Sunday, May 8, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Don't go home by Carolyn Hart

 Title: Don't Go Home
 Author: Carolyn Hart
 Series: Book 25 A Death On Demand Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
  Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 3 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Annie Darling of Death On Demand Bookstore is proposed with a wonderful opportunity to be apart of the publicity for Alex Griffith's new book Don't Go Home. Once Annie figures out what Alex is up to, coming back to the island to name names and ruins lives she promptly chooses not to be a party to this. Although she is no longer involved in the event she still goes and that becomes the first of many steps to breaking a promise to her husband, Max to stay out of amateur sleuthing.

 Once Annie realizes her dear friend Marion is involved she can't stay away. She and Marion soon come to realize everyone Alex left behind has a reason to want him dead. It will take time, energy and manipulation to find the killer. While Annie is headstrong on the case, Marion is also trying to hide her sorted past and is playing cat and mouse with the Chief of police in order to do it. Soon a second murder brings the most likely suspects to light but then again no one on this island is who they seem.

 First, I would like to say I enjoyed the plot and story line of this book but I found the beginning quite confusing with the all the characters intertwining between the story and the book. It took me awhile to get a handle on who was who and who they were written up to be. As for character's I think I may have only identified with Rae, stuck wanting more somewhere other then where she was. Possibly a bit of Marion, trying to keep it all together while denying the past. It was a good book but it was lost on me.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley 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 are our own.
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35 comments:

  1. One of my favorite authors; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Thank you for the review and the chance to win a copy of Don't Go Home.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  3. Carolyn Hart is one of my favorite authors! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Don't Go Home!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  4. One of my favorite authors. Death on Demand is a classic series.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    smm3@bex.net

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Dawnm89us at yahoo dot com.

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  6. I love Hart's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Don't Go Home!

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  7. Carolyn Hart is one of my favorite authors. I own 8 of the books in the series and would be thrilled to add this one to my collection.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Great series! I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  9. Sorry I can no longer read paperback copies. I have not read this book. idahobluebird50@gmail

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  10. Love the series mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  11. Have been reading Carolyn Hart for years.
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  12. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the
    chance.
    Carol Smith
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  13. Carolyn Hart's books are always a pleasure to read! Thanks for the review and chance to win.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  14. Love, love, love the Max and Annie Darling books. I am a bit behind in the series, but would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you so much for the review and giveaway~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I love this author!!!!! Would love to win a copy cindysbookbinge@gmail.com

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  16. I would really really like to try this book. Thanks so much kphans08@gmail.com

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  17. Thanks for this captivating novel which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. This book sounds intriguing and the author writes such great books. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I am very intrigued with Carolyn Hart's book...new to me, but a reading adventure I would love to take.
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  20. Thank you for the chance to win a book from this wonderful series. I hope that you might be able to read this series from the first book on. I think that you might enjoy it but it does help to read it in order. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and Tina thru your wonderful blog reviews. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  21. Enjoy her books so much and have been waiting for next Annie and Max mystery. Email is leer618@yahoo.com

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  22. I love Carolyn Hart's book! Thank you for a chance to win. jillybeans41@gmail.com

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  23. I would love to win this.grayengser@gmail.com

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  24. Great author. Can't wait to read. Thanks for a great giveaway.
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  25. Great author. Can't wait to read. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. This sounds like a great mystery!

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  27. Love these series..... afarage (at) earthlink. net

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  28. Would love to pick this series back up. Jvizza(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I started reading this series years ago and some how lost it along the way. I would love to catch up with what is happening with Annie and the others.

    DelAnne

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  30. Thanks for the review. Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  31. Thanks for the review. Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  32. I've always enjoyed Carolyn Hart's books---I just hope I don't get confused about the characters. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  33. Wonderful review Tina! I met Carolyn Hart several years ago, what a nice gal she is. I think my favorite series of hers is the Henry O series. Sure wish she'd bring that one back! Thanks for the chance to win! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  34. Sounds good. I just saw this. The review is excellent.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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