Identity

Identity

Ingrid Thoft / Jul 24, 2019

Identity Thoft s gripping sequelA quirky and empathetic heroine a fast moving plot and a surprise ending make this a winner Publishers WeeklyFirecracker P I Fina Ludlow returns in the next hard driving entry

  • Title: Identity
  • Author: Ingrid Thoft
  • ISBN: 9780399162138
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thoft s gripping sequelA quirky and empathetic heroine, a fast moving plot, and a surprise ending make this a winner Publishers WeeklyFirecracker P.I Fina Ludlow returns in the next hard driving entry in the acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.It s been a couple months since Fina s last big case the one that exposed dark family secrets and called Fina s family loyalty Thoft s gripping sequelA quirky and empathetic heroine, a fast moving plot, and a surprise ending make this a winner Publishers WeeklyFirecracker P.I Fina Ludlow returns in the next hard driving entry in the acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.It s been a couple months since Fina s last big case the one that exposed dark family secrets and called Fina s family loyalty into question but there s no rest for the weary, especially when your boss is Carl Ludlow.Renata Sanchez, a single mother by choice, wants to learn the identity of her daughter Rosie s sperm donor A confidentiality agreement and Rosie s reticence might deter other mothers, but not Renata, nor Carl, who s convinced that lawsuits involving cryobanks and sperm donors will be the next big thing Fina uncovers the donor s identity, but the solution to that mystery is just the beginning within hours of the case going public, Rosie s donor turns up dead.Fina didn t sign on for a murder investigation, but she can t walk away from a death she may have set in motion She digs deeper and discovers that DNA doesn t tell the whole story and sometimes, cracking that code can have deadly consequences.

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      • Ingrid Thoft

        INGRID THOFT was born in Boston and is a graduate of Wellesley College Her interest in the PI life and her desire to create a believable PI character led her to the certificate program in private investigation at the University of Washington She lives in Seattle with her husband.


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    1. Fast paced, engrossing and entirely readable, Identity was a simply amazing book that I devoured.I absolutely love Fina. She is one of the strongest characters I have ever read, and I love her interactions with her family (especially her father.) Some changes happened in her relationship with Christian, and I hope that plot line continues with the next book. The rest of the cast is all excellently written,The mystery was plotted wonderfully. I didn't really expect the killer until the end, eve [...]


    2. "Identity", the second Fina Ludlow novel is a very good example of the classic private investigation novel and Fina is a tough effective detective novel with a good central character, but the novel is somewhat weakened by Ingrid Thoft's uneven integration of the events of her first book in this series into this story. In addition, while the plot set up involving a fertility clinic was interesting. some elements seemed forced.Fina Ludlow is an investigator at her father Carl Ludlow's law firm. Se [...]


    3. 4.5 stars This is one time when I have to say, no matter what is written in the book blurb, it will never do the complexities of this book justice. "I'm not a battered wife, dumbnuts. I'm in a dangerous line of work." Wow. I'm not even sure where to begin. In a lot of crime/mystery thrillers you don't really get the opinion that the character does anything other than work. They don't eat, sleep or have any normal life outside of the work they do. That's not the case with this novel. I have to ad [...]


    4. Review originally posted:Traveling With TThis book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair review.IdentityIt’s been a couple of months since Fina’s last big case- and if anyone deserves a break- it’s Fina. But a break is not in store. When Carl, Fina’s dad and boss, calls her to the firm- she goes. When she gets there, she finds herself in the middle of a case that she’d rather not be involved with- actually, she’d rather be doing anything else, but this case. The Ludlow [...]


    5. Finished "Identity" by Ingrid Thoft, the 2nd in her Fina Ludlow series, and it was so great and imo slightly better than the first novel!!! :D I loved this one a bit more than the first as we got straight into another case quicker since the first book introduced Fina, her whole family, and friends, so we didn't have too much backstory. Plus there were so many storylines going on besides the case like the sad drama with her family, Fina helping her friend Risa, Fina's personal life, and the love [...]


