Monday, April 25, 2016

Review for Murder & Obsession


Blurb:
Detective Steven Quaid is ready for the new challenges as Anchorage’s top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year’s Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather’s cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat.

After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, he’s greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene.

Accusations fly and Stephen flees into the wilderness. His heart racing and his thoughts No, not Sarah, etching onto his soul.

The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on, in the forms of a massive Grizzly and a black bear. Caught between the two, he barely survives their ‘tug of war.’

Found on death’s door by his uncle, Steven continues his investigation as he heals from multiple injuries. The answers don’t come quick or easy.

Enlisting the aid of his number one suspect, Steven’s led into yet another dangerous situation…

A sniper, who’s made a promise, he intends to keep.

The struggle this time is more than personal…

This one just may cost him his heart.
 
My review:
Detective Steven Quaid wants to give his fiancee, Sarah the Alaskan honeymoon she has longed for at his grandfather's mountain cabin. He returns one October day from hunting and finds several police officers at the cabin. Plus a horrifying crime scene that tears his heart from his chest. Steven flees into the wilderness when he's accused of killing Sarah. Between the bears and the harsh elements, Steven barely survives to start his own investigation. With the help of friends who believe in him, they peel back the layers of the crime to discover something even more frightening. Will he be able to find out what happened to Sarah or will the bears be the least of his worries as he digs deeper into this nightmare?

This third installment of the Detective Quaid Mysteries blew me away. The story is intense and the investigation goes deep. The reader is taken to amazing settings on this journey, and I felt as though I was there. Great details that are genuinely both beautiful and harsh. The characters match this rugged and lovely environment, and even with the big cast, each individual stands out in their own way. I really loved Sarah in this book, more so than the previous two. She still has her compassionate and mystical nature, but she's so much stronger now. Truly admirable. Steven is equal to her strength, pushing through what sometimes seems impossible. The author does love to torture her characters! Be prepared for a fierce adventure that will make you feel like you've had a run-in with a bear. And it will leave you wanting more.
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds like a really intense mystery. So glad you liked it so much.

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  2. I did buy the book! Great review. I've enjoyed the excerpts she's posted this month.

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  3. That's an interesting cover! Congratulations to Yolanda!

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  4. Thanks for the review! I'm looking forward to reading this.

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  5. Congrats to Yolanda. Detective series are so popular and this one sounds cool.

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  6. What a wonderful Monday surprise, after a not so wonderful start.
    Thank you, Christine! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book, and even more so that you've shared that here! You've made my day, and the final week of the A to Z perfect! :)

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  7. Bought it and read it!! It was a fabulous story. Many congratulations to Yolanda. Can't wait to read the other two now.

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  8. This only makes me want to get to that book faster. Thanks, Christine.

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  9. Now I want all three books!
    I want to read them in order.
    Writer In Transit

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  10. That certainly is intense! Thanks for the review!

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  11. This is on my to-read list. I love an author who loves to torture their characters :-)

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  12. This is on my to-read list. I love an author who loves to torture their characters :-)

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  13. I love Yolanda's previous stories and am anxious to get to this one. Sounds even more awesome than the others. Congrats, Yolanda and thanks for sharing your review, Christine!

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  14. I've been following your progress on this on goodreads. Glad you enjoyed it. I plan to start the first Quaid book in a month or so, once I'm done with Underworld. :)

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  15. I love mysteries and am ready to dive into this one. Yay!

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  16. Oh, this sounds so dark, and overall amazing. Don't think I've heard of this series before, but your review makes me want to check it out!

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  17. I'm happy to brighten your day, Yolanda! And thank you to everyone for stopping by. :)

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  18. This looks like an intense and great read! Love your review :)

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  19. Wow! It sounds even better after your review, Christine! I was already interested and now I'm sold. :)

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