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Thicker Than Water Mordecai Young #1 It was called a haven for runaway teens In truth it was a nightmare one that ended in fiery violence sixteen years ago Or so its survivors believed Syracuse news anchor Julie Jones is afraid Her long dead past was resurrected when a blackmailer threatened to expose secrets that could destroy her Then the man was found dead—his throat cut with a knife from Julie's own kitchen Now a new faceless enemy wants than money This time Julie stands to lose the most precious thing of all—her teenage daughter Dawn Julie finds herself with one unlikely ally Sean MacKenzie A journalist with a flair for the sensational Sean covers the worst humanity has to offer Julie Jones is hiding something that terrifies her and he's determined to find out what He just can't decide whether his goal is to expose her or save her Julie will do anything to protect her daughter But someone else is watching willing to do whatever it takes to avenge a past that cannot be forgotten Originally published in 2005 Mordecai Young Series Thicker Than Water Book 1Colder Than Ice Book 2Darker Than Midnight Book 3

10 thoughts on “Thicker Than Water Mordecai Young #1

  1. says:

    Actual Rating 25 StarsSo the truth is this book is definitely no Brown and de Luca and our heroine was definitely not as much fun as Rachel de Luca had been  Obviously it's a different book and a different series written at a different time practically ten years prior  But I can't deny that I had my hopes   Sleep with the Lights On was fun and eerie and fast paced and extremely entertaining Thicker Than Water had promise and loads of potential the story premise is intriguing the characters were great well some of them were  And while the beginning of the book was kind of rocky dialogue felt a little stilted events seemed kind of incredible and back story might have been a bit rushed the first half of the book found its footing and progressed at a wonderful paceBut then we hit about halfway into the book and everything sort of plateaus  I mean sure a lot of important events start happening but I couldn't help but feel that Julie's stubborn reluctance to confide in Sean about her secrets even after everything that has happened made the story drag out a bit  I get the noble this is my problem and I will deal with it schtick that a lot of us love to call Noble Idiocy; Julie is motivated to keep her daughter safe and doesn't want people to know her secrets than necessaryBut there comes a time in the story progression where a repetitive refusal to finally confide in someone who has proven his trustworthiness over and over again becomes a bit well vexingI have no problems with Julie as an individual  I understand where she's coming from  She's terrified for her daughter's safety and has taken it upon herself to keep the girl safe; she doesn't know who she can trust and so has lived a lifetime learning to trust only herself  But there were at least three or maybe four or five instances in the book where I think I gave a frustrated sigh because she wouldn't tell Sean anything about what was going on  Even after she exclaims to him that yes she DOES indeed trust himI mean the guy keeps mum about a murder weapon for crying out loud; and then he doesn't say a thing about finding out one of Julie's secrets about being part of Mordecai Young's Young Believers sixteen years agoBut every time he does something to help Julie she becomes suspicious that he's just out for dirt on her so he can get his next big scoop  Despite the fact that he'd had dozens of opportunities to out all of her secrets and has not done soFrom a story progression standpoint this keeps the story itself in a very stagnate place where nothing moves forward because our heroine isn't letting anything move forward  And we all know that the refusal of one person to confide her secrets to the people who matter can readily cause trouble in the upcoming conflict maybe even get someone killed  But even if not from a story structure standpoint the fact that Julie's main goal is to protect her daughter could very easily backfire on her when she tries to take everything into her own hands even though she has no effective solution to her problem that isn't simply just to run awaySo maybe it should have been time to bring someone she can trust into her circle and see if there could be another way of achieving her needs for survival  Because every time she adamantly refuses legitimate professional aide in her plight she digs herself deeper into another ditch and well I just kept expecting her to put herself or her daughter or even Sean into mortal perilThe conclusion of the book felt a little crazy and a little rushed like I had no idea really what was going on  However I DO kind of see the whole full circle of events transpiring  It was just executed kind of poorly to be honestAs for the romance it wasn't terrible truth be told  Sean was a great character  Julie I didn't really relate with even if I DO understand the reasons behind her actions  The two DID have some great banter going on and so as a partnership of co anchors they were great together  As lovers maybe not so muchI did adore Dawn however and loved her interaction with just about everyone

