Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Desolate Shores by Daryl Wood Gerber

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Desolate Shores (An Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense Book 1)

 4.50  ·   Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  31 reviews
A chilling murder, an elusive killer, and a family mystery that hits too close to home . . .

After finding the body of her best friend on the icy shores of Lake Tahoe, Aspen Adams refuses to stand by and watch as the local sheriff’s department begins their search for the killer. Launching her own investigation, she’s soon confronted with a growing array of secrets—both about the friend she thought she knew and about many of the people in her own life. As fragmentary clues and escalating dangers threaten to derail her, she must also cope with the disturbing behavior of her deadbeat sister and troubled teenage niece.

Determined to overcome her personal demons over past failures, Aspen is driven to unravel the conflicting evidence and a shifting range of suspects to bring the killer to justice, even as a family trauma unfolds that threatens to upend her life. And as her investigation inexorably leads her to a shocking discovery and taunts her with a solution that is just out of reach, Aspen realizes that the killer wants nothing more than to see her and her niece dead . 


Family isn't always a direct relation
How true this is. You can choose your friends but not family. Family almost always betrays their own.
I enjoyed this novel and it helped to pass my Sunday afternoon because this book has some awesome twists and turns and it certainly left me guessing. Let me say it isn't the person you think it is.
The characters are quite wonderful and she touches nicely on alcohol, Bulimia and gambling are all mixed in.
Might I say the cover of this book is gorgeous, mysterious and intriguing at the same time!
This is the 1st book of this series and I think I would like to read more from this author! Her storytelling makes a reader immediately hooked from page one!! You won't be disappointed!! It's like watching one of the crime shows on tv only with more depth. 
If you like suspense, mystery then this for you
I strongly recommend it. 
I received a complimentary copy of the book with no compensations received. All opinions are my own!!


Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the brand new French Bistro Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries. 
Daryl Wood Gerber
As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. A DEADLY ÊCLAIR, the first French Bistro Mystery, comes out November 2017. 

Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense: DAY OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN. 

Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

Visit Daryl at www.darylwoodgerber.com.


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