Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer (#7 – Natalie Ward)

Somebody’s Daughter

Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer

 Publishing:  July 9, 2020 by Bookouture

4stars

 

 

Previous Book in the Series: #6 – The Secret Admirer

 

Reason(s)  I Chose to Read this Book:  1. Love the author  2. Series installment.

 

Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer is the seventh in the Detective Natalie Ward series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)

DI Natalie Ward is a strong female detective, who has had a rough time.  Her husband’s gambling and lies finally destroyed their marriage, but the loss of their daughter was the final straw.  Things are finally settling down now that she’s back at work.  Natalie’s team consists of: Lucy Carmichael, Murray Anderson and Ian Jarvis.  Her boss is Dan Trasker, and she is in love with Mike Sullivan, her husband’s one-time best friend.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

A lot of has changed for Natalie.  She is now a DCI, has moved in with Mike Sullivan (Head of Forensics), and she and her ex-husband David are now on speaking terms.  Her biggest problem is getting Mike’s 7-year old daughter to like her.

 Lucy has now become a DI, and is leading the team (under Natalie).  When the body of a young girl is found, and then another, both showing signs that they were prostitutes, the race is on to find the unknown “Tommy” who knew them both.  But then other bodies turn up, and their connection to Tommy is questionable.  Are they dealing with two murderers, or is there something they can’t see.  Lucy suddenly doesn’t feel qualified, and it is all that Natalie can do to assure her, and everyone else, that she is.

Meanwhile, a voice from Natalie’s past reaches out, but she may not be ready to handle that yet.

 

My Opinions:  

This was interesting, as the author has put Natalie in a more supervisory role, and Lucy has stepped up to manage day-to-day activities.  Their personal lives continue to evolve within the books, giving the characters more depth.

The plot was interesting, and a little complicated, which is always good.   It seemed so straight-forward….until it wasn’t.  The writing, as always is good, and the pace fine.

One of the topics of the book deals with homelessness and teenagers, and I felt the author had a good look at why this can happen, and how devastating it can be.  As well, the book looked at mental illness and how one horrific act can result in a lifetime of misery if it isn’t dealt with at the time.  In one way, it was so sad.  In another, there was a perpetrator who didn’t get what he deserved, and I wish this had not been left out.

This series really needs to be read in order, as there is a lot of background that is needed to really get the feel of the characters.

Overall, this series is a must for those who like police procedurals.

 Read: June, 2020

 

 Favourite Quotes from Somebody’s Child:

“He understands. Everyone has a coping mechanism, and denial is her way of getting through this ordeal.”

“Did you know, DI Carmichael, there are thousands of people who are controlled by others who are mentally stronger, craftier, nastier and more manipulative? Those people don’t play fair, and one way or another, they imprison their victims.”

 

Carol WyerAbout The Author: Carol Wyer is a British author who has taught English and French.  She started out writing childrens books, moved on to humor, and now is writing thrillers.  She has a best-selling series starring DI Robyn Carter, and has now this second Detective Natalie Ward series. Check out her website at https://www.carolwyer.co.uk

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 I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3432544197

 

 

 

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater

Little Whispers

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater

Publishing: May 21, 2020 by Bookouture

3.5 stars

 

 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book:  I love the author!

 

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

When her husband Isaac gets a better paying job, Janey is thrilled that they are able to afford one of the smaller homes on prestigious Buckingham Crescent.  Janey is hoping that Isaac’s promise to spend more time with them will also come true.  Alas, that is not to be.  Janey is sure that Isaac is keeping something from her.  It seems to be a rocky start at school for 8-year old Rowan as well.

However, Janey meets Tanya, one of the wealthier neighbours, who quickly takes Janey under her wing and introduces her to the other “Buckingham Moms”, including Edie and Kyoko.  Tanya’s son Dexter also befriends Rowan, and it looks like Tanya’s older daughter Angel may be a great babysitter.  Janey finally feels at home, and hopes to be able to leave her troubled past behind her….but she tells her darkest secret to Tanya.

When Janey realizes Angel may have been involved in something she shouldn’t, Tanya threatens to expose Janey’s secret if she makes trouble for her daughter.

Sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust.  There is so much more happening on Buckingham Crescent than Janey knows.

 

My Opinions:   

I have really enjoyed every book I’ve read by this author.  This one, although good, just dragged for me.  Nothing happened.  I didn’t like any of the characters.  The writing was fine, as always, but it was just really boring.

Then I hit the 75% read mark….and it was excellent.  However, that is way too long to be disappointed in a book.  So, although it ended up being good…it was too late for me.

