About the Book
Book: Shattered by Death
Author: Catherine Finger
Release Date: June 2016
When Josie’s abusive soon-to-be-ex-husband had an affair with another woman, Josie could have murdered them. When someone does, Jo is the prime suspect and the only one who can solve the case.
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About the Author
Catherine Finger loves to dream, write, and tell stories. Recently retired from a wonderful career in public education, she celebrates the ability to choose how to spend her time in a new way during the second half of life. So far, she chooses to write books, ride horses, serve others, and generally find her way into and out of trouble both on the road and at home. She lives in the Midwest with a warm and wonderful combination of family and friends.
Capsized by Death, the fourth novel in her Jo Oliver Thriller series, will be released by Elk Lake Publishing in November 2019. Anchored by Death, the third of her Jo Oliver novels, was a Bronze Medal winner at the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards; a 2018 Selah Awards finalist; and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards. Her second Jo Oliver Thriller, Shattered by Death, was a finalist in the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Catherine and her novels have been featured on radio stations, blogs, and in numerous articles—all posted at www.CatherineFinger.com.
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More from Catherine
“If you could kill someone and get away with it, what would you do? How would you do it?”
Having posed this question over dessert during a really good first date several years ago—to my surprise and delight my date proceeded to share a story about an international cosmetic gone badly awry. I was so taken with this story, that I couldn’t wait to get home and start writing. And I did. That night I sat down to write a scene between two powerful women, intending one to toy with the other by playing with a jar of deadly moisturizer as they interacted.
As I wrote that night, an unexpected scene involving spiritual warfare popped into my head and onto the screen. The edgy, scary, lock-your-doors-before reading story I called Shattered by Death was born.
While the moisturizer scene didn’t ultimately stay in the book, the idea of powerful women pitted against each other did. I strive to create antagonists that are as strong—or stronger—than Jo Oliver. When I feel the tension of wondering whether or not Josie is going to make it out alive—that’s when I know I’m in the middle of a great story.
I hope you think so too.
Enjoy the read!
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This book had some violent murder scenes. The author did not hold back in describing those.
From very close to the beginning I was pretty sure I knew it was behind the murders and I was disappointed that I was correct. I honestly wanted the author to surprise and she didn’t…
I found it annoying the Nick constantly called Josie “beautiful.” The first time, okay, I get that, the second time, which wasn’t long after the first, I kind of went, hmmm. The third time I cringed and after that I inwardly rolled my eyes. As a woman I would be annoyed if a man called me beautiful every time he saw me. This is my own pet peeve and might not bother other readers.
The ending was extremely abrupt. I clicked to the next page expecting a bit of a wrap up and there was none, I’m assuming because it is a series but it felt too abrupt for me.
This story was okay but not for me.
A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.