Monday, September 28, 2015

#BookReview 'e-Murderer' by Joan C. Curtis

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On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers.

When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, Jenna learns that she’s more than a conduit for the killer. She’s his target. New secrets unfold, and finally her love life takes a tumble when the true killer emerges.

THE E-MURDERER is a race to find a psychotic killer before he kills again.

This new mystery series with a young female sleuth promises to keep you glued to your seat until the last page.

**My review**

This is the first book that I have read in a while that actually had the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end. I wasn't even reading alone at home, but tucked into a booth at my favorite pub. The emails that are harassing Jenna are downright creepy. And I can easily see this happening in real life.

I want to throttle Jenna for taking matters into her own hands, trying to figure out what is going on. At the same time, I don't blame her. Someone has to follow these weird leads and no one really wants to listen to her. She also waits way too long to get the police involved. I'm not fully aware of the truth behind doctor-patient confidentiality when a potential murder suspect is involved, but my life is definitely worth more than a job! I do understand her hesitation, though.

I am surprised that other people didn't catch on sooner rather than later. I pretty much had it all figured out very early on, though there were a few twists that I didn't quite see coming. And even though I solved most of it early, I still wanted to keep on reading, to see when everyone else was going to catch on. Plus, all of those other little twists were intriguing. I kept reading in bursts as a sort of reward for getting other work done. 

I like Jenna. I like her friends and the hottie detective working on her case. I think Jenna is going to get them embroiled in all kinds of shenanigans as this series continues, and I plan on coming along for the ride.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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The author is giving away two prizes: One, a $15 Amazon or BN Gift card (their choice) and Two, a signed copy of the award-winning book, The Clock Strikes Midnight.

About the author:

Joan Curtis Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 6 books and numerous stories. Readers compare her to the great Southern writer, Fanny Flagg. “She writes characters and a story that will stay with you.”

Her debut mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, won the silver medal for fiction/suspense in the Global eBook Awards for 2015 and is a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. The e-Murderer won first place in the Malice Domestic Grants competition for new writers.

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Joan has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She reads all kinds of books, including women’s fiction, mysteries, biography, and nonfiction. Mystery/suspense with a psychological twist is exactly the kind of book Joan loves to read.

"I write about characters who remind me of myself at times and my sister at times, but never fully so. My stories are told from a woman's point of view with a destiny. Characters drive my writing and my reading."

Having grown up in the South with a mother from Westchester County New York, Joan has a unique take on blending the Southern traditions with the eye of a Northerner. She spent most of her childhood in North Carolina and now resides in Athens, Georgia.

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