Title: Kate’s Dilemma
Author: Sarah Holman
Series: Kate’s Case Files, book 3
Major Themes: Mysteries
Synopsis: Pirated CDs are being used as a cover for selling drugs—can Kate and her team stay safe as they try to figure out who is doing it?
I’ve been reading Sarah Holman’s new releases for many years now. And although some books are better than others, I’ve enjoyed her stories and can’t wait until the next one comes out! I was excited, then, when I saw that Kate’s Dilemma was coming out soon—the first two books in this series were excellent, and the first one, especially, was one of my all-time favorites of Holman’s works.
Kate has come to the rather difficult conclusion that she cannot stay with the FBI team she is working with. They pry too much into her life, and although they try to care about her as a person, they go too deep for comfort. However, they are in the beginning stages of another case, so they do not have time to think about transfers right now. Soon, deep into trying to find a way to stop a case of pirated CDs used as a cover for drugs, Kate comes to realize that she needs others around her—whether she’s willing to admit it or not.
The topics of pirating and the necessity of being vulnerable at times are the main ones in this book. I have thought about pirating before, but it was interesting to see the affects of it on artists and authors within a story. It’s definitely a problem in our world today, and too easy to be part of, unfortunately! While some people may struggle with the conclusion that is arrived at in this book, it is something important to think about.
In all, while Kate’s Dilemma may not have been as fast-paced as previous ones in this series, it was an interesting look at several important topics, and a good mystery. Can’t wait for the next one!
Note: I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher, and chose to share my thoughts about it.
WARNING: In chapter 1, there is a nightmare with a woman bleeding to death. In chapter 19, a woman is kidnapped and drugged—and in the following chapters, there is some violence as several people are held in captivity.
Reading Independently—Ages 15 and Above, Adults