Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

Book Description

A Cape Refuge teenager is dead . . .
Then another body is found . . .
Will Sadie Caruso be the next to die?
When a famous mystery writer moves to Cape Refuge, ex-con Sheila Caruso-mother to Sadie and Caleb-is thrilled to get a job working for him. But when a teenage girl is found murdered, Sheila discovers that a scene in one of the eccentric writer's novels matches the crime scene. Exactly.
Then a second dead girl is discovered by Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens. And when this murder mirrors a scene in another of the writer's books, Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Shockingly, evidence turns up in Cade's truck-evidence that points to Cade himself as the number one suspect!
Cade tries to clear his name, but when eighteen-year-old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the author a demented killer or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie's own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered while lessons are learned about the sins of the fathers being visited upon their children. Will the consequences of Sheila's poor choice in life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children?

My Thoughts:
Good suspense.  When a teenager is murdered, it looks suspiciously like the story of the new mystery writer in town.  Still, Cade isn't convinced and since it is his investigation, he looks further.  Another teenager is found and evidence then points to Cade as the murderer!  A teen girl he knows goes missing and Cade has to find the real killer to save the girl and clear his name.
There was plenty of mystery and suspense through this story.  Cade is still a great character.  I enjoyed revisiting all the characters already from the series and meeting the new ones.  I did figure everything out before the end of the book, but it was still enjoyable to read.  If you have read the series to this point, you have to read this book.  If you haven't, I say start with the first book!
4/5.  This was a good addition to the series.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook).  I received this book in exchange for a review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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