The Fraud by Brad Parks

the fraud by brad parks

Photo Credit: Minotaur Books

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Fraud

Carter Ross has a nose for a story. It’s too bad that this particular story puts his unborn child’s life in danger.

After an affluent white businessman is killed in the process of a carjacking, Carter’s newspaper wants to run a story about it. Carter decides to take this story and run with his own angle- 1 story about 2 carjackings- a white man and a Nigerian- both were killed during the process and Carter thinks their stories together will make a nice post.

In the process of gathering facts about the gentlemen and the crime- he learns of a link between them- they both recently played a round of golf together.

Could this be a coincidence? Or has Carter stumbled onto a story that is much more than just random carjackings?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Oh Carter. At first, I was unsure about you. I kind of felt like I had been dropped into t course 4 of a 8 course meal. There was some talk of some backstory that I couldn’t decide how important it was to know the details. I read, I kept on reading- and then when Carter is beginning to put the pieces together- that was when I really started enjoying Brad Park’s style. I felt more involved in the story and was eager to see if Carter would put this all together and hello?! The info about the baby? Yep- had to know that.


What I Liked:

Tina. I like that she’s strong and sassy.

The shout-out Carter gave to Sue Grafton- gotta love a man who reads Sue and Kinsey. Good job.

The actual mystery. There was some extra stuff to it that I didn’t just love- but the actual pertinent details to the mystery- ate that up with a spoon!


Final thoughts: So it is part of a series and while, technically, you can read it as a stand-alone, I think Carter and I would have hit it off much earlier in the book if I was more familiar with Carter/Brad Parks.

Will I consider checking out future or past Brad Parks stories? Sure will. Intriguing enough to make me wonder about backlist!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T by Cursive Communications and Marketing. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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