Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book Review: Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton

 Kathy Spence awakens in the middle of the night and finds herself in a living nightmare. Her husband has been run down and she is the primary suspect. With an eyewitness to the crime and proof that her car was the murder weapon, it appears to be an open and shut case. Terrified for her future, Kathy turns to amateur sleuth Anne Marshall for help. Believing in Kathys innocence, Anne launches her own investigation, uncovering proof of a conspiracy that reaches from Kathys past and threatens her own life. In a race against time, Anne must count on her close friends and even the ghost of her father to help her bring a killer to justice before its too late.

Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton is a paranormal murder mystery.  Kathy Spence's husband was run down and she is the key suspect.  Her car was the one used in the murder.  Kathy needs help, so she asks Anne Marshall, an amateur detective for help.  Anne calls on her study group friends and her father (who is a ghost) to help.

This is the second novel with Anne Marshall and her ghostly father, Piercing the Veil was the first.  Although I did not read Piercing the Veil, Revenge Served Cold was easily read as a stand-alone book.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to.  Ms. Fullerton has an easy writing style to read, but the whole story fell flat for me.  There were inconsistencies - Anne hears someone speak behind her, she turns around to see that it's her father (she didn't recognize his voice?), but other times he speaks behind her, she knows immediately who it is.

There were so many characters involved in the mystery and many were not developed as well as I would have liked.  I couldn't make a connection to them.  Also, since we knew who the "bad guy" was from the beginning, the suspense was diluted for me.

Now, I see at Amazon that a lot of people enjoyed this book, so go read their reviews and make your own decision on this one!

*Disclaimer:  I received this book from Cadence Marketing for free to provide a review.

I give this book 2 Bookworms 

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher:  Thomas House LTD (May 10, 2010)
  • ISBN-10:  9780984381500

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