by Deb Richardson-Moore
on Tour October 1-16, 2020
novel will have readers questioning their own motivations and that of the protagonist, Julianna Burke.
Julianna is a mystery writer who is famous for her ‘wanderings’ – eventually returning to her writing desk with exciting plot twists. But lately, she has nothing to show for her creative work. She fears her memory is slipping, and with it her heralded career.
Then her beloved husband and business partner is murdered. The police look at workmen, extended family and neighbors, but Julianna fears something far worse. Could she, deep in the writing of her latest mystery, 'Murder, Forgotten,' have acted out the fictional murder? In this plot within a plot, she seeks to find the killer. Can she find the truth when she questions her own reality?
'Murder, Forgotten' takes us from coastal South Carolina to the eastern shores of Scotland in a sweeping mystery that explores Julianna, grief-stricken and wounded, as she searches for truth in the midst of her own fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. It is an engaging tale of murder, mystery, secrets, and relationships. I found it interesting there was really no heroine. No one really figured out the mystery until the suspenseful end. I had an inkling early on who the villain was but Richardson-Moore did a good job of making so many characters possible suspects, I was unsure until the suspenseful revelation. There were lots of red herrings too.
Even though there was no specific heroine, I liked how each of the characters was developed. I found some to be likable while others caught my disgust. Just like any community, some were giving while others were grasping to fill the emptiness inside. There is a good discussion guide included to help readers delve into the relationship and cultural issues included in the plot.
I found this novel to be enjoyable all around. Richardson-Moore just keeps getting better. I'll be on the lookout for her next one.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Murder Mystery, Southern Mystery, Thriller
Published by: Lion Fiction
Publication Date: September 18th 2020
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 1782643117 (ISBN13: 9781782643111)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
Catch Up With Deb Richardson-Moore:
http://www.DebRichardsonMoore.com, Goodreads, BookBub, & Facebook!
Visit these other great hosts on this tour for more great reviews, interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!
Click here to view the Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore