Monday, August 19, 2013

A Good Man Gone by A.W. Hartoin

Mercy's parents had finally gone on a cruise and she was looking forward to getting some rest while they were gone.  Her nursing job keeps her busy on her feet and she's looking forward to some time off.  When she finds out their next door neighbor has died, she has the unpleasant duty of calling her parents to let them know.  Her father had worked with Gavin and they were both retired cops.  She sure never expected her father to tell her to investigate the death; he didn't believe it was from natural causes...

The author and Goddess Fish Blog gave me the opportunity to read this story for review on this tour (thank you).  You can find a copy wherever ebooks are sold and I see she has some short stories about Mercy out, too.  Check it out.

Mercy is attractive but she's not dumb.  As she starts digging, she finds out Gavin was upset about the death of a young bride and was investigating that.  The further down the trail she goes, the nastier it gets.  

There is a little too much in the story about how Mercy and her mother look Marilyn Monroe and everyone lusts after them.  It goes on through the whole book.  I'd like to see it toned down a bit in future books for my taste.  It might work just fine for you.

The mystery is good, the murderers were a bit twisted, and Ms. Hartoin surprised me.  I like that.  I thought I had a clue but I was a bit off in my assumption.  Why not see how you can do?

A.W. will be awarding a backlist ebook on each stop, It Started with Whisper, to a randomly drawn commenter, and a $30.00 Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: Blog Tour

Best of luck to you and happy reading!


Mary Preston said...

I love a story that keeps me guessing.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the great review. I look forward to following this tour to learn more

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Andra Lyn said...

Definitely an interesting premise! I wouldn't know what to do if my dad told me to investigate a murder!

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Karen H said...

Thanks for your honest review. Just reading a bit about the plot make me a little leery about this book. From what I understand this is a YA book and I probably shouldn't pass judgment because I haven't read it.

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Journey of a Bookseller said...

It's not young adult. Mercy is in her twenties, she's taking care of the house while her parents are on vacation. Don't let my review put you off. It's a good story. I just point out what I like and what bothered me a bit. It might not look that way to you; it's a personal observation.

Kate said...

What a great excerpt! I'm loving this tour!

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Anonymous said...

Great blurb!


Chelsea B. said...

Sounds like this is going to be a great novel!


bn100 said...

Nice review

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Donna E said...

I like good mysteries - but I don't like them to be too 'deep' or 'dark'. I think this one just might be one on the light side, so I'm looking forward to reading it - and checking out the series.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a compelling read.