May 4, 2018

Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt - Review and Giveaway

I received this book free from the publisher

Book details:
2nd in Series
Release Date – August 1, 2017
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425281789

Book description:
The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree…

Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky.

Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again—and succeeds—in a brazen hospital room attack.

The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person—and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage…

Meet the author - Gerry Schmitt:
Gerry Schmitt is the author of the Afton Tangler Thrillers, and, writing under the pseudonym Laura Childs, the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, the Tea ShopScrapbooking, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. She is the former CEO of her own marketing firm, has won TV and radio awards, and produced two reality TV shows. She and her professor husband enjoy collecting art, travel, and their two Shar-Pei dogs.

Author Links –

Webpage – Facebook

Purchase Links
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My thoughts:
This is the first book I have read in this series but I will be going back to read the first one. I am a fan of Gerry's books she writes as Laura Childs so I was looking forward to trying out this series. Although this is more main stream mystery to me than cozy I still enjoyed reading it and liked the author's writing style. The story is fast past and read quickly for me. Afton was a likable character for me. She seemed in tune with some of the other characters. She is good at her job. I always like that this author likes to include an animal or two in her books. Bonaparte was a good addition. I liked trying to figure things out with the clues given to me. I am just not good at figuring things out so the ending was fun for me to finally put it all together. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review and information on "Shadow Girl" by Gerry Schmitt. Appreciate your being part of the book tour as well.

    This book sounds like one I would very much enjoy reading and I would love the opportunity to read it.
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