by Carey Baldwin
on Tour November 27 - December 31, 2017
The next pulse-pounding Cassidy and Spenser thriller from USA Today bestselling author Carey Baldwin!
Don’t believe everything you see.
Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are in Tahiti enjoying a much-needed break from the FBI when they spot newlyweds taking fun photos on the beach. But as the groom carries his bride deeper into the waves, Spense is positive he sees a flash of terror cross her face. All his instincts scream that this woman is in danger. Yet moments later, it’s the groom who has nearly drowned… and the bride has vanished, leaving a bloody wedding dress floating in her wake.
The authorities aren’t sure who to believe—the groom, who insists his wife tried to murder him… or her twin, who claims her sister must have acted in self-defense. Intrigued, Spense and Caity agree to help investigate. But when they discover that the missing bride is the daughter of a notorious confidence man, they begin to suspect that all is not what it seems. Now they’ll need to separate victim from villain, fact from fiction, truth from lie, to determine if there’s really a killer on the loose… or if it’s all one big con.
Baldwin has crafted another good novel combining character development and investigative procedure. Spenser and Cassidy are in Tahiti for their wedding and I really appreciate that development in their relationship. Woven through their thwarted attempts at preparing for that event is a very complex mystery involving the daughters of an accomplished con man. Baldwin did a good job creating an elaborate con job that fooled me, along with Spenser and Cassidy. I did not see the twist coming at the end, at all.
I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a good balance of character development and investigation. There is not very much suspense in the novel as it concentrates more on thinking through the possible meaning of events. There is a bit more sexual action between Spenser and Cassidy than I like but nothing graphic. Readers might want to really pay attention to details to see if the plot can be figured out before the final revelation.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: November 28th 2017
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062495631 (ISBN13: 9780062495631)
Series: Cassidy & Spenser #5
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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More About Carey Baldwin:
CAREY BALDWIN is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. A USA Today bestselling author, she loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.
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I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.