It won’t stop me from reading more by this author though!

 

Read: May, 2020

 

About The Author: Kim Slater went back to school at the age of 40 where she studied for an English & Creative Writing degree followed by an MA in Creative Writing.  She is now a best-selling author of both psychological thrillers and YA Fiction.  She lives in England with her husband Mac.  Check out her website at www.klslater.com

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3259464369

 

 

 

Hurry Home by Roz Nay

Hurry Home

Hurry Home by Roz Nay

Publishing: July 7, 2020 by Simon & Schuster

4stars

 

 

Reason(s) I Chose to Read this Book:  1) The author is Canadian; 2) My niece is a devoted Children’s advocate with Family services.

 

Hurry Home by Roz Nay is more family drama than thriller, but it definitely had some suspense in it, and it was good.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Simon & Schuster Canada, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

There once were two sisters who grew up on a farm in Horizon North Dakota.  As children, they were very close.  One day when Ruth was 13, and Alexandra was 8, everything changed.    Eventually, Ruth left home, never to return.

Alex now lives in a remote skiing village with her boyfriend Chase.   She works for Family Services, and is dedicated to saving children.

When Ruth turns up at Alex’s door asking for help, Ruth can’t turn her away.  But she makes it clear that the past cannot be discussed, ever.

Things are strained between the sisters.  There have been so many secrets, so many lies, and the past continues to be on their minds.

 

My Opinions:   

Rose Nay created some very real, flawed characters, and although some flaws were quickly evident, others were buried deep.

With the chapters alternating between the two sisters, the reader quickly becomes aware that at least one of them is lying, maybe both.  So, dealing with at least one unreliable narrator, it becomes a challenge to break down the lies, and figure out who we should be cheering for.  Personally, I found that my allegiance changed a few times, and I alternately hated and felt sorry for both of the sisters, and more importantly for the people around them.

The story is about lies, secrets, and deceit, but it is also about sisters, and love, and families.  It is about abuse of power, and it is about doing whatever it takes to keep children safe.

The writing was good, the plot engaging and the suspense continued to build.

Overall, it was a very fast, compelling read.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

 

Read: June, 2020

 

Favorite Quotes from Hurry Home:

“As many cases as we resolve in child protection—kids living in horrible circumstances who we rescue and give a chance at a better life—new cases pop up at double the rate. I feel like Mickey Mouse in that old cartoon, the one we had to watch as kids after school was out. Mickey’s in the sorcerer’s workshop, and it’s flooding, and the mops are out of control, and yet no matter how hard he tries, the water keeps pouring in, backing Mickey up the stairs.”

“ Maybe with sisters, even when you’re mad at each other you love each other. “

 

 

Roz Nay

 

About The Author: Roz Nay was born in the United Kingdom.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Australia, the US, and the UK. She now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two children.  Check out her website at www.roznay.com

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3427340820

 

 

 

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

The Dilemma
The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

Publishing: June 30, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press

5Stars

 

 

Just a Few Words: I thought this was going to be a psychological thriller.  It is not. It is more of a family drama, which is not my favorite genre.  However it was soooo good.

 

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris is a family drama.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher St. Martin’s Press, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Livia is celebrating her 40th birthday by throwing a party that she has planned for over 20 years. This is going to compensate for her lack of a real wedding. Everyone will be there, everyone except her daughter Marnie, who is studying in Hong Kong.  However, Livia is actually glad her daughter cannot attend, although she can’t admit that to anyone.  It would lead to questions that she doesn’t want to answer.

Adam, Livia’s husband is a little nervous about this big party, but feels Livia really deserves it.   On the day of the party, Adam finds out something that horrifies him.  He knows he should tell his wife, but he just can’t.   He has to let her have this one good day, even if it costs him his marriage.

 

My Opinions:

This book is about lies, secrets, guilt, and selfishness. It is also about friendship, and family and love.  The story is told through the eyes of both Livia and Adam, and it is really about their relationship.  We often saw the same scene from both of their perspectives, and while that could have lead to a repetitive narrative, it actually made the story more interesting, more real.

I found the characters believable, even if I didn’t always like them.  The plot was really compelling, and had me turning the pages without fail.  I was surprised to find that I didn’t want to put it down.

It was a very emotional read, and although I knew where this was headed, I also hoped I was wrong.  It was actually a very sad sorry, and it really made me think.  People often refrain from sharing information on the premise that it is to protect the other person…but is it always the best decision?

Overall, I loved this book, and definitely recommend it.

