Sunday, January 24, 2021

Marked for Murder: Eden Harbor Series Book 1

Marked for Murder: Eden Harbor Series Book 1Marked for Murder: Eden Harbor Series Book 1 by Carol A Guy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A well written murder mystery with perfect pacing...

Marked for Murder by Carol A. Guy is the first book in the Eden Harbor Series. It’s a superbly written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The threads of storytelling are expertly woven in this Private Investigator Mystery, it had me engaged from the first page to the last. For me it was one of those ‘special’ books. You know one of those books that you read and really begin to care about the characters and what happens to them during the course of the story.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘Kate Bradshaw arrives in Eden Harbor, South Carolina, to bury private detective Ben Snyder, the long-lost father she never knew. She intends to sell his half of the fledgling business to his partner, Sam Garrett, and return to her home in Philadelphia as soon as possible. That is until Sam tells her that he believes Ben’s death was not an accident, but murder… Kate isn’t sure she can trust Sam Garrett, who has a shady past and violent tendencies, but she stays and they begin an investigation. As one murder leads to another amid racial turmoil, it becomes apparent that many ugly secrets lie below the surface of this small, seaside town.’

I liked the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the story in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a well written murder mystery with perfect pacing.

If you are looking for a well-written and exceptional murder mystery book with amazing characters and a gripping plot then Marked for Murder will not leave you disappointed. Recommended to all fans of the genre and a well-deserved five stars from me.

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