protection, Kimble is relocated to southern New Jersey with a new name and identity. But will he manage to keep his true identity secret?

Minder creates a well-paced crime thriller that will keep the reader engaged and entertained from beginning to end. The suspense element of the story builds nicely and the characters are well-developed. Kimble’s life is completely turned on it’s head by his involvement in the development in Los Vegas. He goes from a deeply faithful member of the LDS, living in Utah, to posing as a Catholic in south New Jersey. I felt that could have been explored a little further. The moment when Kimble reveals himself to someone very important to him (no spoilers) was also a little anti-climactic. However, these are minor points and did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the story.

In Kimble, Minder has created an interesting character with great potential for a series.

The Ferret is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. I’d like to thank the author for the opportunity to review an advanced copy of the book.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free ARC copy of this work in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author

Tom Minder lives in southern New Jersey with his wife Paula. He is a member of the South Jersey Writers’ Group and The Writers’ Coffeehouse. His story Burning for Rehoboth won a judges award in the Beach Nights anthology from Cat & Mouse Press, 2016.

His initial novel, The Long Harbor Testament, was published January 2017. His second, The House Always Wins, came out in October 2018. His latest, The Ferret, will be released in April 2021, all through Black Rose Writing.

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