Sunday, November 14, 2010

Identity Crisis by Debbi Mack

Book Description:
IDENTITY CRISIS by Debbi Mack: Lawyers generally start out at a disadvantage as protagonists because not everyone holds their profession in high regard. Female lawyers like Samantha 'Sam? McRae are placed at a further disadvantage when, early on, they hop into bed with a married man as an antidote for months of abstinence. Her personal characteristics notwithstanding, Sam has a problem - a missing female client who may or may not be involved with a complex case of murder and identity theft that involves strips clubs, the Mob, and the FBI. Set in and around Baltimore, the well written story deserves a heroine who can get the job done out of bed rather than cluttering up the script with her personal needs. False identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives. So can thoughtless actions.

My Thoughts:
I liked this book! Sam is an attorney and is met at her office one morning by a police officer and FBI agent who are enquiring about a client of hers. Sam makes some enquires about her client and finds that the client is missing. Not to mention that Sam isn't the only one looking for her, there is the mob, an unidentified man, the FBI and her employer! Sam's client is thought to have murdered her boyfriend, committed identity theft and who knows what else. The question is will the good guys find her first or the bad???
Sam is a spunky lady, who is fiercely loyal. She is the attorney to a woman who is thought to have murdered her boyfriend and been at the least involved in identity theft. Sam's first thought isn't 'how do I get out of this mess of a client' but 'how do I help her'....I loved that. Her methods are a bit unconventional and the supporting characters make this a good read. You can feel Sam's conflict about sleeping with a married man, and sometimes you want to smack her but that's what makes the book so good!
This book is a 4/5. I enjoyed the read and will definitely look for more from this author!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. "You can feel Sam's conflict about sleeping with a married man, and sometimes you want to smack her but that's what makes the book so good!"

    You wouldn't believe how happy that statement makes me. :) Thanks, Ashley!

  2. Debbi is new to me, as are her writings. This sounds like a refreshing story, with personal conflict in Sam. There is the moral issue of course, and there must be others she is struggling with to cause her to reach out in such an unethical way. I will add this book to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win Debbi's interesting book. I hope I do!

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  3. Thanks for your comment, Barb!

    If there's one thing I didn't want to do, it was to make Sam *too* perfect. I tend to like characters who struggle with flaws, but who are basically decent people. I'd like to think that even if Sam doesn't always make the right decisions, she at least has good intentions (or lacks outright bad ones). :)

    Thanks for your interest in the book. I've added you to my list for the drawing.