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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 19 February 2019 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – EDISTO STRANGER by C. HOPE CLARK

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – EDISTO STRANGER by C. HOPE CLARK

 

 

THE BLURB:

A cold case heats up . . .

A dead man in Big Bay Creek, spring break, and a rogue FBI agent would be enough to drive Chief Callie Jean Morgan to drink . . . if she hadn’t already quietly crawled inside a bottle of gin to drown her sorrows over a life ripped apart by too many losses.

When her investigation into the stranger’s death heats up an unsolved abduction case, Callie finds herself pitted against the town council, her son, the agent, and even the raucous college kids enjoying idyllic Edisto Beach.

Amidst it all, Callie must find a way to reconcile her grief and her precious taste for gin before anyone else is killed.

 

THE AUTHOR:

C. Hope Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com , a writer’s resource awarded 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine each year for over a decade. Her weekly publications reach 40,000 readers. She works from her study overlooking Lake Murray in beautiful central South Carolina.

Hope comes alive at conferences across the country, from Mississippi to Oklahoma, from Pennsylvania to Florida, South Carolina to Iowa. She motivates and educates writers to step up, take charge, and create their careers. Her latest FFW release often discussed at conferences is The Shy Writer Reborn: An Introverted Writer’s Wake-up Call.

Hope, however, is most excited in her mystery fiction. She’s the author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, published by Bell Bridge Books, Memphis, TN. With an agriculture degree from Clemson University and a two-decade history of working with US Dept of Agriculture, Hope can walk the walk of protagonist Carolina Slade who reviewers are falling in love with per the long list of five-star reviews at Amazon.

However, Hope branched out with The Edisto Island Mysteries in 2014 with Murder on Edisto, Edisto Jinx in 2015, and Echoes of Edisto in summer 2016. Her writing voice now well seasoned, she dives into a coastal world with Callie Jean Morgan, who finds that the beach isn’t all that relaxing. The series is set on Edisto Beach, South Carolina, Hope’s second home.

 

MY REVIEW:

And now I must go back and read the first books in this series!!! So intense! So gripping!!

Ms. Clark poses lovely brief descriptive passages interspersed among concise and efficient writing that move this story at lightning speed. The depth of Callie Morgan’s personal issues rams head-on with her professional life. With lines gray and blurring, Callie doggedly struggles to survive.

This reviewer is a peace maker, and I seriously wanted to throttle both Callie and Special Agent Knox Kendrick for their incessant bickering. But as they doggedly follow leads and fight their own internal demons, the clues mount and bring them to a most unexpected end.

 

NOTE: To my readers who are off put by cuss words, there is some vulgar language in this book.

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS:

ALL | THE | FEATHERS!

 

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

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