Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

  Title: Peril In The Park
  Author: Barbara Venkataraman
  Series: Book 3 A Jamie Quinn Mystery
  Publisher: Self
  Format: PDF
  Genre: Mystery
  Source: Received for review from author
  Star Rating: 5 out of 5
  Reviewed by: Marlene

 Jamie Quinn an attorney practicing family law in Hollywood Florida has it all, a home, a career (which she is her own boss), a boyfriend and a tendency to find herself in situations in which she thinks she is in over her head. Yet with the help of her best friend Grace and a private investigator named Duke she always finds her way.

    Recently her boyfriend Kip has made quite the list of enemies in the short six months he has been back to Hollywood. When Kip came back he took over a position as Parks Director for the county, which was promised to another in the department and he also made some staff changes. Little did he know that the combination of those actions would lead to continuous park vandalism, a stalker, threats to his job, and a murder.

 As Kip tries to keep as much of this away from Jamie, she launches her own investigation. Soon both of them find themselves caught between more then one criminal and it takes both of them along with Duke to get themselves out. Also, Jamie has been in contact with her long lost father and comes across some startling news that may unravel the relationship they just started.

 The plot of this story was fast paced and engaging. At times it was emotional but the author also found a way to interject humor without it overshadowing the seriousness of the subject matter. In continuation of Jamie's story we get a more in depth look at her family and her neurotic behavior (which doesn't really seem all that unusual to me but may be to others). I find myself relating to her more and more every story I read. Looking forward to reading the next story ........ Engaged In Danger.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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  1. Sounds great! I haven't read this series yet so it looks like I need to start!

  2. Looks great, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  3. Thank for the opportunity!

  4. This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  5. This is a new series to me, but it sounds like a series I'd love to read.

  6. Changing things can get you in trouble - as Kip is finding out.

  7. This sounds like a promising series, one I didn't know about. Thanks for introducing me to this writer.

  8. This sounds like an interesting story. I will add it to my reading list.

  9. Book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Book looks interesting.

  11. I would love to give it a read, a new author is always a wonderful thing.

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  13. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  14. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win what sounds like a great book

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