Monday, July 17, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway!

First, just a reminder that today is the LAST DAY to win a print copy of my new novel, The Capture. You can enter here!

Second, I'm so excited to tell you about a fantastic new mystery that just came out called Searching for Irene by Marlene Bateman.

Anna Coughlin is called to a mansion in the hills of Virginia to help an older gentleman put his affairs in order and help him figure out his taxes. While there she finds out that the previous financial advisor, Irene, disappeared. Everyone seems to believe she ran off with a man, but Anna comes to the conclusion that her disappearance is more sinister. Every person in the household---from the servants to the owner's son---is a suspect in Irene's disappearance, but the more Anna investigates, the more danger she finds herself in. Will she uncover Irene's secret before anyone at the house discovers hers?

I really enjoyed this mystery. Anna is a well-written character who has just enough backbone to undertake an investigation like this and make it believable. The reader is able to search for clues right along with Anna and really experience how confused she feels as she tries to solve the mystery. We know early on that Anna has a secret and it's a race to see who will figure it out first, the characters or the reader! I thought the author did an amazing job with so many twists and turns that made it hard to guess who the villain really was. It was such a page-turner as the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place! A truly fun mystery that will keep you up far past bedtime.

Be sure to scroll all the way down and enter the giveaway!

Here's the back copy:

Anna Coughlin is a modern 1920s woman armed with a college education and a partiality for numbers. Now, within the walls of a fantastic castle-like mansion in the hills of Virginia, her skill will be tested as never before. Hired to serve as financial advisor to wealthy Lawrence Richardson, Anna finds the welcome she receives anything but warm. Lawrence’s handsome but antagonistic son Tyler wants nothing more than to send her packing. The household staff isn’t much better, but who can blame them, considering the way Lawrence’s last advisor, Irene, disappeared . . . Convinced that one of the enigmatic members of the household had something to do with Irene’s disappearance, Anna doesn’t dare trust anyone—not even temperamental Tyler Richardson, who, despite her best intentions, is beginning to steal her heart. A series of frightening incidents ensnare Anna in a maze of intrigue, putting her life in peril. But even as Anna begins uncovering the secrets hidden within the mansion’s stone walls, she harbors a secret of her own. Now, the only question that remains is whether she will disappear as mysteriously as Irene. . . .

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