Monday, October 7, 2019

Trail of Secrets Review Tour

Blurb:
Who killed the vivacious, Emily McGuire and laid out her body at the water tower? Orderly, rule-follower Mia McGuire is the least likely person to answer this question. Mia’s life has taken a downward spiral with her sister Emily’s murder, the breakup with her boyfriend, and losing her editing position. But when the homicide investigation crawls, Mia can’t stand by doing nothing. She hires the problematic Lucas Davis to help her find the truth.

After suffering trauma from a shooting on the job,  Lucas Davis resigns from the local force. Once known as a daredevil in his small Florida town, he has become an embarrassment to his dad, the police chief. When Mia offers him investigative work, he quickly accepts the job to prove he still possesses the skills and guts to solve the case. Together, these two unlikely sleuths form an intimate bond and are determined to beat the odds. They set out to bring a terrifying killer to justice before he targets them next.


Excerpt:
“Mia?” A deep male voice shouted to her.

She turned to the sound of the voice. Lucas Davis was striding to her. He was here too? The tall, blond-headed man paced to her in a hurried power gait. Mia blinked, trying to adjust to the fact he wasn’t in her imagination.

He stopped a few feet from her. “We meet again. I’d say it’s my lucky day.” His playful tone eased the ache of tension vibrating in her skull. His eyes were warm.

The tightness in her body drained away. She tilted her head. “You don’t have a clone that was at the station earlier, do you?”

“I’m the one and only. It would cause a lot of gossip in Star Pointe if I had a twin.” A hint of mischief curved his mouth slightly upward.

She’d been talking and thinking about him yesterday and today. Now he stood in front of her—a second time. It was like she kept wishing him to appear. Gram’s words floated into her mind. That boy could be the poster child for lack of common sense.

Had “the shooting” changed him? His overgrown hair and cutoff shorts fit the casual look of a perpetual beach boy. He was lean and trim, probably from his training in law enforcement. Although his sturdy six-foot-plus frame reminded her he’d been into lots of sports in school. “Are you here to surf?”



My Review:
4.5 stars

A wonderful murder mystery with a plot that kept me guessing all the way through and a wonderful cast of characters. I enjoyed seeing Mia and Lucas’ relationship develop throughout the book, and I particularly enjoyed Lucas’ “redemption” storyline, so to say. Was a little difficult to keep up with all the different murder suspects introduced along with the twists and turns, but I loved how it all came together in the end. If you’re looking for a good murder mystery, I highly recommend giving this a try.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*


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Author Bio and Links:
Nora grew up in rural New England where she currently lives with her family. She enjoys visiting and spending time with her friends, the Winettes, in Florida, where she continues to write. Trail of Secrets is her sixteenth book. Her next story is already in progress.

You can find Nora on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook and her website. She also contributes to the Romance Gems’ Blog every month.

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for reviewing my book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy Reading.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your terrific book. I sure enjoyed reading about it and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us.

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  3. Thanks, James, I love hearing that people enjoyed the book. Makes my day. Don't forget to enter the raffle.

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  4. Sounds like a really great book, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi Victoria! Good to see you and thanks for the comment.

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  6. The book sounds very intriguing.

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  7. Hi Rita, good to see you. Hope you're reading some good books.

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  8. How long did it take you to write your book? Congrats on the release.

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  9. The book took me 9 months. When I was 2/3 through I decided who the antagonist was and had to go back to make sure it all wet together. Thanks for asking, Bernie.

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  10. Thanks, Dale and for commenting. Have a good day.

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  11. I am so excited to read this book!

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  12. Where did you find your inspiration for this book? Congrats on the release.

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    1. Hi Bernie,Since I've spent time in Florida and loved it, I wanted to write about the beautiful state. Where I stay, I can see the water tower and it caught my imagination.

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  13. Hi Tracie, I'm excited you'd like to read it!:)

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  14. Here's to a great weekend!

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  15. Thanks, Tracie! I'll second that wish.

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  16. Hi Victoria, thanks for dropping in and great to see you.

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  17. I hope everyone has a super week!

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  18. I would love to read this with my bestie!

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  19. Here's to a super week my fellow readers!

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  20. What an amazing cover!

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  21. Hope everyone is having a terrific week!

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  22. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  23. Happy, happy FRI-YAY!

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  24. Here's to an amazing week!

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