Welcome to my stop on the tour for Murder on the Lake of Fire. I am happy to be able to share with you my thoughts on the book as well as a giveaway courtesy of the author as well. Hope you enjoy..
Murder on the Lake of Fire
Series: Mourning Dove Mysteries #1
By: Amy Mason Doan
Expected Publication: November 25th 2017
Published: Acorn Publishing
Genre: Adult, LGBTQ, Mystery, Romance
At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he’s assigned a case he fought to avoid – an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned.
The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an apparent case of spontaneous human combustion. In a small town bursting with friends and foes, Rome’s own secrets lie just beneath the surface. The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits him against artful private investigator Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome, smart and seductive, and he just might be the killer Rome is seeking.
Murder on the Lake of Fire is the first in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series, and was a fantastic start to it too. Wilson is a new author to me, and when I read the blurb for this, I knew it would be one I could dive in to and try and unravel the mystery along with them. It turned out to be a great murder mystery with a little twist. And the setting was just a couple hours from where I live too.
Emory Rome’s career is well on it’s way, especially after the high profile case that he was part of was recently solved. The new case he is assigned to is going to take him back home to Barter Ridge, where he left as soon as could get out of there and really hasn’t looked back. But a teenage girl was been murdered while ice skating on the Barter Ridge’s lake and the FBI are called in to investigate and he has a job to do. The girls father has also hired a private investigator to do his own work as well. The deaths keep happening, and the race is on to find out who is behind them, if Emory and Jeff the PI can stay out of each others way.
There are some pretty amazing characters in this. But the two main ones, Emory and Jeff are so enjoyable to watch together, it was on the light side of romance, but still. It was obvious that there an attraction between them even if they tried to push it aside. But there is a murderer to catch. Let me tell you a little bit about Emory, he is a private person, and the things that happened to him when he lived in Barter Ridge he wants to stay in the past. But Mr. Jeff Woodard is smart, and has this air about him, he is confident in himself not to mention he is easy on the eyes too, so Emory does let his guard down a little which I was happy to see. Now the sheriff of this town happens to be Emory’s father. Can you say little bit of tension… The other characters that played parts were well developed and it was to dislike most of of them. There is always that one though…
The pacing was fast and non stop, suspense continually built and suspects were plenty. With little clues her and there, I thought I had it figured out who behind it all, Wilson threw in a twist that made me have to rethink all of it. Overall, this was a bone-chilling murder mystery, the characters were ones you want to root for and I can’t wait see what happens in the next installment in the series.
Mystery and science fiction author Mikel J. Wilson received widespread critical praise for his debut novel, Sedona: The Lost Vortex, a science fiction book based on the Northern Arizona town’s legends of energy vortexes and dimensional travel. Wilson now draws on his Southern roots for the Mourning Dove Mysteries, a series of novels featuring bizarre murders in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee.
Murder on the Lake of Fire, the first novel in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series, will be available December 1, 2017.
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