  2. says:

    3 ½ starsBook 1 in the Mordecai Young trilogy 16 years ago a “religious” compound for runaway teens was raided by the FBI The handful of survivors thought it was all over and that they could put the madness behind them especially the leader who thought he was a profit for God Mordecai YoungJulie Jones is a news anchor in Syracuse Julie has a secret past that she is trying to keep hidden Not only to protect herself but her teenage daughter Dawn Luckily for Julie she has an unconventional hero in a journalist turned her co anchor Sean MacKenzie When they are not bantering and trying to out scoop each other Sean is protecting not only Julie but Dawn as well However everyone is not who they seem to be Julie will do anything to protect her daughter But at what cost?Maggie Shayne is without a doubt my all time favorite author I did have a few problems with this book though There was a pretty sizeable lull in the middle of the book which I struggled to get through However if you can get through that then you are greatly rewarded by an AMAZING and action packed ending even if a few things are predictable The only other problem I had with this book is that I did not relate or really care about the heroine Julie too much I liked Sean and Dawn and the other secondary characters but I just never warmed up to Julie If it wasn’t for those two things I would have given this book a solid 4 stars I am looking forward to reading the next installment in this trilogy

  3. says:

    It's only getting a 3 because the author actually did a great job with the romance Other than that some of the things that happened were just unrealisticview spoiler People who should have been dead coming back to life you know the usual hide spoiler

  4. says:

    Julie is hard working news anchorwoman and a single mom Sean is a crack investigative reporter who always tries to out scoop Julie After running into each other at an ugly murder scene these two rivals end up as unlikely partnersThis was the first Maggie Shayne book that I have read I felt that there was a few times that a thesaurs could have been used better than it was but this book was very interesting The suspense was there a few suprises along the way and the descriptions were vivid I am looking forward to the 2nd book of this series

  5. says:

    Julie Jones' past escape from a cult comes back to haunt her present and threaten her and her daughter Dawn's lives Her rival and news partner Sean helps as things escalate out of control This book took me FROEVER to read Had good elements but was so predictable and slow I just struggled

  6. says:

    This was a page turner Basically Jewel escaped a cultist's compound at the age of 17 with her best friend's baby and a few bags full of money She thought everyone else including her best friend and the cult leader died that day But sixteen years later her past catches up with her when a man blackmails her and then ends up dead At first she's afraid the police will think she's the murderer but as time goes on she learns she has much to fearThe book was a little predictable at times although not in a way that made me want to stop reading and at the end I thought there was one thread that didn't get resolved And I realize this book sets up a seuel but I actually think Jewel's story had one loose thread dangling This was a fun uick unchallenging read a thriller with a dash of romance

  7. says:

    I absolutely like this book This is one of the few from the genre Romantic Thriller and I was NOT disappointed The beginning was not very credible but you could actually be aware of the dangers they were inThe verbal sparring between Julie Jones and Sean MacKenzie and their obvious sexual tension provides light relief from the serious aspects of the novel Speaking of which the originality of the cult storyline is really good That was one of the most original plots I have encountered THE CHARACTERSJulie is a badass heroine PLus she's a TV reporter which is what I wanna do when I grow up Sean is sarcastic annoying at the surface but is actually very caring deep downAnd the subseuent drama surrounding Julie after sixteen years sets the novel apart from others of the same genre All in all this was an epic page turner

  8. says:

    Pretty good book It was nice to know this storyline since it was referred to in the 3rd book It had a good storyline that keeps you reading You really want to know what happens with the characters and how things are going to end up I can't say it was an absolutely fabulous book I liked the 3rd one better but it was definitely worth reading And when you get to the end you really have to read the 2nd book because the complete storyline is left a bit unresolved at the end of the 1st one

  9. says:

    now i am hooked This was such a great easy and creative book i was hooked after the first page The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow along with the story the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so reali would highly recommend this author and this book

  10. says:

    Oh my God If they licked their lips or said God one time I was going to burn the book Great writing except for those two things

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