Purified by Elizabeth S. Sullivan ~ Book Tour & Review

Book Description:
Thriller / Noir

Date Published: November 27, 2014

When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra.

Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her.
PURIFIED is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them.

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About the Author: 

Elizabeth S. Sullivan was born in Chicago and grew up in the LA area. Impassioned by social justice issues, inspired by her parents, she pursued teaching and earned a law degree. She has written five screenplays, one short. Her screenplays have placed or won such as: Nicholl, Austin, Page, and American Zoetrope. These recognition's garnered her a manager, Alexia Melocchi, Little Studio Films. Her first novel, PURIFIED, portrays a strong female protagonist in the genre of a noir thriller.  Sullivan explores issues of race, gender, privacy in the cyber age. She has written several blogs on of women in fiction featured on Venture Galleries.  She is busy working on the sequel to PURIFIED and a new screenplay.


This was a great nior thriller novel. I was hooked from the beginning trying to figure out Beck and her personality. The characters are very well developed and you find yourself liking some and being discussed by others. I didn't like Safra but felt closer to the end that he was a bad guy but not the worst one in the book.

Just be prepared to be dragged through tons of topics that are really tough to handle at times from abuse to race & religion, bullying and mental illness. The author has us wondering who and why would someone kill these girls and do what they have done to them. The objects that are left with them really had me thinking until near the end it all figures out.

The novel takes a risk with its topics putting Muslim religion and female genital cutting main focus in the story along with the murder. The killer is purifying the females that are murdered. 

I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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