By Adam Mitzner
Surprisingly engaging mystery, that doesn’t give away the ending until the end.
Both the characters and the plots were well developed, and believable. Although the ending had an interesting twist.
The story featuring lawyer turned singer turned lawyer Ella Broden as she adjusts to life and is brought back to deal out justice to her mentors murder.
Other characters Dana Goodwin a the newly appointed deputy chief in the Special Victims Bureau, is dealing with her own demons and issues in her professional and personal life.
Connecting the two women is Ella’s boyfriend, Gabriel Velasquez, who has teamed up with Dana to investigate the murder.
Although the story is quick and easy to read, it is probably a little too long.
The Good Twin
By Marti Green
What starts out slowly and builds to a good drama, fails to deliver the climax the story deserves. I felt the ending was weak and deserved more.
The story told twice, once from each twins perspective, follows a strong plot idea of a husband plotting to murder his wife using the twin as a replacement.
Character development was good, with tne husband being protrayed as shallow, and it really was tbe plot ending that failed the book.
Mallory Holcolm is an unfulfilled waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something astonishing about her past: she has an identical twin sister named Charly she never knew existed.
Charly is a Princeton graduate, a respected gallery owner, and an heiress married to her handsome college sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she ever wanted. Everything Mallory wanted, too. And now it might be easier than Mallory ever imagined. Because Ben has reasons of his own for wanting to help her.
It begins with his startling proposal. All Mallory has to do is say yes.
The Fifth to Die
By J.D. Barker
This thrilling sequel to The Fourth Monkey, sees a serial killer stalks the streets of Chicago, while Detective Porter delves deeper into the dark past of the Four Monkey Killer.
Starting with the body of a young girl found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, the story quickly unfolds, with twists and turns that the reader doesn’t see coming.
The quick page turner will engage most readers of mystery and trillers, with an ending leaving the reader hanging for more.
Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.