Sunday, September 20, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: The Man Who Fell from the Sky By Margaret Coel

Title: The Man Who Fell From The Sky
 Author: Margaret Coel
 Series: Book 19 A Wind River Reservation Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Hardcover
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4.5 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 When Robert Walking Bear's body is found by a father and son going a on a fishing trip questions are raised on the circumstances of his death. Although initially thought of as a suicide then an accident someone won't let him rest. A so-called anonymous witness making accusations of murder sets the FBI on a wild goose chase.

 Not willing to come forward or give any details the anonymous witness keeps contacting Vicki Holden, an Arapaho lawyer and Father John, the mission priest. All the while Robert's widow Ruth just wants to bury him and move on with her grieving process. As it unfolds questions arise regarding Butch Cassidy's buried treasure. Robert supposedly had the original map drawn by Cassidy himself and on numerous occasions went to the mountains on his own for days at a time searching.

 Although most believe the map is a fake once the moccasin telegraph gets wind it is a murder everything comes into question. Robert's cousins all become suspect even his cousin Cutter that recently moved home from Oklahoma. Cutter who is quite taken by Vicki starts to court her but she also has competition as Ruth has seemed to latch onto him as well for support in the wake of her husband's death.

 As both women struggle with Robert's death in both ways they can always count on Cutter. While all this is going on the community also has to deal with a documentary film crew that will do anything to enhance their production and want to implement the murder into the film. Wanting to capture a piece of history that still impacts modern day society. In the end this piece of history truly does have a modern day impact on many lives.

 I love reading stories and watching movies/TV shows (Eg. Longimire) that capture the modern day struggles and friendships between people that live on the reservations and law enforcement. It is what drawn me to the series, although I am not much of a western fan, I loved how the author balanced the past with present, bringing you into two worlds just not one. This story boasted some memorable characters.

 I especially identified with Ruth, sort of lost in a relationship, straddling grief and new found freedom, trying to be strong but falling miserably apart and trying to latch onto someone that makes you feel anything positive then what you are feeling. And then there is Cutter, I call him the smooth operator, the perfect man but no one is that perfect. I got to know Vicki more with tidbits of her back story she is a great example of a strong female lead. Oh and there is Walks-on, gotta love him too. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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. Great series, so fun to read; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  2. This is a great series. I love the relationship between Vicki and Fr. John; the unrequited feelings, yet they still behave honorably. I like the author's writing style and sense of place as well. dz87507 at gmail dot com

  3. Sounds like a series I would like to read. Thanks for the great post and chance to win.

  4. This series is new to me and is now on my TRL. I would love to win/read this book

  5. I'd love to read this book.
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  6. This sounds like a great read!

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  7. I just finished this book last night. I had read as this series is a favorite. The ending is interesting.

  8. Sounds like a fast paced story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Love all of Margaret Coel's books ...Looking forward to reading her new one.

  10. A captivating and intriguing book which I would enjoy. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Fascinating book by an author whose books I appreciate greatly. Many thanks for this interesting feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. I've seen meteors fall from the sky, blue ice from passing planes even .. I've never seen a man fall from the sky unless he has a shuttle or capsule wrapped around him. This sounds like a great book and I'd love to read it.

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  13. We are known for seeing lots of snow, hail and sleet fall from the sky in our area in the winter. I'm thankful I haven't seen a man fall from the sky unless he has a parachute attached to him.

  14. This is not the typical mystery that I read, but it sounds very good. So many things going on at once. I would love to read it.

  15. This is a wonderful series. Glad this new one is just as good.

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  17. I would really love to have a chance on your contests, but I usually don't even get the post until after the contest is over.

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  18. This looks like a great read. I have never read any of your books, but I would love to start with this one.



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