The Inheritance by Gabriel Bergmoser. (2021).
**4.5 out of 5 stars**
Maggie is hiding out in a sleepy North Queensland tourist town trying to stay under the radar when she stumbles across a dangerous drug cartel. Maggie is no ordinary girl; she’s got skills, secrets to keep, burdens to carry and anger to burn. When she has to get out of town fast she heads towards Melbourne to get answers about her family. With a bent cop for a dubious ally, the police tracking her and furious bikies on her trail, Maggie is in deep trouble. She’s got only her ingenuity and wits on her side – and a determination not to inherit the sins of her father.
I was so happy to finally pick this one up after loving ‘The Hunted’ – where we first met Maggie (this book is technically a sequel but could absolutely be read as a standalone). Maggie is one of my favourite leads in a crime thriller story because she’s just so bad-ass! Okay yes, she is quite aggressive and violent, but I really feel that’s only towards people that probably deserve it… and give the girl a break, she’s been through some rough stuff. I don’t think (well I hope anyway) that Maggie’s story is finished and hopefully there will be more to come.
Overall: highly recommend this thriller for anyone who enjoys a fast pace, a lot of action, and those who don’t mind descriptive violence.