 

Read: June, 2020

 

B.A. Paris

About The Author: B A Paris (Bernadette Ann Paris) (1958 – ) grew up in England, spent most of her adult life in France, but has now returned to the U.K. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. Behind Closed Doors was her first novel.

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3096742728

 

 

 

Left for Dead by Caroline Mitchell (#3 – Amy Winter)

Left For Dead

Left for Dead by Caroline Mitchell 

Publishing:  July 8, 2020 by Thomas & Mercer  

4stars

 

 

Previous Book in the Series: #2 – The Secret Child

 

Left for Dead by Caroline Mitchell is the third in the DI Amy Winter mystery series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Thomas & Mercer, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 


Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)
DI Amy Winter is a strong, rather competitive, independent woman, responsible for running a team to handle high profile cases. Her team includes DS Paddy Byrne, DC Molly Baxter and DC Steve Moss. Although Amy was fostered by wonderful people, her biological parents were serial killers.  Amy’s biological father is dead, his wife serving prison time, and she is getting to know the rest of the family.  Perhaps it is her biological parents that is responsible for Amy’s ability to get inside the heads of murderers.


My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Much to Amy’s displeasure, DCI Donovan is her new boss, and he seems intent on making her follow the rules.

The body of a woman is posed as a bride in a store display, a heart carved in her chest.  It is Amy, while on a shopping trip with her sister, who notices that it is not a mannequin in the window.  This will not be the last body to appear in a rather strange place.  The investigation leads Amy to the company that was hired to create the display, and further to the owner to the company, Samuel Black.  Amy instantly dislikes the man, and even when another is arrested for the murder, Amy’s mind continues to return to Samuel Black.

Meanwhile, Lilian’s trial is underway, and Amy fears that her biological mother may get out of jail, and that she will be responsible for the woman’s acquittal.

Amy is also battling her own demons.  She wonders if she, too, has the genes that could make her a serial killer.


My Opinions:

I absolutely love this series.  

Amy is an amazing character, very conscious of her own capabilities, and/or lack thereof.  In this book she really explored her own mind.  Caroline Mitchell created a wonderful team to back up Amy, and the criminals that she creates are just as deep and interesting (and usually creepy), as the good guys.   In this case the villain was particularly dark.

The plot was great, and the suspense built up quickly, and was sustained throughout.  The side-line of Lilian’s trial did take away a bit from the murder case, but it could have been worse.

It all flowed smoothly, and although the ending was rather predictable, it does give you an idea of where we are headed next, and I can’t wait!

 

Read:  June, 2020

 

Caroline MitchellAbout the Author:  Caroline Mitchell, originally from Ireland, now lives with her family in a small village on the coast of Essex.  She is a former police detective, but now writes full-time, with over half a million of her books sold worldwide.  She is an international USA Today #1 best-selling thriller author.  She writes a number of different mystery/crime series, as well as psychological thrillers.  Check out her website: http://carolinemitchellauthor.com/

*** Photo Taken from GoodReads

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3321871607

 

 

 

My Up-Coming Reviews for July, 2020

 

My Up-Coming Reviews

July reviews are as mixed up as the world we are living in now.  As always, I have tried some new authors (some new to me, some new to the world).  In addition to the popular best-selling authors, I always read an Indie author or two every month, and try to promote their work…whether I like the book or not (yes, I warn them up front).  As well, I try to continue with one or two books within a series….some seem never-ending.

Speaking of never-ending…this COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc.  I’m a little concerned that some of the restrictions are being lifted before they should be, so please, when you aren’t staying at home and reading, stay safe.

It’s probably best to just #keepreading, #washyourhands, and #stayhome.

 

Little Whispers

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater (Published May 2020)

Janey and her family move onto a prestigious street when her husband lands a better job.  Janey is leaving her past behind…until she tells her secret to the wrong person.  But Janey is not totally to blame for the problems which are snowballing.

Kim Slater is an American author.

 

 

What Are You Afraid Of? (The Agency #2)

What are you Afraid of by Alexandra Ivy (Published March 2018)

The 2nd in The Agency series has Griff helping journalist Carmen Jacobs figure out who is sending her pictures of dead women, reminiscent of a serial killer she profiled in her book.  A copycat is out there.

Alexandra Ivy is an American author.

 

 

Hands Up

Hands Up by Stephen Clark – (Published September 2019)

A rookie officer and his partner pull over a young black man, who ends up dead.  And so begins a tale that could come right out of the news of today.

Stephen Clark is an American author.

