Author: T.E. Woods


The Justice Series & Vigilantes Recovered

November 5, 2014 Book Review 2

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

The Justice Series & Vigilantes RecoveredThe Unforgivable Fix & The Red Hot Fix by T.E. Woods
Published by Alibi Genres: Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 320
Source: complimentary review copy

The Red Hot Fix opens several months after the explosive ending to The Fixer.  Psychologist Lydia Corriger is still recovering from her injuries while Mort Grant has been promoted to Chief of Detectives.  Someone is killing johns in the city in a most humiliating manner.  Mort along with his son Robbie {who now has a bestseller under his belt after writing about ‘the fixer’}; and Mort’s close-knit team are hot on the case.

Personally I really enjoy the aspects of Lydia’s treatment of the patients in her practice.  While The Red Hot Fix does not see Lydia back in the office, she does befriend an eight year old girl, Maizie, who has tremendous problems of her own. . .and needs a bit of ‘fixin!’

T.E. Woods does a remarkable job of weaving Lydia and Mort’s story lines throughout The Red Hot Fix.  Although this one was just a bit slower in the beginning than The Fixer, it quickly picks up and has you guessing at the identity of the killer til the very end.  Woods is adept at throwing in the red herrings and while I did eventually figure out the identity of the ‘john’ killer it wasn’t until the last 1/4 of the book! Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good suspense.


The Unforgivable Fix has Lydia slowly taking on clients again and supervising a PhD researcher in his journey to becoming a fully licensed psychologist.  Mort has to rely on Lydia’s unique skill set in order to protect his family.  We see Lydia and Mort’s story intersect and weave together throughout The Unforgivable Fix – Lydia’s supervision of the researcher, an investigation of sexual abuse allegations,  Mort’s investigation of an international drug kingpin, and the return of Mort’s prodigal daughter, Allie {who is on the run from a Russian drug lord!}

The Unforgivable Fix is intense, fast-paced and has you questioning ‘what actions are unforgivable?’ Woods is brilliant in her ability to have multiple stories going at once and each begs the question of what can you excuse and what is unforgivable.  Some series leave me bored after the first couple of books.  With Woods’ The Justice Series it feels like she is only gearing up.  I love Lydia’s character even when I want to shake her and tell her to trust Mort, tell him what’s going on and Mort? Well, Captain Mort needs a good kick in the pants, knock over the head or punch in the nose. . .but he is still such a darling!

If you have not read The Justice Series novels yet, what the heck are you waiting on?  T.E. Woods is one of those novelists you can escape with for a few hours and once you finally come up for air, truly feel as if you have been on a wild roller coaster ride.  highly recommend you start with The Fixer because of the  backstory that is important to grasp prior to getting into The Red Hot Fix and The Unforgivable Fix. 

What guilty pleasure author do you read for theme-park-worthy escapism?


Tremendous thanks to TLC Book Tours for making us a stop of tour!  To follow along the tour and check out other opinions of The Justice Series please visit TLC Book Tours here.


Book Review: The Fixer

February 24, 2014 Book Review, reviews 15

Book Review:  The FixerThe Fixer by T.E. Woods
Published by Alibi on February, 2014
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 312
Source: complimentary review copy
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Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge.She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . . .

In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late.

In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined.

Part psychological thriller and part mystery.  Is it vigilante justice or a cold blooded killer?  And who exactly is the Fixer?

Human nature has always held a bit of fascination for me ~ I like to figure out why people act the way the do and how they deal with the consequences of those actions.  The Fixer was certainly right up my alley in that it takes just that, the actions and consequences of those actions,  throws in a few extremes like murder, extortion and child abuse and enough twists and turns to make the most extreme roller coaster seem like a straight ride.

With characters that have enough complexity to be real, events that could have come straight out of the headlines, and a tightly plotted script I thoroughly enjoyed The Fixer.  The author humanizes the characters, especially the psychologist and her patient, Savannah.  The ins and outs of their relationship and personal lives show a clear {but decidedly not straight} path to the life they lead today. What happens when they get together is both an implosion and explosion of sorts!  I’m anxious to read the next one that has Detective Mort Grant in the crosshairs of a demented and determined killer in The Red Hot Fix.  If you like a good thrilling adventure that keeps you guessing then pick up The Fixer!   

About the Author:  T. E. Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her first place for Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting.

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Many thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on the Book Tour!  To read what other bloggers have to say about The Fixer, visit one of the blogs on the Tour below.

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Tuesday, January 28th:  The Best Books Ever
Wednesday, January 29th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, February 3rd:  Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, February 4th:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Tuesday, February 4th:  Booksellers Without Borders
Wednesday, February 5th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Thursday, February 6th:  She Treads Softly
Monday, February 10th:  Books in the Burbs
Tuesday, February 11th:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 12th:  A Fantastical Librarian
Thursday, February 13th:  The Written World
Monday, February 17th:  Booksie’s Blog
Tuesday, February 18th:  Mystery Playground
Wednesday, February 19th:  Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, February 20th:  The Reader’s Hollow
Friday, February 21st:  From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, February 26th:  Luxury Reading