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Dangerous Intent

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I absolutely love Nichelle’s character. I loved her strong determination to get her recourses and get answers to her questions. It was pure joy to read how she used her mind and street marts to get to the bottom of the story. I liked the story reads pretty fast. The story had a number of realistic moments to it that made the book all the more fun to read. I absolutely loved the entertainment as Nichelle and her team searched to uncover each clue along the way to capturing a killer.
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Dangerous Intent is what we needed when it comes to mysteries that have many books and plot lines in the series. It went into white supremacy, LGBTQIA+ issues, and found family. We  have the same characters from all the rest of the books, but it was different in terms of how the authors went into the real life issues that the LGBTQIA+ community faces when it comes to the support and the hatred they receive. But also it shows, even in this day in age, white supremacy is still a huge issue and should be handled as a bigger problem then it is. For the ending, I did see it coming, BUT I also didn’t know the turn it would take right near the end of the climax. It shocked me and actually made me love the book even more. I definitely  recommend this book and can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!
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Thrilling read! I was able to connect with all of the characters and throughly enjoyed the story the author painted.
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Dangerous Intent is the 9th book in the Nichelle Clarke series, which can be read as a standalone. I read this as a standalone because I was too lazy to read the other eight books first. That being said, I was able to orient around myself around Nichelle and her history rather quickly. It’s clear there’s still a few things I don’t know, but it didn’t detract from the plot.

I’m a sucker for police procedurals, so I appreciated the police procedural vibe even though Clarke is a renowned journalist rather than officially being on the force. I loved Clarke’s intelligence and determination. My only gripe with her character was her shoe obsession because there was a shoe interjection ALL the time. 

As far as the murder mystery goes, I love that this story really dove into white supremacy and how infectious it is at multiple levels. This story puts the queer community front and center, and the reader is reminded that white supremacy is not only rooted in racism. I particularly enjoyed Clarke’s interviews surrounding this topic.

There were several great twists and turns along the way, and I found myself throughly engaged by the plot, characters, and pacing.
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Jumping into a series at book 9 is never easy, but this really works as a stand alone. Nichelle is a character that’s easy to root for, and I really appreciated everything she stood for.
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I was kind of apprehensive about this one because it wasn’t just Lyndee Walker writing it. But, I was very pleasantly surprised. I truly couldn’t see a difference between this book and the previous Nichelle Clark books.
 Now, onto the book… it was so great to read about Nichelle again! And true to Nichelle style this book is full of intrigue and mystery. Nichelle finds herself struggling with her new job at a weekly newspaper. After so many years of working at the daily she’s having a hard time finding the right stories for weekly readers. A character from the past comes back with a story for Nichelle and pretty soon she’s lost in the world of execution style murders, white supremacists, and missing teenagers… 
Great read! It was nice getting to see inside of Nichelle and Joey’s life together, also.
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Missing teenagers and execution-style murders vie for crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s attention as she chases the stories into a web of intrigue and danger, determined to discover the truth at any cost.
Nichelle Clarke owes her boss a big headline. She gets her lucky break when a member of a notorious hate group is found with a bullet in his head, his body dumped in the woods. But then a boy from a local LGBTQ support group goes missing, and Nichelle can’t turn away from an old friend’s plea for help finding him.
Police across the state are reluctant to expend dwindling resources on runaways and murdered bigots, leaving Nichelle to take the investigations into her own hands. The number of missing teenagers climbs. Meanwhile, more dead bodies point to a ruthless serial killer with prejudice in his sights. As clues and dead ends pile up in nearly equal numbers and other reporters pick up the trail, the situation quickly spirals out of Nichelle’s control.
The killer is a master at covering their tracks, and they won’t stop until they’ve passed deadly judgment on every last bigot in the state.
Nichelle will fight her way through communities swallowed by fear to save lives…unless she loses her own in the process.

This is a wonderful addition to this thrilling series!
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and action with wonderful world building  that adds so much to the story.
Such a thrilling read that I couldn't put it down.
Can't wait to read more of these.
Recommend reading.

I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher.  This is my own honest voluntary
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I’ll admit, I started the series here with this book but it didn’t effect how much I enjoyed it! In case you’re like me and want to pick up the series here, this book gives a good and not too tedious recap of previous books and characters so you have a good idea of what’s going on.

Nichelle Clarke is what I imagine a real housewife turned journalist/crime reporter would look like. She is smart as heck and has a borderline unhealthy obsession with shoes. She is kicking butt and writing about it as she goes. I’m gonna have to go back and read some of the other books in the series now!
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I hadn't read any of the other books in the series, but this was mostly okay to read as a standalone, though there were fairly allusions to stories and characters that I assume were a part of earlier books.

Overall, I liked the concept a lot, but I think the style and pacing of this type of story just isn't for me. It was a bit too slow for my personal taste, though there wasn't anything inherently wrong with the writing.
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this novel. I’ve read others by this author and liked them but this one just didn’t click for me.
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Solid thriller, I enjoyed the characters, storyline was relevant and with some really challenging and powerful  moments.
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Dangerous Intent: A Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller by LynDee Walker and Laura Muse was a very good read and a solid storyline. It was powerful and had an excellent main character. There is one quote in the book about why people believed judging the LGBTQ community was a "Christian thing to do." This was such a powerful statement. 

I would recommend this book, and I would read more from these authors. A 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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I’ve enjoyed all of the other Nichelle Clarke thrillers but I could feel the difference in this one with a coauthor. It wasn’t the same and I didn’t enjoy it as much. I hope Lyndee Walker goes back to writing these on her own. I read this advance copy for review from NetGalley, compared to listening to the other books in the series on audio. Therese Plummer’s narration is incredible so as long as she’s back to voice Nichelle again,  it will definitely make the transition easier for listeners of the series.
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Hands down, the ABSOLUTE BEST ONE in the series. I've always loved this series, but this latest addition, cemented that opinion. If you haven't read the Nichelle Clark series, you are seriously missing out!!

Thank you #netgalley and #severnriverpublishing.
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This book as sent to me for review from a Netgalley…I could not get into the story but others might.slow moving…
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