Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Murder on the Horizon by M.L.Rowland

Title: Murder on the Horizon
 Author: M.L. Rowland
 Series: Book 3 A Search and Rescue Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Gracie Kinkaid the Camp Manager at Camp Ponderosa and a search and rescue volunteer for the Timber Creek's Sheriff’s office finds herself still reeling from the scandal at the camp that left her friend Jett dead and her best friend Ralph estranged from her. But soon that all takes a back seat to the current madness in her life. On a search for a missing boy, Gracie will soon find herself not only targeted by old enemies but being manipulated by new ones.

 She soon grows close to a boy named Baxter, a bright young boy who desperately wants to live with his grandmother but is being isolated and trained for a life of hate. While Gracie is trying to make sense of how people come to hate so much. Her neighbor's cabin John and Vivian is firebombed, surely an act of racism against the African-American couple and their young granddaughter. Gracie believes it was the act of Baxter's cousin Jordan a soldier in the making.

 As Gracie befriends and tries to help Baxter she is also has to face the impending forest fires coming in on the valley, her disgruntled relationship with Ralph, her mother's urging to come to her stepfather's deathbed and the return of Rob Christian. In the end it will almost leave her broken and without a direction to turn.

 Along with the main plot of the story, there was so many subplots it really keeps you reading. I felt complete empathy for all the stresses Gracie was going through. It was beautifully written. As always I love a strong female that may doubt herself but will stand on her own two feet. Gracie is perfect example of this. There is also Allen the cook at the camp who is not only a great ally but has a great sense of humour that often offers Gracie some relief in all that is going on. Looking forward to Gracie's next chapter in her life.

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. Looks like a great read! Wanna win.

  2. Would like to try this book. Sounds like an interesting story that will keep me involved.

  3. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Murder on the Horizon."

  4. I have loved the first two books in this series and would love to win the 3 one. I have not had a chance to purchase it yet. thank you for the chance.

  5. This sounds like a great mystery. Love the characters. Would love to win, read,and review. Thank you.

  6. This sounds really good, thanks for the chance!

  7. This was a great post and review. Thanks for introducing us to this series and the chance to win.

  8. The first 2 books are on my wishlist. Search and Rescue is a nice change from all the cooking cozies - which I happen to love!

  9. What a great sounding book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  10. I enjoyed the first book in this series.
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  11. Sounds like a fast paced book that I would like to read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  12. This series sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I had not heard of this series before now. I am adding it to my to-read list. Thank you.

  14. Sounds interesting :-) I'll add it to my "to read" list.

  15. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Gracie's job and the mystery sound intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Would love this book. It's in my to-be-purchased list.

  19. Great review. Thanks for the information about a new book...a camp, a coming fire? Sounds intriguing!

  20. I loved the first two books in the series. Thanks for the chance to win and the giveaway.

  21. I must look for the beginning of her story.

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  23. This is a new series (and author) for me. Thank you for the giveaway for the book sounds like a great read.

  24. maybe I can finally go to a camp with this book.

  25. Thanks for the chance!!



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