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I was so excited to read this new installment of what is at the top of my list of favorite series I certainly wasn t disappointed by this book Claire Morgan is in the New Orleans area for this book and just as she thinks she is in a uiet eaceful Study to Teach place the murders begin Black is out of town and I was constantly anticipating his arrival in the story and so glad when he finally made his appearance I enjoyed the new characters that were introduced to the series and I loved Claire and Black just as much as ever The storyline had the reuisite amount of suspense that Ladd alwaysrovides and the villain was just as creepy as could be expected I loved the tenderness harmony and yes even the discord between Claire and Black as it resolved exactly as I hoped I enjoyed every second I spent reading this one and I am already anxious for the next book in the series This one was a great example of why Linda Ladd is a must read author for me 5 Veve VooDoo Stars Everytime I Global Corporations in Global Governance pick up a Linda LaddClaire Morgan novel I know that I m going to be on the edge of my seat the entire time I m reading This was absolutely no exception This is without a doubt one of my favorite suspense series It is also a series that I can t read one book after another because the story is so intense that I need a break between the books It s that good Claire is almost fully recovered from her memory loss and is back on the job She s on loan to the Lafrouche Parish PD After Claire s latest case Black decided she needed a break from MO somelace she could relax a little and catch her breath Claire fully agreed so they headed to his hometown of New Orleans Claire is no stranger to the bayous she spent Angels in Harmony part of her life there In fact it was one of the happiest times of an otherwise depressing childhood She feels she has family down there too Things are slower down there there isn t as much horrific crime out in the littlearishes Claire should be able to ease back into her detective role That was the Sketchy Behavior plan Plans don t always work out how they re supposed to Usually I don t figure out whodunit until exactly when Ms Ladd wants me to This time Iegged it a few chapters before the end but she had me going the entire time She also had me doubting myself a time or two But who knows maybe she wanted the reader to figure it out a little earlier than usual Or could it be that maybe my mind is becoming a little twisted with each Ladd book I read Something to think about Either way Mostly Murder will keep you on the edge of your seat You won t be able to turn the Autumn Brides pages uickly enough Ladd s writing style is excellent she is able tout the reader smack dab into the middle of the action through her words You feel like you re The Princess and the Three Knights part of the story helping to solve the mystery Her characters are well developed and engaging The story unfolds in layers designed to ramp up tension andull the reader in Another story well told Ms Ladd Title Mostly Murder Clair Morgan Mystery Book 6Author Linda LaddPublished 12 5 13Publisher Kensington BooksPages 354Genre Mystery Thrillers SuspenseSub Genre Women Det. A tough no nonsense detectiveedgy clever” Beverly BartonMostly FearShe suffered a terrifying coma She survived a serial killer’s obsession Now homicide detective Claire Morgan hopes to forget the nightmare of her Missouri ast in the city of New Orleans But when a body is discovered near her home her darkest fears come rushing backMostly SuperstitionSurrounded by candles and skulls the victim
EctivesISBN 9781601830517ASIN B00DV1ISPO Reviewer DelAnneReviewed For NetGalley I will warn you that this is a series you will uickly become addicted to This is a murder mystery darker that I usually read but the description caught my attention and I had to read it I have never any of Linda Ladd s work before and coming into the middle of a series can be difficult as I can have a hard time trying to see how all the characters fit together I was surprised how easy it was to catch up on events from earlier books so that Mostly Murder flowed smoothly I was able to read without getting lost The characters are so diversified and well developed with varied levels of complexity At first I did find Nick a bit hovering and controlling but as I got into the story I understood why and could sympathize as to his reasons for wanting to keep her safe Clair Morgan and Nicolas Black have returned to where both spent time when they growing up Clair is articipating in a law enforcement exchange Sticky Church program and Nick asychiatrist for the rich and famous around the world is opening another hotel He has Forbidden Love Unchained purchased and restored a home of mansionroportions It is staffed with a cookhousekeeper groundskeepermajor domo couple that also doubles as body guards and security Nick is off in England when a serial killer begins a reign of terror Malice enjoys inflicting terror on others and he has been Witches of the Deep South perfecting his techniues since he was a young boy andracticed on his sister and cousin As the body count grows Clair and her team try to figure out why a voodoo doll with a Metro 2033 (Universo Metro) picture of Clair s face attached is found at the crime scenes Is this the time Clair has finally met her match or can Nick keep her safe from the killer obsessed with her link Barnes and Noble link Goodreads link Easily a 4512You know how you re reading the end of a book finish and just sit