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A. J. McCarthy

Autor(a) de Cold Betrayal

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A Charlie & Simm Mystery book # 3

In a few words:

When a strange man approaches Shanna McGuire and shocks her with a story that makes her question her family history. She asks Simm to investigate the man’s claim. A former private investigator and pub owner in downtown Montreal he and his wife Charlie love to tackle simple case of genealogy and see what they will uncover. But what they think is a straightforward case soon takes a dangerous turn with threats, violence and homicide.

My thoughts:

I love how Ms. McCarthy incorporated in her tale the dark period in Quebec’s history, “The Duplessis Orphans” and has concocted masterfully an engaging mystery around this shameful time. Laced in, is a complicated family dynamics and an unwavering persistence to find the truth. Charlie and Simm exchanged their point of view in a good-humoured teasing way, it is pleasant to follow them. The many characters in this tale are interesting and are essential to propelling the plot forward which leads to a smashing disclosure. Not only, is this fast-paced and engaging story marred by the mistreatment of orphans it also takes us into a web of lies and betrayal while Charlie and Simm race against the clock to avert another murder.

I love this puzzle set in my home town and love how Charlie and Simm with their lovely pug Harley navigated the perilous journey while facing bodily threats. This story is well said, well-done and is captivating from start to finish.

I received a free copy of this book and I leave a voluntary review, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own
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Tigerpaw70 | Oct 7, 2023 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
"Legacy of Fear" by A.J. McCarthy is a gripping and suspenseful novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The book follows the story of Marcy, a young woman who inherits her grandfather's farm in rural Canada. As she settles into her new life, strange and sinister events begin to occur, and Marcy finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.
One of the book's standout features is the author's skillful use of tension and suspense. The plot twists and turns, keeping readers guessing until the very end. The author's descriptions of the eerie and isolated setting add to the sense of unease, creating a chilling atmosphere that is both thrilling and unsettling.
The characters in the book are also well-developed, and the reader gets a sense of their complex motivations and actions. Marcy is a relatable and likable protagonist, and the other characters in the book are equally intriguing and well-rounded.
Another notable feature of the book is the author's writing style. The prose is descriptive and engaging, and the book is a fast-paced and enthralling read.
Overall, "Legacy of Fear" is an excellent suspense novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The author's skillful use of tension and suspense, combined with the well-developed characters and engaging writing style, make this book a must-read for fans of the genre. The book is a testament to the author's exceptional talent for storytelling and is sure to leave a lasting impression on readers.
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bcjohnson44 | outras 6 resenhas | May 15, 2023 |
I'm a die-hard Louise Penny fan and never imagined I'd find another series with a setting and characters to compare. Now AJ McCarthy's convinced me I need to move north, settle into the back corner of a pub, and read the rest of her books. The Other Side provides a mysterious disappearance in rural Quebec and a pair of irresistible married investigators. I've often heard readers don't care about the plot, they just care about how the plot impacts their favorite characters. McCarthy went above and beyond with a plot so full of threatening twists and turns the future of our detecting duo of Charlie and Simm is in peril. Well done!… (mais)
Cam_Torrens | Apr 1, 2023 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
From the beginning the author draws us into an exciting tale of hunter and prey in the wintery Canadian landscape. McCarthy is a great suspense author and I hooked from the start. I want to read more of her work.
sewingal1 | outras 4 resenhas | Feb 23, 2022 |




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