One Got Away: Book summary and reviews of One Got Away by S. A. Lelchuk

One Got Away

Nikki Griffin #2

by S. A. Lelchuk

One Got Away by S. A. Lelchuk X
One Got Away by S. A. Lelchuk
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Apr 13, 2021
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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PI Nikki Griffin – a badass bookseller who punishes abusers – is back in S. A. Lelchuk's One Got Away

Nikki Griffin, a private-investigator when she isn't running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco families has been defrauded by a con-man, and her furious son enlists Nikki to find the money. And find the con-man.

Nikki isn't a fan of men who hurt women. Her secret mission, born of revenge and trauma, is to do everything she can to remove women from dangerous situations―and to punish the men responsible.

As Nikki follows the trail toward the con-man, she realizes that no one involved is telling her the whole truth. When the case overlaps with her attempt to protect a woman in trouble, and Nikki's own life is put in danger, Nikki has to make terrible choices about who to save―and how to keep herself alive.

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"The nearly fearless and deeply empathetic Nikki is ridiculously easy to root for, and the pace is fast and furious all the way to a deeply satisfying finale. A smashing sequel. More please." - Kirkus Reviews

"Nikki, with her brass knuckle vigilante attitude, is nicely complemented by a cast of over-the-top characters, including Buster, a giant mechanic with an anger management problem, and Mason, a kid sidekick with a penchant for note-taking. This breakneck-paced thriller—while straining the bounds of believability at times—is unapologetically bloody fun." - Publishers Weekly

"Fans of the first book or of hard-boiled women detectives in general will relish this heroine's latest outing, especially given that Lelchuk's writing is more nuanced and atmospheric than that found in hard-boiled mysteries of old. Those who followed...TV's Dexter are another audience...A fine choice for mystery collections." - Booklist

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S.A. Lelchuk, author of the debut novel Save Me from Dangerous Men, holds a master's degree from Dartmouth College, and lives in Berkeley, California.

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