Monday, September 21, 2015

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn: A Gabriella Giovanni Mystery by Kristi Belcamino

Gabriella is back again and I've missed her.  She's a kick ass mean mamma that protects those she loves fiercely.  She's a journalist, her man is a cop.  And they have created the most wonderful child in the world named Gracie.  She's hoping all the bad is behind her but it never is...

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It's latest in this series and if you haven't had the chance to read the others, I'd suggest you read them first.  This whole series is good.  This book will be out September 29th.

Gabriella and Donovan are very much in love, but they both have work that takes them away from each other.  Gabriella is not interested in getting married.  She's spent most of her life being scared of the man who killed her baby sister.  She's still very sensitive to the potential danger her daughter might be in.  Everyone seems like they might be a predator.  But she keeps her daughter close and her mother babysits her in a locked and gated community with security.  Still she worries.  And she should.

When her mother takes Gracie to the beach and ends up with a head injury and Gracie is nowhere to be seen, Gabriella goes nuts.  She and Donovan even start sniping at each other.  There have been deaths on the beach earlier and there have been biblical quotes left with them.  Just like the guy who killed her sister left.  Is he the one who got Gracie?

This is very tense read with little or no clues to who snagged the kid or where he might be hiding.  Gabriella knows the past history, was following the current crimes as a journalist, and has friends who also know things.  The worst part is thinking about what he might do to her child and being afraid that it's taking too long to find her.

Overall, it's a very fast paced story that has the sound of truth.  I've enjoyed this whole series and this one is the best one yet.

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