Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book Review: "Shattered by Death" by Catherine Finger

Chief of Police Jo Oliver is struggling to get her life under control after finding out her husband has a girlfriend and his outrageous demands in the divorce. When she finds her husband and his girlfriend murdered, she is the prime suspect. As the killer closes in on her, she isn't sure who she can trust as the clues point to someone who knows her.

I didn't read the first book in the series, so I don't know if I should know who the people Jo mentions are when the book starts, or if I will get to know them as the book progresses. But she just mentions Donna, Nick, Gino, Liz, Samantha, etc with no explanation of who they are. It made me feel a little lost. The whole "My Magnificent Being" was really odd to me. Why not just call him God?? I did like that she prayed and sought what God wanted, though. The book is in first person point of view so we feel what Jo is feeling which adds to the tension. I figured out who the killer was a chapter or two before it was revealed in the book, but it didn't lesson the suspense because the killer wasn't done with their plans. There were twists and turns all the way through the book, even up to the very end of the book. There were some story threads that weren't totally wrapped up in this book, but it didn't feel like a cliffhanger ending either. I think this was the most suspenseful book I've read yet.

"Shattered by Death" is available in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5120 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publisher: HopeSprings Books (June 7, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

and in paperback:
  • Series: A Jo Oliver Thriller
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: HopeSprings Books (June 6, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938708741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938708749
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

I received a free copy of this book by the publisher in order for me to give an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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