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Review and Giveaway: The Raven by Mike Nappa September 29, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:39 pm
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About the Book:

As part of his street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience’s pockets while they watch. It’s harmless fun–until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his “personal assistants,” The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named “Nevermore.”

Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.

My thoughts and giveaway: 

This book opens with a very interesting scene and then takes you back in time. As you read you are working your way back to that opening scene. That alone is enough to keep the reader hooked, and I was.

Nappa has crafted another great book. I so enjoyed the first one and grabbed this one without even bothering to read the back cover because I knew it had to be good.

If you read the first book you will love picking up with Trudi and Samual again. They have such great personalities.

The Raven made me smile. The way he thought of Trudi and how he stated things, he was definitely his own person.

The mystery behind what was going on was a great driving force. We really don’t know much going into the story but it never gets dull or frustrating.

Another great book by Nappa!

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa April 4, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:57 pm
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About:

Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.
The secret’s name is Annabel Lee.

She doesn’t know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He’s left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: “Don’t open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me.”

Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He’s been trailing a man for a decade–a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill–and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery–before it’s too late.

My thoughts and giveaway:

The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover. It’s so mysterious and ominous. Then I read other reviews and I heard great things about this book.

I do know sometimes one person’s opinion can be different from mine, so I was I super excited to read this book and form my own opinion.

This book is unput-downable (I made up the word). The only reason I put it down at night was because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer, otherwise I would have read much longer every night.

Each chapter ups the tension and the mystery. What is going on? Is Truck a good guy or a bad guy? Can Trudi and Sam mend their past? Will they find a way to save Annabel, and even if they get to her will they know the secret code?

Annabel is a sweet girl who doesn’t know Jesus. I couldn’t wait to see when/if she would open her eyes to the truth of His love for her. I had trouble picturing her as an eleven-year-old, I kept thinking of her younger than that, not exactly sure why.

Trudi is a strong woman who still loves her ex-husband. I loved her sassy attitude towards him even though the reader knows how she really feels.

I hated to say good-bye to these characters. The good news is this is the beginning of series and I will be sure to read the other books.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by April 11th for your chance to win. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.