Title: Trap and Trace
By: Megan Carney
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Thriller
A sabotaged CIA operation makes Navy Trent a captive. But surviving the kidnapping is just the beginning of her ordeal. The CIA will kill her if she doesn’t stay quiet. The saboteurs will kill her if she does. Navy is forced into a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse where only her wits – and a little bit of luck – can keep her alive.
Welcome to my stop on the tour! I received an ARC of Trap and Trace in exchange for an honest review.
When I first signed up for this tour, I was intrigued because this is out of my typical genre to read, and I sure wasn’t disappointed. I devoured this book from e-cover to e-cover. Carney does a great job of making each character their own, ensuring their personalities don’t overlap and giving you something to remember about each on.
I was particularly drawn to Navy, our main character. She could have easily become a damsel in distress, but instead was represented as a strong female character. I love that she stepped out of the norm of what stereotypical literature paints females to be.
Through the many twists and turns of this novel, I was on the edge of my seat. I ate this book up in such a short period of time, my head was spinning after I finished it. I felt like I was in the story with them due to Carney’s descriptions – filled with just enough for me to see what she wanted, but then just enough left out to let my mind wander and feel the anxiety and roller coaster this novel creates.
This was my first Megan Carney book, but definitely won’t be my last!
The Final Countdown
Characterization – 4.5/5 Stars
Dialogue– 4/5 Stars
Plot – 4/5 Stars
Visual Imagery – 4.5/5 Stars
Structure/Pacing/Editing – 5/5
Ending – 4/5 Stars
Total: 4.3/5 Stars
Megan Carney is an author, geek and amateur photographer living in the Twin Cities. She has ten years of experience in the field of computer security. Her previous short story publications include: ‘Flighty Youth’ in the Raritan, ‘Modern Mayhem’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Swing By Close’ in the Wayfarer, ‘Directions’ in the Bell Tower. ‘Swing By Close’ and ‘Directions’ both won first prize in the fiction sections of that issue. The Christian Science Monitor dubbed her self-published photography book, ‘Signs of My Cities’ as having “youthful zest.”
Her non-literary creations include: a robot to clean the bathroom tub, Zim and Gir costumes, No-Dig tomato stakes, StickFriend the bear bag hanger, and a burning coal costume so she could be Katniss for a night.