 

 

Balance

 

Balance by John Hunt (Published February, 2019)

Certain people seem to be exempt from the horrors that have taken over the world….but that doesn’t mean they are safe from each other.

John Hunt is a Canadian author.

 

If you don’t see anything here you like, check out my blog….these are just a few of the books I’ll be reviewing in July.  I’d love to hear/see your comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Without Crows by Ben Lyle Bedard (#1 – The World Without)

The World Without Crows

The World Without Crows by Ben Lyle Bedard

Published: May, 2017

4stars

 

 

The World Without Crows by Ben Lyle Bedard is a post-apocalyptic tale.

First, let me thank the author for approaching me and for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)

In 1990,  a virus from Brazil infected the world.  A “worm” wreaks havoc on the mind, turning the dead into zombies.  Some zombies “crack” and attack others.  Some are fairly harmless.  Gangs of the living form, often fighting each other.  Other uninfected search for a quiet place to try and live in peace.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Eric is a 16 year-old overweight kid when he decides to leave Ohio.  The world as he knew it is gone. His mother is dead, his friends are dead, there is no one left he cares about.  He decides to walk to an island in Maine, where he figures the weather will be cold enough to kill the zombies, and isolated enough so he can stay away from the gangs.  He craves safety.

The journey is a lot more difficult than he had thought.  Along the way, Eric meets others.  Some good, some bad, and sometimes telling the difference is hard.

 

My Opinions:   

This was a very entertaining read.   Reminiscent of The Walking Dead (as all zombie-based books are),  this book is actually more of a coming-of-age story.  Eric is a wonderful character, going through an extraordinary time, sometimes full of kindness, sometimes full of rage.  He sees himself as weak, as worthless….it is a long time before he sees his strength, although others see it.  His character develops with each person he meets.  His determination to stick to his original plan was great.

The writing is good, although sometimes repetitive.  The plot excellent.  This is not just another zombie book.  It has depth, and insight.  The struggles Eric had with nature, and with other groups of people feel real.

Great, captivating read, and I’m looking forward to the next book.

 

Read: May, 2020

 

Favorite Quotes from The World Without Crows:

“Everyone thought that the end was the time to tell the truth…..The worst part about the world ending was honesty.”

She lied to make him feel better.  That’s what humans do. They lie to make the world a better place.”

“I don’t know but the best leaders are the ones who never wanted it. Responsibility ought to hurt. It ought to keep you up at night.”

“He was not the same. Neither was the world. Crows were the proof of it. There were no more crows.”

 

About The Author: Ben Lyle Bedard is an American author, born in Maine.  He has written poetry as well as science fiction.  Ben currently lives in La Serena Chile, with his wife Fernanda.  Check out his website:  https://benlylebedard.wordpress.com/

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3250645393

 

 

 

No One Saw by Beverly Long (#2 – A.L. McKittredge)

No One Saw (A.L. McKittridge, #2)

No One Saw by Beverly Long

Publishing: June 30, 2020 by Harlequin/MIRA

4stars

 

 

Previous Book in the Series – #2 – Ten Days Gone

 

No One Saw by Beverly Long is the second the Detective A.L. McKittridge series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harlequin/MIRA, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  

Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)

A.L. McKittridge is a Detective with the Bayfield Wisconsin Police Department.  He is divorced, and his teenage daughter Traci is his life, although he is now dating Tess.  His sister is an alcoholic.  His partner, Rena Morgan has been married to Gabe for three years, and desperately wants a child.  They have a new boss in Christian Faster, and the verdict is still out.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

 A.L. is just back from California, where Tess faced her fear of the ocean after having her arm bit off from a shark attack.  The trip was great, but he was barely in the door when Rena was calling.  Five-year-old Emma Whitman is missing from her day-care center.

Emma’s grandmother says she dropped her off, handing her to her teacher.  Emma’s teacher says she never saw her.  Emma has been missing all day.  Someone is lying, but there is no evidence as to who, or why.

Emma’s parents seem to be having problems, but again, there is no evidence that their problems have anything to do with Emma’s disappearance.  They are, however, hiding things….but everyone else is too.

Meanwhile, A.L. is having some issues with his own daughter, and Rena is concerned with the surrogate mother they have chosen.

 

My Opinions:   

I am definitely enjoying this series.  A.L. and Rena are both really good characters, and their personal lives add depth to them.  They feel “real”.

There were a lot of suspects, and they were all viable, so although I had an idea of who it may be, I was never sure.  There were characters I definitely hoped were behind it, mainly because I disliked them, but I was somewhat disappointed.  There were a couple of twists that I definitely didn’t see coming.