    6. Loved this sequel to Thoft's first book, Loyalty. There were a few parts that I thought could've been hashed out a bit more, but overall I was impressed with this 2nd book. I love how Thoft runs 2 stories simultaneously within her books. It seems to keep me more entertained because I'm curious of 2 endings rather than just the one ending (she did that in Loyalty as well). I look forward to many more books from Ingrid Thoft!! Especially in this series!!


    7. Ingrid Thoft is becoming one of my favorite authors. I love this series! Identity does not disappoint. What a great follow up to Loyalty.


    8. *I received a free copy of this book through First Reads. This in no way affects my following review.I have a lot of mixed feelings about Identity. As with most books there is a some good things and some not quite good things. Overall though - I (mostly) liked it. It was more complex than I thought it would be with some interesting and unexpected twists and turns. As a mystery it was well done, as a story - it didn't feel finished (I will break this down later in my review). I'd just like to no [...]


    9. This is the third of four in this series I have listened to. Unfortunately, I read the last one first, and have now finished the first and second. I will read the third next.In my opinion, there are maybe four people in this series I like, and this does NOT include the main character. I will not spend the next three paragraphs describing in detail these books. It makes me nuts when reviewers/publishers tell the entire story in their synopsis. But I will say that this is one of the most dysfuncti [...]


    10. Spunky P.I. Fina Ludlow makes a shining second appearance (after Loyalty) in a mystery about cryobanks and the families they help create. Identity refers to not only a single mom's quest to discover the identity of her daughter's father, but also identity refers to Fina's quest to find the identity of a murderer (who killed a sperm donor, and why?), and Fina's mission to help friend Risa discover the identity of the woman who claims to be her aunt. There is also thought given to what makes up a [...]


    11. A smart, fun and fast-paced thriller. 2nd in the Fina Ludlow series. The author deftly fills in the relevant backstory in the first two chapters so you need not have read the first in the series, Loyalty. But it is a great book and I recommend it as well. A great character is a great character and it should not matter whether male or female. I only bring that up because in this genre, it is rare to have a great female lead. Fina is smart as a whip, complicated, tough and has a great twisted rela [...]


    12. I loved this book just as much as I loved Thoft's first, "Loyalty." Not only is the story great and 'can't put down', I used to live in downtown Boston so the locations brought back many fond memories. Fina is up to her ears in murder, getting beat up/attacked, a rich recent widowtrophy wife w/a child she doesn't really want, a first wife w/issues, and friends w/kids who were the result of sperm donated by a wealthy murder victim. On top of that a friend who was adopted is hearing from her alleg [...]


    13. Those readers who love a strong female character will enjoy Fina Ludlow, the female detective in Ingrid Thoft's new series. Fina is a combination of Stephanie Plum, Kinsey Millhone, and Nikki Heat! She works as a detective for her father's law firm and along the way meets characters from all walks of life. She has a love-hate relationship with her family as well as several on again, off again romances. The character is well drawn out and we keep learning new things about her as the story unfolds [...]


    14. This is the second in the Fina Ludlow series. Fina is a PI working mostly for her extremely wealthy and successful family law firm in Boston. This investigation has Fina looking into a cryobank, sperm donations, genetics and ultimately a homicide. I really like Fina and the cast of characters around her. This story like the first has many different tracks going on. These are relatively quick reads (if you don't take a 9 day vacation in the middle) and highly entertaining. Recommended, but defini [...]


    15. This is the kind of mystery novel I like. It's filled with humor and a strong female character who takes after my own heart -- she loves junk food. One of the plots from the previous novel is carried over here; the continuity was nice. This time, I didn't figure out the mysteries, which was a plus. Fina still reminds me of Izzy Spellman, but that's not necessarily a negative.



