From the moment that I picked up The Fixer, I was hooked. Imagine living with your grandfather and trying to hide his Alzheimer’s until your sister came to visit for the first time in three years and discovered that your grandfather was deteriorating. Imagine then hearing her tell you that you are moving to DC immediately. That was exactly what happened to Tess.
First of all, let me gush over Tess. I rarely ever find badass heroines in contemporary-ish novels, so she was an extremely nice breath of fresh air. What I loved about her was the fact that she was smart, inquisitive, and stubborn. After she sank her *figurative* claws into something, she was not going to let go without a fight. The Fixer put her into many difficult and trying circumstances, yet she handled them perfectly. She stayed strong, and served as a voice of reason when some people were not collected.
But Tess wasn’t the only character that stood out to me- actually, they all did. You know what I absolutely loved? There were no fluff characters in The Fixer. Whether you realize it immediately or not, each and every character that was introduced would eventually play an important role in the story. It was amazing!
As I continued reading The Fixer, I felt myself becoming entangled more and more into the web of secrets and lies that all of the characters were trapped in, which caused me to root for them even more! I was able to connect with the characters very well, and experience everything that they felt.
Also, oh my goodness. The plot twists were never-ending. I never, ever expected some of them. I wish that I could tell you- but no, you’re going to have to experience them for yourself. After all, this is a spoiler free zone!
I loved this book and give it 5/5stars.