Monday, April 13, 2020

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE Blog Tour - Review

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renee’s MURDER, JUST BECAUSE Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

The author is offering an awesome tour-wide international giveaway. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

MURDER, JUST BECAUSE
by Yolanda  Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Yolanda Renee
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mysteries
◊ Paperback: 291 pages
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ ISBN-10: 0985820632
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985820633
◊ Contains explicit sex & graphic violence
"While this book does contain explicit sexual language and graphic violence, it could easily be taken from the daily headlines. The content is plausible and realistic as we look at the world around us. The events in the book are not overly done but give a pragmatic look at the terrifying actions killers can and sometimes do take."

It was a matter of beginner’s luck, but rookie detective Steven Quaid’s career and reputation as an elite investigator skyrocketed when he captured one of the most sadistic serial killers in Alaskan history: Stowy Jenkins, AKA the Snowman. But that was ten years ago.

And now…Jenkins is back. Escaped from prison and on the move, his bloodlust is stronger than ever, and his methods of torture are even more horrifying than before. As his bloody rampage continues and the number of mutilated bodies mounts, terrified Alaskans increasingly doubt Quaid’s ability to catch the killer again. The detective’s reputation is on the line, and he’s going to need a lot more than luck, because this time, Jenkins is driven by more than the thrill of a random kill.

This time, it’s more personal. He’s out for revenge…and his ultimate target is Quaid. In a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Jenkins starts picking off the people in Quaid’s life…slowly, gradually tightening his circle of corpses and drawing ever closer to the most important person in Quaid’s life...his wife. Can Quaid do the impossible again? Can he outmaneuver the killer, or has the detective's luck finally run out?

My review: Detective Steven Quaid wants only to enjoy his Hawaiian honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Sarah. Yet his world is shaken when one of the most sadistic serial killers ever, Stowy Jenkins (the Snowman) escapes after ten years in prison. And the Snowman has revenge on the mind. Everyone who had betrayed him is on his list. Quaid closes in on the Snowman as the killer closes in on him. Will Quaid be able to survive a second round with the Snowman or will he be the next macabre art piece?

This is the fifth book in the thrilling and horrifying Detective Quaid Mysteries series. Things start off right away and the tension builds to amazing heights with all the twists and turns. Quaid is trying hard to enjoy life with his new wife, but the call of his work is always there taking him away. Thankfully she understands! I love that Sarah is just as kick-butt as Quaid. Yet the Snowman, can anyone defeat him? He's very clever and enjoys the killing. He is a villain that I love to hate and read about even with all the blood and violence. I had no idea how it was going to end, I was on the edge of my seat, and it was not a disappointment! Plus you have the realities of the harsh life in Alaska. Great descriptions and settings. Even serial killers like to winter in the south!

This book is not for anyone under 18 or for those with weak stomachs. Renee doesn't spare the reader any details!

Author Yolanda Renee
For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her in her own words.

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influences my writing.
Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

For more on Yolanda and her writing, you can connect with her here:
Blog    *     Facebook     *     Twitter     *     Pinterest    


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

This tour-wide giveaway is for a $25 Amazon gift card for one winner, a complete set of the Detective Quaid Mystery series books for another winner, paperback copies of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for five winners, and a Kindle copy of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for 10 winners.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out. Do you enjoy watching a character grow from one story to the next?


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32 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds so dark and intense. Many congrats to Yolanda!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I tried my best. :)

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  2. Hi Christine and Renee - I do love the sound of these stories - always good to have more than one tale in the series ... take care - Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! The series wrote itself, seriously. :)

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  3. Sounds like a great addition to the series. Glad you enjoyed it. Congrats to Yolanda!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I'm glad Christine liked it too!

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  4. His wife must be really understanding indeed!

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    1. Very true, Alex. If you marry a cop you marry the life!

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  5. Christine, enjoyed your review. Very good description of Sarah. This is a book that takes elements of real life and keeps you on a roller coaster ride. Thanks so much for being a part of Yolanda's tour and sharing this thriller with your readers.

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    1. Hi, Mason! You've beat me to every post, but you usually do. Thanks again for the wonderful job you've done on the tour!

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  6. Hi Christine, Hi Yolanda,
    You are so right. This book is not for anyone with a weak stomach, and I m one of those with a weak stomach and a strong imagination. However, I enjoy Yolanda's style of writing and I am learning to skip over the parts that cause me to cringe.
    Excellent review.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Pat, that is the only way to read it. Thank you for giving it a look!

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  7. Christine, thank you so much for such a great review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book and more thrilled that you gave it the warning it deserves so other readers know what to expect. I want readers but I don't want shocked readers. :)

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    1. You're welcome! I'm always excited to read your books. :)

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  8. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to extreme violence.

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    1. I think we all are, well, maybe more than others. :)

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  9. That's a great review and I love this line ... Even serial killers like to winter in the south!
    Maybe your new tagline, Yolanda!

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  10. You're getting some great reviews, Yolanda. Thanks for hosting Yolanda, Christine!

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    1. Hi, Denise. Fancy meeting you here. Thank you for that, I know how truly busy you are. It's wonderful, thank you!

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  11. I have my copies, now I need some quiet time to read them!

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    1. I hope you find that time, Elizabeth. I'd love to know your opinion.

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  13. This sounds like so much fun! Great review, Christine :) Definitely makes me want to read the series!

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