A review of The Catch by Library Journal
Focusing on territory she knows best from her days as an undercover narcotics cop, Wozencraft again engulfs readers in the dangerous world of drugs. The plot clings to one family’s involvement in marijuana smuggling. The former coke-addict wife needs her husband to come clean for their children’s sake but secretly misses the days when she worked with him, the husband continues to promise his family and himself he will get out but seems obsessed with the thrill, and the DEA agent on the case has conflicting motives that create most of the suspense. As a thriller, The Catch holds its own, but the story works better as a character study, specifically of a woman dealing with her past addiction, her menacing present, and her intolerable future. She runs the gamut from supporter to observer to survivor, and her painful emotions bleed onto the page. Recommended for all fiction collections.
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