by A.C. Mason
Published: 2010 by Wings ePress
From Goodreads: Mystery writer Susan Foret’s decision to clear her twin brother of murder creates marital discord with her New Orleans homicide detective husband and leads to threatening phone calls, another murder, and an attack that lands her in the hospital. Can she solve this real life mystery? Or will she end up divorced …or dead?
This was an extremely well-written novel. The plot-line kept me hooked and I found myself flipping page after page to see what would happen. The mystery was complex and kept me guessing throughout, but it didn’t become so confusing that I felt lost. A lot of mysteries tend to throw in so many facts that it’s hard to keep up with it all. This did not do that, I remembered everything that happened and was able to keep track without flipping back and forth to look for something I’d missed. There was just the right amount of creepy that I felt nervous for the Susan as she went through the process of clearing her brother. There were a few unexpected twists and turns that kept me guessing. This novel is set in New Orleans, and the thing I liked about it was that Louisiana was portrayed correctly and not in a negative light. The author’s descriptions of the weather and streets definitely made me feel at home. I especially liked a comment made about the sun shining in Louisiana and then it’s raining the next. I also liked the author’s portrayal of an aspiring author. It didn’t make it sound like getting published was something easily achieved, which I think is sometimes the popular belief. All in all, I loved this book. It was completely clean, I don’t think there was any language in it at all so it would be okay for any reader. The struggles Susan had trying to keep her relationships together while still standing by what she believed in and doing whatever it took to prove it made her a strong and likable main character. I would definitely recommend this book to any mystery lover!
(ebook format submitted to me by the author)