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Castle Cay (Julie O'Hara Mystery Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Hanson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (870 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When her best friend is murdered, Julie O'Hara, a body language expert, packs up her suspicion and flies to Boston for his funeral. Who could have killed rising artist Marc Solomon, and what does Castle Cay, the Solomon's mysterious Caribbean island, have to do with it? Before long, Julie's sixth-sense pulls a hidden string that unravels a deadly conspiracy...and her own troubled past.


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About the Author

Lee Hanson, originally from the Boston area, currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband. Castle Cay is her first novel in the Julie O'Hara mystery series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Rook Books (January 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZP1WS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,207 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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167 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superbly-plotted murder mystery May 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
In Castle Cay, Lee Hanson has meticulously crafted a fascinating murder mystery that will delight fans of the genre. The book has a very strong opening - the premise of the story is immediately revealed as the protagonist Julie O'Hara and the reader set about uncovering the truth behind her best friend Marc Solomon's death.

Julie O'Hara is a complex, vibrant protagonist whose particular skill (she is a body language expert) is invaluable in helping her `read' her suspects. But it is when the reader learns about her tragic past that Julie really starts to jump off the page.

One of the book's main strengths is that even the supplementary characters feel fully fleshed out - they are dynamic and interesting - which makes it more than just a murder mystery as you are deeply involved with the various family members and friends (from the deceased's relatives to Mafia members).

The author's greatest success is in putting together such a complex plot while retaining the page-turning narrative that keeps the reader hooked. Sometimes when an author adds extra elements to a plot it can detract from the storytelling, but when Castle Cay sees the introduction of the upper echelons of law enforcement, this only serves to deepen the reader's interest in this addictive novel.

This book is well worth reading - I will certainly be looking out for all future Julie O'Hara stories.
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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful
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Lee Hanson is a awesome indie writer who was born with a wonderful gift of being a great mystery/suspense/crime author.

This is my 2nd 5 star review for Lee Hanson's Castle Cay and Swan Song. Lee Hanson ranks right up there with the best female mystery writers of our time.

I love Lee Hanson's choice of having a unique main character, Julie O'Hara who is a body language expert and is also a down-to-earth person you'd want for a friend. Julie never gives up on finding who is telling the truth or not by watching for clues that she gets from their body language. She is so casually cool, calm and very relaxed when she asks people simple questions and watch's their movements for clues.

Lee's stories grab me from the beginning and keeps my full attention through out her stories and does not add any gory scenes or bloody scenes or over the top sexual scenes or violence. My type of mystery for sure.

A great read with believable characters and believable stories.

I can hardly wait to see what Lee Hanson plans to do with her fascinating characters in her next book.

I highly recommend Swan Song and Castle Cay
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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Page-turning suspense novel June 24, 2011
Format:Paperback
NOTE: I received a free review copy of this book from the author.

This novel centers around Julie O'Hara, a woman in her late 30s who learns that her best friend, Marc Solomon, has suddenly passed away. Although Marc had AIDS, Julie refuses to believe that he committed suicide, and she soon begins to suspect foul play. Traveling from her home in Florida back to Boston, where she and Marc met many years before, stirs up some of the dark memories that she and Marc both shared of Castle Cay, a private island owned by the Solomon family. Did Castle Cay play a role in Marc's murder?

Author Lee Hanson does an excellent job of building suspense in this murder mystery. She writes likeable characters who are well-developed, adding interest to the plot. Although the one "bad guy" in this story was fairly obvious, I personally had no idea how exactly Marc's death occurred until it was revealed in the book. The author description describes this as the "first novel in the Julie O'Hara mystery series," and I see that there is already a second available, Swan Song. I would definitely be interested in reading further books in this series, especially to see whether Hanson uses Julie's occupation as a "body language expert" to greater advantage. But as a start, I would definitely recommend this engaging first book.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a fairly good read July 19, 2012
By EE
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I got the free kindle edition of this book. it took me a few days to read it and i liked it, not loved though
Especially at the beginning, i couldn't keep track of all the different characters but it was well-written, which counts for alot in my book :)

Except for a few missing words here and there, the book was descriptive and intelligently worded
I would try another read from this author in the future.
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70 of 80 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Quick, Okay Read September 25, 2012
By CJP
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I liked the idea of the main character's job ..... body language specialist .... and thought that part of the character could have been better developed.

The beginning of the book flips back and forth from present to past. I dislike books that do that, but at least this didn't continue throughout the book. I felt like the author tried to put a lot of 'must have themes' into the book without really developing any of them (a gay couple, a crime mob family, a dysfunctional family, drug trafficking, sexual deviance, infidelity).

As I said this was a quick read so maybe if you're looking for a light diversion, this book would be okay to read. I honestly don't know if I'd read another book from this author or not.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Castle
Nice story line. Interesting plot.
Published 1 day ago by marie stone
3.0 out of 5 stars It is worth your time.
Got my interest immediately--probably because of my automotive background. However it failed to maintain the initial interest. Still a very good book! Could be a 4 star.
Published 3 days ago by William S. Lis
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not really a mystery adventure
Published 6 days ago by Emily J Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked the story line
Although I knew who the murderer was long before the end of the book, I liked the story line. The plot kept my attention and moved along. Read more
Published 6 days ago by A reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want the story ...
I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want the story to end. There was avariscious greed and cover-ups. Just what you'd expexpect in a good whodunnit. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Janice Troilo
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely script
I am not the usual fan of this genre but I have to admit that it really managed to keep me hooked. I loved how the author structured the script of this book. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Robert Gibson
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good "who done it
It's a good "who done it." I have already recommended it to my wife and her book trading friends/Kindle owners. Read more
Published 7 days ago by William Wacenske
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed this book so much that I will be ordering the next book in the series
Published 8 days ago by Vicki Touhey
5.0 out of 5 stars Castle Cay
Wow fast paced murder mystery. Great writing murder, drugs and a love story. The best part is its a series! Can't wait to read the others.
Published 9 days ago by Aissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book and I had to get the rest of the series as well.
Published 10 days ago by S. Schlosser
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More About the Author

LEE HANSON, a Boston native and Florida transplant, is the author of The Julie O'Hara Mystery Series, including Castle Cay, Swan Song, and Mystral Murder. Her novels, featuring body language expert Julie O'Hara, have been called "the answer to a mystery addict's prayer", a line that makes the author smile...and keeps her writing.

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