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#The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand–Review-5 Stars #NetGalley

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Don’t Miss This Brilliant Whodunit Novel by Elin Hilderbrand- Coming 6/19/18–I loved Every Page!

 

The Perfect Couple is a superbly crafted, captivating, mystery. 

The most expensive event of the summer on Nantucket was to be the marriage celebration between Benjamin Winbury and Celeste Otis. It was being held at the Winbury’s Nantucket beachfront home. Greer spared no cost in planning Benji and Celeste’s happy day. The only wrinkle, Greer could see, affecting her son’s wedding, was the report of a missing person, and the dead body that was floating in front of their home, the morning of the wedding.

Everyone at the Winbury home was being questioned; nerves were on edge, hearts were shattered, fear was everywhere as the intricate web of sordid, dark secrets were unearthed, one by one. 

The Perfect Couple is an incredible whodunit mystery, crafted with an intriguing plot, flowing dialog and colorful characters. There wasn’t a dull page in the entire book. The characters are beautifully developed, realistic and flawed. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that I never figured out who the true villain was. Brilliantly crafted. I loved it!

Thank you, Little, Brown & Co. Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Elin Hilderbrand first discovered the magic of Nantucket in July 1993. Her recipe for a happy island life includes running, writing at the beach, picnics at Eel Point with her three children, and singing “Home, Sweet Home” at the Club Car piano bar. Here’s to Us is her seventeenth novel.

 

*Old Wounds*by Giacomo Giammatteo*5-Stars

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Old Wounds is an engaging and well-written crime thriller.

The Houston Police Department was scrambling for answers. Women were being brutally murdered, hacked up and tossed into dumpsters. On the verge of panic, the Houston Police Chief, paired up her two best detectives, hoping to make an unbeatable team. Star detectives, Gino Cataldi and Tip Denton, became partners for the first time.

Although the murderer’s hideous killing style, was not identical in each of the women’s deaths, they were similar. And even though these savage acts were carried out hundreds of miles apart from the other, the star Detectives were convinced that they were related. When evidence began to pile up, and point, accusing fingers, at three highly respected and influential people, tempers, threats, and repercussions started to fly.

Detective Gino Cataldi knew that he wasn’t at the top of his game. He was having trouble staying focused. Guilt over killing three men, in cold blood, and his son, becoming addicted to drugs, was weighing him down. Detective Tip Denton demonstrated his loyal, and caring side, to his partner, when he turned a blind eye, to Gino’s glaring secrets, and helped him with his son.

The author brings the reader behind the scenes and into the minds of two top-notch detectives, as they worked, to unscramble the clues. This case was a political time-bomb ready to explode. It had the potential to strip elite individuals from their lofty positions, as well as the Detectives from their badges.

I enjoyed reading Giacomo Giammatteo’s latest crime thriller and anxiously await his next book.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

**Death’s Angel**A Riveting Thriller by George A. Bernstein

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Death’s Angel is a riveting and fast-paced, suspense thriller. Several southern Florida police departments were at their wits end and scrambling for clues. Someone was killing young women, and as the bodies began to pile up, it became evident that the FBI would have to be called in. The police department tried to keep their serial killer suspicions to themselves. It would be Miami’s second serial killer, to prowl their streets within a year, and the last thing anyone wanted was to put the public into a panic. But people had a right to know, especially the killer’s targeted obsession, beautiful young models. It was just about eight months ago when Detective Warner, now deemed a hero, took a bullet in the head, gunning down Miami’s first serial killer, The Baby Butcher. Thank goodness the Detective survived and decided to come back to work.

Detective Al Warner was exhausted. He had been plagued with nightmares ever since he returned to work. Even when he does manage some sleep, the Detective never feels rested. The chief has been after him to see a psychiatrist, but he is too busy for that. Al Warner has a killer to catch.

George Bernstein superbly profiles for the reader, a serial killer. The author demonstrates how the cold-blooded murderer chose his victims, studied them, and then with the flair of a master, manipulated them into trusting him. He knew exactly what to say and promise so that his targeted victims would invite him into their bed. The killer would then be loving and passionate right up until he crushed their larynx.

Death’s Angel drives home just how important it is for a woman to not only pay attention to her surroundings but also her instincts. The book does objectify women, so be warned, it may be offensive.

Death’s Angel is a well-written and intriguing novel. George Bernstein keeps his readers engaged and guessing. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a compelling mystery.

~4 out of 5 stars~