Friday, September 14, 2012

"A Letter to Die For" Review

Description from Amazon:*

Life is good for Cary Anne Warren - until she arranges a vacation for her adoptive parents. Now they are dead and she faces the future alone. In New Orleans, the hunt for birth relatives turns up a mysterious hit-and-run cold case that occurred 25years ago - was it an accident or a killing? Cary appears to be the only one who cares. Clues lead to the halls of government, and with politics involved, the young woman's timing is crucial to unknown and powerful adversaries. A male co-worker inexplicably offers to help in her quest. Cary is surprised at her attraction to this man and at the same time skeptical about his motives. Even with his support, Cary questions her resolve as dark forces threaten to close down her search at every turn. Those who would stop her will use any means available , even murder. But Cary's enemies have not counted on her tenacity. With her unforeseen allies, she could potentially topple the local government and alter a race to the White House. Ultimately, all of her courage and persistence are needed to withstand the oncoming chaos that her investigation has unleashed.


I recently received a copy of A Letter to Die For by Joe Shumock. I want to start out by saying that I LOVE reading books by local authors! Cary, the main character in the book, is from Knoxville TN and attended the University of Tennessee. I live only an hour away from Knoxville, and I love how I can relate to the places mentioned in the story.

Shumock does an excellent job at creating suspense in the story without being too over the top. Every chapter I read made me want to read more and more. One of the great things about this book is that it is written without any foul language or sexual content. I would recommend A Letter to Die For to readers who like mystery and crime novels.

A Letter to Die For is the first book in the Letter Series novels. The characters in the book are easy to relate to, and by the end of the book you can't wait to find out what is going to happen next. The first chapter of the next book in the series, The Lost Letter, is included at the end of the book. After reading this I can't wait to get my hands on it as soon as it comes out.


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Disclosure: The opinions expressed in this review are my own and may differ from that of your own. I have received no monetary compensation for the review.

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