Book review: Tough Justice #1: Exposed by Carla Cassidy…

Tough Justice #1: Exposed by Carla Cassidy…
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Justice is worth every sacrifice.
Part 1 of 8 in the chilling, high-octane FBI thriller TOUGH JUSTICE from NYT bestselling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett.
A new job. A new case. A new criminal…?
Special Agent Lara Grant will do anything to get her mark—until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close…
Now starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara’s face – and real name – all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.
Then a woman’s body is found, branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is…and exactly how to make her pay…

This is the first in a series of eight parts of a suspense filled story about FBI special agent Lara Grant. We meet her out on a high ledge trying to talk down a man who is threatening to jump. She gets him down, but before he gets to the car, he is killed by a sniper.
Then we meet Lara’s colleagues and learn why she was so desperate for her identity to remain secret. As they work the case, Lara and her new partner Nick really struggle to trust each other. 
The story is really faced paced and fascinating. I felt picked up and shaken as I read and read through the ten chapters in one sitting. The characters and the story are complex and well written and the backdrop for the coming parts of the story has been really well set here.
As the story begins to pick up pace, you begin to notice that Lara is not as tough and emotionless as she pretends to be. The facts of the case show that she has one major weak spot that is threatened right at the end of chapter ten. The way that this part of the story has been written has definitely left me wanting to read the other seven parts, which are available from Amazon at 99p each. 
I really enjoyed this part of the story and am profoundly grateful to Netgalley for the opportunity to have an advance copy to read and am happy to give this review in exchange for the story. The first part of this story is a definite five star must read. Check it out!