there saying Wow Yeah it s like that As usual Claire faces off against one of the most depraved of the deranged in a twisty tale fraught with a red herring or two What Claire goes through in the end is truly nail biting and horrific The bayou setting is fresh and interesting Let s not forget the epilogueNo spoilers but Fist PumpYayFinally If I have to nitick I will say thisClaire and Black need to freaking learn to communicate at some Christianity point After theart where my heart fell in my chest I wasn t satisfied with Black s explanation of his activities where he was rarely in danger Ugggwhat does that even mean As a crack investigator Claire should have demanded and deserved It seems to work for them but I really need an eye roll emoticon to convey my feelings Despite that I so look forward to the next installment that will release this yearI really hope that Claire takes Nick up on a certain idea he has for her We all know she will still get herself into dangertrouble 35 starsGetting into crimes against children which I don t care to read about This evil guy is truly sick and I m glad this adventure is over Definitely a murder mystery This time VOO DOO thrown in there This one didn t give me nightmares for once. S bound to an altar like a human sacrifice More disturbing to Claire is the voodoo doll in the woman’s hands A doll Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, pierced withins and wearing a Alice-Miranda at Camp picture on its face Aicture of Claire MorganMostly MurderClaire doesn’t believe in voodoo But she does believe in the The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (English Edition) power of superstition to warp aerson’s mind and feed a killer’s madness It is here in the muddy bayous where it festers that.
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But it did keep me on the edge wondering what the heck another awesome book This one takes The Association of Small Bombs place in the bayous where Claire spent time as a child which is a nice change oface Still truly terrifying in Wilderness Survival Handbook places and utterly creepy in others What a great read this book is The scene this time around is in New Orleans and around the bayous Can you think voodoo Not a woowoo book by any means A horrific serial killer that can be bought but loves to murder for the fun of it Murder thearents take the kids and scare the living daylights out of them and My ViewVoodoo murder gators and The Scary Man This book is creepyThis is the 6th novel in the Claire Morgan series which I didn t realise when I The White Mans Burden picked up this book however it made very little difference to my readingleasure though I will definitely add the Visit the Sick past 5 books to my want to read list Therologue titled A Very Scary Man was creepy insightful and worrying I don t know where you came across this voice Linda Ladd but it is blood chilling I was hooked I sat and read this in one sitting finishing late in the evening And I was not disappointed This novel has all the elements of a great thrillerhorror story yes at times it was horrific The narrator alternates between two voices you could say the voices of good and evil and being Carry Me Over the Threshold privilege to the insane ramblings and rationalisations of The Scary Man was frighteningHomicide Detective Claire Morgan is a greatrotagonist she is complex has a history I really want to discover I will catch up on this in the earlier books she is strong resourceful smart and has encountered a lot of bad luck on the job Her domestic The Courtship Basket partner is almost too good to be true one of those rich handsome rugged types usually found in a romance novel and his opulent lifestyle did take me a bit of time to get used tomaybe because I didn t have the history of his life and character I found his lifestyle a little over the top at first But I moved on and I was glad I did theace and fear factor in this story explodes on the Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 2 Samuel (The Expositors Bible Commentary page This was an engaging andulse racing read I haven t felt so spooked in years Congratulations Linda on a job well done I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewMostly Murder is book 6 in the Claire Morgan series This is the first book I have read in the series and felt like I could understand most of what was going on without reading the other books though it is assumed you know who everyone is so that also took me a little bit to get ahold of who was who and how they related to the story Once I got into the story it started to Small Talk pull me in Toward the middle it slowed down and I struggled to get back into the story but once I did I didn tut it back down until it was over This was a really crazy serial killer mystery with some insight into the thoughts of A Very Scary Man It kept me guessing on who is responsible and how everything is related to Claire It was definitely a different kind of read I don t think I would go back and read the Accidental Pharisees previous books in the series but I would definitely check out the next one. Claire must face her fear head on and meet the man who’s marked her for deathPraise For Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan Thrillers“One of the most creepy crawly and compellingsychological thrillers ever” Fresh Fiction“Chilling compelling suspensebe repared to lose sleep” Eileen Dryer“Exciting thrill a minute” Midwest Book Review“Plenty of suspense and surprises” Publishers Week.
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