The overall plot was very good, and the pace was fast.  It held my attention from start to finish….a good mystery.

I’m looking forward to the next in the series.  

 
Read: June, 2020

 

Beverly Long

 

About The Author: Beverly Long is an American author, born in Illinois, with an MBA.  But her love of writing took over, and she started producing novels in 2005, mostly romantic suspense.  Check out her website at www.beverlylong.com

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3372446067

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

The Heatwave

The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

Publishing: June 25, 2020 by Avon Books

4stars

 

 

Just a Few Words:  Definitely a slow-burner, but WOW!

The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Avon Books, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Felicity was 16 when she fled the small town of Sidmouth in Devon.  She has since married and has two children.

Now, 16 years later, another girl has gone missing from Sidmouth, and Felicity knows she must return to face what happened so long ago.  She is the only one who knows the truth, and she is the only one that has a shot at finding the missing girl.

But Felicity also knows that this could ruin her marriage, but she can’t run any more.

 

My Opinions:   

I love Katerina Diamond’s police procedural serial starring Imogen Grey, so I couldn’t wait to read this stand-alone novel by a favorite author.

However, this was “almost” a bust for me.  First, my lack of compassion for Felicity – who leaves her husband and children with little warning, and no information, and then seems to be on an alcoholic binge, had me highly annoyed.  Then, the horrendously slow pace had me wanting to put it away forever.  It’s a good thing I’m a tenacious reader who never gives up on a book (not yet anyway).  When the book finally took a turn, I was spinning with it.  The twists were extreme. One identity twist I saw coming early on, but there were a couple that really surprised me.  The book went from a blah, blah, blah, to OMG, OMG, OMG.

The story alternated between the two time-lines, the teenage years being told by Felicity’s best-friend Jasmine, and the current time-line told by Felicity.  I think the author nailed the early relationship between the teenagers, although I think Jasmine’s ability to understand and forgive Felicity’s behaviour was a little too mature.  I think at that age if my best friend hit on some guy I was interested in, or blatantly made sure I was made to look foolish in certain circumstances, there would have been more repercussions.  However, that is a minor criticism that I can live with.

The real reason that this is not a 5 star book is that it took entirely too long to get interesting!

 

 

Read: June, 2020

 

Favorite Quotes from The Heatwave:

“ There are moments in your life that you wish you could go back to and make different decisions.”

 

Katerina Diamond

About The Author: Katerina Diamond is a British author who lives on the East Kent coast with her husband and children.  She was born on Friday the 13th.

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3408864972

 

 

 

 

Two Suspects by Gary Sherbell 

Two Suspects: A Legal Mystery

Two Suspects by Gary Sherbell   

Published: October, 2018 by Wordwooze Publishing

3stars

 

 

Just a Few Words:  I am going to try and review this fairly.  I had originally said no when the author approached me.  I told him I did not read legal thrillers.  He was persistent, and even when I told him I didn’t know when I would get to it….he insisted.  It’s been nine months,….but here we are.

 

Two Suspects by Gary Sherbell  is a legal mystery.

First, let me thank the publisher Wordwooze Publishing, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Johnny Jones was charged with burglary and possession of the stolen jewelery.  He insists he is innocent, and that he had just bought the items off someone else.  His Legal Aid lawyer, Alan Goldman figures he’ll be able to get him off.  Johnny seems like a nice young man.

Johnny helps Alan out by picking him up after a routine surgery, and delivering him to his best friends hi-rise apartment, a Corporate lawyer named Tim Wilson.  While Johnny is leaving Tim’s building, a woman on the 4th floor is assaulted and jewelery taken.  Johnny is the prime suspect.

But there is more than one crime being committed here.

 

My Opinions:   

Okay, this was better than I thought it would be….but I’m really glad it was short, because it was a bit over-the-top.

Although I don’t read or like books involving lawsuits and trials, because I find them dry and a little boring, this was different, as it was more satire.  Although to be honest, I am not much better with satire or humor.  I don’t read those either.  I probably should have refused to take this book when the author offered it.

However, it was a fairly good mystery with a nice twist, although fairly predictable.  Yes, it would have been nice if I could have liked one of the characters, but no, they were all sleazeballs.

Overall, it was well-written, and entertaining.  A nice light read.

 

Read: May, 2020

 

About The Author: Gary Sherbell is an American author.  He has written two novels, four stage plays and four screenplays. Check out his website at www.garysherbell.com

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2937823659