    16. 3.5* A satisfying series. I like that, while Fina is hard nosed, she also has very realistic conflicts with and loyalties to family and friends arising from deep-seated feelings and concerns for them. However, I have to wince at the author's effort to make us believe that Fina exists on relatively nothing but diet soda and various forms of sugar, like Nutter Butters and Reese's peanut butter cups, yet still is apparently a svelte, muscled, attractive woman. However, I get that this is part of th [...]


    17. Based on the "third rail" issue of sperm bank donation kids, this murder mystery continues the work of PI Fina Ludlow, her dysfunctional family, her complicated love-life, her interesting work-related colleagues, and her good metabolism but poor eating habits (diet soda, pop-tarts, cookies, fluffernutters - all of which are no longer funny but tiresome.) It's not serious literature but it's a fun read.


    18. Read the second book by Ingrid Thofte series with Fina Ludlow as private investigator. After reading the first book, I enjoyed this one even more. Fina is quirky, tough, and the books moves along at a good pace. I like that characters from the first book appear in the second book along with a different story line. Would highly recommend for a good read.


    19. Apart from a few odd past tenses of verbs, these books are fantastic. Complex family dramas with contemporary issues, interpersonal dynamics, and plot twists galore. Great stuff.


    20. I am enjoying Fina Ludlow a PI who isn't constantly taking stupid and unbelievable actions. Can't find Brutality in the Library, so on to Duplicity.




    21. I thought Loyalty, the first Fina Ludlow mystery, was an impressive debut. When I picked up Identity and began to read, my initial impression was that Thoft’s writing was even better than before – tighter, and more confident. Identity reminded me of John Sandford’s style: fairly short sections, very detailed and specific, where the main character’s voice and thoughts come across with strength and consistency. Thoft has become very good at balancing moving the action of the story along, b [...]



    22. Being a private investigator is not easy. But it can be repetitive. Just ask Josefina "Fina" Ludlow, a Boston P.I. who works for her wealthy family's law firm. Of course, Fina can also tell you that repetitive and maybe sometimes almost boring work doesn't preclude risking your neck, especially when you dig into things nobody wants dug.Wellesley College grad Ingrid Thoft wanted to write more realistic novels about private investigating, so she got herself licensed as one. Her expertise brings si [...]


    23. Fina Ludlow is an unexpected private investigator. Most investigators are male and few have a family background of a wealthy law firm. But Fina is good at her job and is willing to take the risks inherent in the profession. Renata Sanchez comes to the law firm with a potential lawsuit. Seventeen years ago, Renata chose artificial insemination as her method for becoming a mother. Now as her child becomes an adult she wants to know who her donor was for medical reasons. She signed confidentiality [...]


    24. This is the second installment of an entertaining crime series about Boston private investigator Josephina (“Fina”) Ludlow, 35, who works for her father Carl’s law firm. Two of her brothers, Matthew and Scotty, are attorneys at the firm, and the third brother, Rand, is manning an outpost of the law firm in “exile” in Florida.This book seems very much like a female version of the Robert Parker "Spenser" series. They are both set in Boston and feature witty, sarcastic P.I.s who are attra [...]


    25. Found a new author for my "absolutely read" mystery author list. The joy is she's not new--I just didn't know about her. This review is for her second book--but she has done others. Her heroine is my kind of detective--smart, sassy and can take a punch (or more). At first I though she wasn't going to have enough characters for a decent who-dun-it. A few more chapters and I had to work to keep them straight. She does have a technique that is new to me. She'll interview any possible lead but rarel [...]


    26. The second Fina Ludlow mystery has all of the strengths of the first one ("Loyalty"). Fina works as an investigator for her family's highly aggressive and successful personal injury law firm. She is tightly enmeshed with her family, some of whom make up more of a freak show than others. (One of her brothers deserves to be in prison. Two of her brothers are OK. One has a normal family. Her parents are rich and dysfunctional, especially with her.)Fina is asked/told to investigate a sperm bank. A c [...]


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