Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book Review: All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

All In
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: The Naturals (Book 3)
Publication: Disney-Hyperion (November 3, 2015)

Description: Three casinos. Three bodies. Three days.

After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team's unique profiling talents, these murders seem baffling: unlike many serial killers, this one uses different methods every time. All of the victims were killed in public, yet the killer does not show up on any security feed. And each victim has a string of numbers tattooed on their wrist. Hidden in the numbers is a code-and the closer the Naturals come to unraveling the mystery, the more perilous the case becomes.

My Thoughts: This third adventure of the Naturals sees them in Las Vegas trying to track down a serial killer. This venue is particularly stressful for Sloane because she is from Las Vegas. Her father, who hasn't acknowledged her, owns the casino where one of the murders took place. Cassie is also under particular stress in this one because a body has been found and it likely is the mother who disappeared leaving a blood drenched room when Cassie was twelve.

I really like a the characters in this series. They are all damaged in some way by their pasts but the damage has made their gifts stronger. They are also all loners and very mature for their ages. It must be like herding cats for their guardian Judd.

This episode is filled with tension and is emotionally hard on the kids too. They need to find out who the killer is fast since one of them might be intended to be the next victim. A secret is discovered and a link to Cassie's mom has been discovered.

I can't wait for the next book in this series.

Favorite Quote:
Judd deposited us safely in the hallway. "I"ll go get Michael," he told Dean. "You stay her and watch the girls."

That got a substantial eyebrow raise from Lia. "I do hope my dowry is large enough to attract a virile man," she told me wistfully. "I'm so very helpless on my own."

Dean was wise enough not to reply.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.


  1. I'm loving this series. I think the books keep getting better. I really think it should appeal to kids more than (old) me, but I'm strangely addicted. I think it's because of the characters, like you said. Damaged but learning to cope. Great review!

  2. My kids are wild about this series and keep telling me that I HAVE to read it. Thanks for the heads up!



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