Insatiable by Emily Kimelman #bookreview



by Emily Kimelman


INSATIABLE is the third novel in my Sydney Rye Series of dark murder mysteries. This series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

INSATIABLE begins with private detective Sydney Rye living a simple, disciplined life in London, but when a dangerous man from her past calls, Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past.

With her dog, Blue, at her side, Rye meets up with her new partner, a handsome man she’s not sure she can trust. Heading for Mexico City, they go undercover, posing as husband and wife. After meeting with the bereaved parents, Rye starts to sense that there is more going on than just a missing girl. But it isn’t until they arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula, hot on the girl’s trail in Paradise, that all hell breaks loose. Sydney has to reach out for help from old friends and deal with the consequences of her past, if she’s going to find the girl and keep them all alive.



“What the f*** is that?” he asked.

“A dog,” I answered, moving toward the only remaining chair at the table. Blue stayed on my heel.

The man put up his hands and knocked his chair over trying to back up. “I don’t like dogs, and I don’t like that.”

I took my seat and Blue sat next to me. “He won’t hurt you.” The man reached behind him, opened a drawer and pulled out a hand gun, swinging it around to aim at Blue. His hand was shaking. I smiled at him. “It still surprises me that so many people are so afraid of dogs.”

“I’ll f****ing shoot it.”

“That seems unnecessary,” I said. He didn’t look like he was going to shoot Blue but with the tremor in his finger and the fear in his eyes, there was little I could be sure of. “How about I have him wait outside?”

“How about you just get the f*** out of my house?”

I stood up and reached into my purse. “Hey,” he turned the gun on me.

“I’m just getting money,” I said. I moved very slowly ignoring the muzzle of the gun trained on my face. I pulled out a bundle of cash and slowly placed it on the table. “You give me that gun, another that looks like it, and some bullets, I’ll leave the money and your house,” I said.

He looked down at the money and then at Blue, then his eyes reached my face. “I don’t like doing business this way.”

“Me either, man, but then again, I’m not the one who pulled out a gun and started threatening people’s pets.” I smiled at him and I could see him relax.


My review:
I read this story in one sitting. It was that good. I haven’t read any of the other Sydney Rye stories but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I love the adaptability of Sydney. She is betrayed quite a few times, never knows who to trust but keeps going. She never stops. Never feels bad for herself and is a badass with an RV. That’s right, an RV. Her dog Blue adds the sweet element and he defends Sydney with his life. Who needs a man when you have a kick ass dog? Speaking of men…how about a sweet, techie guy who is instantly attracted to you and puts himself in the line of fire for you? Sydney’s got it all if she ever has time when she’s not running to notice.

I normally don’t like stories when a dog is one of the main characters but it works in this story. Mystery/action book lovers will totally dig this book.

Emily will be awarding a hand blown pint glass that her husband (a third generation glassblower) made for the launch of her first novel, UNLEASHED, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


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20130306-185613.jpgEmily Kimelman lives on a boat in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Sean and their dog Kinsey (named after Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone). Kimelman has a passion for traveling and spends as much time as possible in the pursuit of adventure.

Her Sydney Rye series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!





About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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  1. Thank you for hosting this tour!

  2. This sounds like a great vacation read! And it’s nice to know when you can just jump into a series.

  3. Catherine says

    I’m not familiar with this series and you’re a new-to-me author. I do appreciate a strong female protagonist, though…and who doesn’t like a pooch sidekick? I’ll check it out.

  4. Sounds like a nice read.


  5. Thanks so much for taking the time to read INSATIABLE. I’m so glad you enjoyed it… and the RV!

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