Pluff Mud Murders by Ann Carpenter #Review #giveaway #VBT Tours
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Release: Pluff Mud Murders
by Ann Carpenter
Local author releases brand new suspenseful read, Pluff Mud Murders now available at Amazon.com.
MUD MURDERS is a gut-wrenching thrill ride from the first word to the final punctuation. The essence of Carpenter’s characters were written in such fullness that you can feel their warm (or ice cold) bodies to the core. The blinding twists and turns keep readers on their toes until the very end. It is a must read!”
Christine Kerr, an American actress, director.
Jordan has come home to Charleston to begin a new life—a life interrupted when she was a young child, and still haunted by vague memories of danger and mystery. After years of living the fast-paced life of New York’s publishing world, Riley will be the editor-in-chief of Charleston’s Premier Health Magazine.
It should be the perfect life. But things are not what they seem. Soon, Riley, who has suffered amnesia since a traumatic event in her childhood, finds herself embroiled in the past history and current events of the powerful Radisson family, a family whose evil deeds have evaded the long arm of the law, and whose influence reaches far beyond the city limits. When Riley is confronted with three tiny coffins upon a visit to the former Radisson Estate, she begins a journey into the past that will bring her into contact with Summer Radisson and her sister Hayden. Forced by current events to return to her tortured past, Riley is confronted with long-buried secrets that have an impact not only on her life, but on the lives of Alex Keys, a detective who is trying to find out who she really is, and his former partner, Phil Leatherman, who was forced from his position in the department because he knew too much. Under suspicion herself, Riley vacillates between wanting to remember whatever may have happened, and a desire to put the past—whatever it might reveal—behind her, and start life over. But the past is imposing itself upon her very life. As she learns through a series of revelations, “Death is the key that opens the door to the past.” This epitaph from Jefferson
Radisson’s grave may indeed provide answers to the secret that has been buried too long—and that will finally set Riley free.
Meetings and messages from childhood friends help her remember moments in time but not why she forgot. Riley isn’t the only person to return and now there are murders from now and the past that need to be solved and Riley may by the piece that ties them all together.
Will Riley remember her past? Will Detective Keys find the murderer? And will Riley find her peace?
I was planning to read this book over several nights but once I started I couldn’t stop and stayed up until the early hours to finish. Ann Carpenter manages to write in such a descriptive way that you get lost in the story and characters. Riley is beautifully written and it is great to watch her journey. Alex I thought was a complex character struggling with his personal feelings whilst trying to solve a crime.
I had some predictions while reading and only a few were correct. The twists and developments kept me totally engrossed. I completely enjoyed this book and would be happy to recommend it to anyone that loves a murder mystery.
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