*I received a free copy of Driven from Zebra via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Driven by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #4
Published by Zebra on 26 January 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Romance, Suspense
Unswerving: Angus Force is determined to hunt down the serial killer he'd once shot dead--or so he thought. But an anonymous source reports that Lassiter is alive. Force hasn't slept since, knowing it's only a matter of time before "the Surgeon" strikes again. And soon, a body is found, bearing Lassiter's same maniacal MO. It's just the beginning of a murderous trail blazing through DC and Virginia, right to Force's backyard...
Unstoppable: Nari Zhang is the shrink for the ragtag Deep Ops Unit, though she isn't Force's shrink--which is a very good thing. Because once they're thrown together on the case, their attraction is explosive and irresistible. They'll just have to fight that much harder to keep the heat between them from flaming out of control. But things are about to become far more challenging, and deadly, than they could have imagined...
Unhinged: Once the killer catches a glimpse of Nari, she becomes his new obsession. She is now the focus point--for both Force and Lassiter--in a dangerous dance for survival...
Driven is the perfect culmination to the Deep Ops series! It had even more suspense than the prior books, and I have to say that the way the mystery unfolded left me surprised and satisfied at the same time.
Driven is fast-paced and filled with danger. Not only for Angus himself, but also for his whole team of misfits. I loved how the plot thickened in this final novel in the series, and the mystery became even more difficult to decipher. At the beginning of the novel, the HDD disbanded Angus’ team, and things were looking extremely dire for all of them.
In Driven, there is also an amazing redemption arc for Angus, and of course, he needed that, but unknown to me, I did as well. Angus had held on to his guilt and shame since the first book in the series, and now he was finally able to see things from a slightly different perspective. Of course, Nari was part of how he was able to take a step back, but he still had to do the work himself.
There were layers of deceit in Driven, but there were also layers of trust. However, Angus had to make some difficult decisions not only to stay alive himself, but to keep his former team alive as well. I loved how things unfolded in this novel, and the character development for both Angus and Nari was amazing. Of course, since they weren’t the main characters in the prior books, I didn’t know them that well, however, I thought I knew them better than I did.Driven is the perfect culmination to the Deep Ops series! It had even more suspense than the prior books, and I have to say that the way the mystery unfolded left Linda surprised and satisfied at the same time. Click To Tweet
What a lovely review you have here and what a high rating for this one. I can’t wait to get to it. Just started this series. Zanetti does have that writing talent to create such high paced stories you can indulge in.
Thank you Renée! I really love this series, it’s so well done. And I love that the characters are such misfits, it just make them more adorable in my opinion 🙂
I wasn’t sure this was the final book but it felt like it with everyone paired up now. Driven had high energy but it felt like they were always reacting rather than getting ahead in the investigation.
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Yeah, they were definitely reacting, but I think that was partly because of the unknown and how someone was always aware of where they were at, and how they planned on getting things done 🙂
The series sounds like it is up my alley. I am putting it on my wish list.