A New Dark Thriller For You, Bookworm
I love finding new authors to read, but any bookworm out there will understand when I say that choosing a new author to read can be daunting. Walk into any bookstore and you will find row after row of books of all genres with widely-ranging topics. It can easily be an all-day endeavor to stand there reading the backs or inside covers for a quick summary of what a book is about when choosing which one(s) appeal to your interests.
I read authors that are new to me all the time, and it’s just as gratifying as reading (or re-reading) the work of authors I know well. An Eye For An Eye by Caroline Fardig is the newest in a long line of authors I’ve read for the first time in recent years. I have enjoyed this book so much that I will definitely be picking up one or more of the other novels to her credit very soon.
This story has everything I like — the plot is great (I love a dark thriller), the characters are smart and capable and most of all interesting, the story moves along at a good pace pulling me in so that it’s hard to put it down, and the wrap-up/resolution is satisfying. I sometimes am disappointed when I read a book that is moving along well and I’m really intrigued by the plot but then the ending of the book falls flat, leaving me feeling unsatisfied.
An Eye For An Eye pulled me into the story right away, kept me interested and looking forward to the next time I could pick it up to continue reading, and wrapped up the story well by the end of the book. When I turned the last page and had to close the cover I could do so with a smile, feeling like it was time well spent and knowing that because there are several other novels from Caroline Fardig available that I would have the opportunity to get myself lost in her world again very soon.
I really tend to like authors that write serial novels involving a few core characters throughout the series. It’s nice to revisit “familiar” characters and have new stories where you can learn more about them. It’s like taking multiple vacations to visit good friends, in a manner of speaking.
The main characters, Ellie Matthews and Nick Baxter, have a great mix of connection and tension when it comes to their personal relationship. They have that all-important chemistry. An Eye For An Eye is the second book in a series involving these two characters. There are a few hints throughout the book about a previous interaction between them that is introduced in the first novel that definitely has me intrigued to read how their story began (in Bitter Past, an Ellie Matthews Novel Book 1).
We have a new dark thriller for you, bookworm! What do you think?
Ellie Matthews is tired of her fifteen minutes of fame. After consulting on a high-profile murder case a few months ago, she wants nothing more than to fade back into obscurity and resume her life as a mild-mannered college professor. But when a family friend goes missing, Ellie finds herself thrust back into the grisly world of crime scene investigation.
It isn’t long before Ellie’s young friend is found murdered and her death is tied to a previously unsolved case. Based on the cryptic poems left on the victims, the department soon realizes that the killer’s vendetta is against them.
It takes all Ellie has to push her personal feelings aside and partner with Detective Nick Baxter one more time. The duo must stop at nothing to catch a vengeful serial killer before it’s too late.
About the Author
CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Suspense Magazine.
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