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Death by Desire (Book #4 in the Caribbean Murder series) [Kindle Edition]

Jaden Skye
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

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Book Description

DEATH BY DESIRE is Book #4 in the #1 Bestselling Caribbean Murder series, following the FREE book DEATH BY HONEYMOON (#1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (#2) and DEATH BY MARRIAGE (#3).

In the midst of gorgeous St. Bart’s, a few days before Christmas, a Senator’s daughter is found stabbed and strangled on the beach—the day after her engagement party. While the rich and famous are pouring in to celebrate the holidays, the local police are desperate to keep it quiet and not cause an uproar. But the Senator’s family wants justice for their daughter, and they hire Cindy and Mattheus to solve the crime.

As Cindy and Mattheus investigate, they meet the elite crowd surrounding the Senator’s family, an exclusive world of unimaginable wealth, of luxurious parties on yachts and private villas. They learn of all the people who may have wanted the young woman dead, all the jealousies and rivalries, the secret ex-es and affairs. They meet her devastated fiancé, her twin sister and her distraught Mom—all intent on the killer’s being found. They meet the corrupt police force, who wants them stopped, and a rich Russian mogul who controls half the island—and has his own agenda to bring down the senator.

As they delve deeper, they learn the many secrets of this exclusive family and the young woman, and discover that all was not as perfect as it appeared to be. As they get close to the answers, Cindy faces personal danger, while at the same time her relationship with Mattheus grows deeper—and faces a crisis of its own.

And as the two of them are about to leave the island, a sudden twist in events changes everything. Ultimately, they come to learn that on the pristine, perfect St. Bart's, everything is not always as it seems to be.

Books #5--#8 in the series are now also available!

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  • Print Length: 219 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007R5T3SQ
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor spelling and grammar November 13, 2013
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Many misspelled words and incorrect grammar. I was very disappointed in the quality of the processing of this series. Story was fine but had a hard time trying to figure out what they meant. I never purchased books with poor spelling and grammar. Are they not reviewed before going to print? ??
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good story with editing problems January 9, 2013
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Jaden Skye's "Death by Desire", the fourth book in the Caribbean Murder series, finds detectives Cindy and Mattheus on the beautiful island of St. Barts to investigate the death of Tiffany O'Connell who is a twin sister to Rori, and also sister to Wynn O'Connell from a U.S. Senator's family. The senator and his wife and children go to St. Barts every year to vacation on their yacht, but this year was special. They were celebrating Tiffany's engagement to her fiancee, Tad. It was after the engagement party that Tiffany's body had been found stabbed several times and left lying on the beach. Her mother was beginning to unravel and her father had little patience with the mother. Tad was beside himself with grief, and it was Christmas.

In this mystery, Cindy and Mattheus have their work cut out for them as they tackle the search for who killed the senator's daughter. There are many suspects in the story, including the Russian mob, and the detective team leave no stone unturned.

This is a very enjoyable mystery that takes place in beautiful surroundings, but it is in need of editing very badly. Tiffany's mother's name at the beginning of the book is Meryl, but by the end of the book it is Myrtle. Missing words, extra words all make for interruptions in the flow of reading and enjoyment of the book.

I gave this book 3 stars because of the editing problems, but without those it would have gotten 4. I have enjoyed the first three books in this series and I hope the next one, "Murder by Deceit" is better edited. The story, however, is good.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Editing, please July 14, 2012
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Who edited this book? It was so poorly done that it detracts from the story. Character development is also lacking. Since this 4th book in this series, I would think that Cindy would be a much more self-assured and assertive woman, one who surely should not be fretting over a man like Mattheus. Well, at least it was an inexpensive read.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ehhhh July 23, 2013
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stories are repetitive, bad editing.. characters change name mid book, but for some reason i keep reading them, the storylines are good.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I would like to rate this higher. It holds my interest as far as a storyline, but the storyline in inconsistent and the grammatical errors are something I just can't read past. I tried in the beginning to ignore them, but cannot. I see other reviews that show that this is consistent with previous books in this series. I can forgive indy authors for errors, but they should listen to customer feedback.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was o.k. October 21, 2013
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All of her books are good, but there were a lot of misspellings or wrong use of words and a couple of times the characters were mixed up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read but... October 20, 2013
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I am only on Chapter 3 and already I can see that this book is going to be much like the previous 3. I am not seeing much character development over the others and the author's grammar and ability to be consistent with names and details continue to distract. If the author herself is not able and/or willing to pay attention to these things, she needs to find a better editor.

As I said, this is an entertaining read and I do want to find out what becomes of Cindy and Mattheus, I just wish I didn't have to turn back often to see if I had forgotten something or if the details were just inconsistent...again. Since I see many reviews from the earlier books in the series with the comments on grammar and details, I have to assume that the author, publishing company or someone with some influence is not reading the reviews and making adjustments for later books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be great with a little more work. April 1, 2013
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Great idea, intriguing story and superb setting but needs more developing before being published. This book is in great need of some proofreading and editing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Never Quit
On a beautiful island, death shatters lives, multiple leads, numerous people from around the world will all succeed in binding the reader to each page to a total twist from the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Neta03
1.0 out of 5 stars this book is trash
Don't waste your time and hope you haven't paid for it. Badly written, badly edited. If I could give it no stars I would.
Published 3 days ago by Robert F. Sekerka
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs a Proofreader
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series, and the storyline in this one was pretty good, but somewhat predictable. Read more
Published 5 days ago by JohnS
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked!
Now I have to read the rest of her books!
Published 9 days ago by Patti Steuber
4.0 out of 5 stars Death by Desire
This book was good. I've read this author before and she does a good job. her characters and plots are interesting and the outcome surprised me. Read more
Published 14 days ago by AzFritz
3.0 out of 5 stars extreme
The stories are easy reading but tend to be too contrive to be believable. Editing is poorly done and are distracting.
Published 14 days ago by susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!!
Great story. I loved it so much that I bought all the sequels associated with this author. I will continue to buy more books by this author.
Published 22 days ago by Olga
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Suspense
Keep me interested. Quick reading! Not to many characters. A great summer book. Looking forward to the next book to read this summer.
Published 25 days ago by kathleen lauro
3.0 out of 5 stars good mystery
Although this was an interesting story the mistakes in grammar were ridiculous. The editor should try another line of work.
Published 27 days ago by John X Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic who done it, with a twist!
I loved this book. I love the main woman ( Cindy). She is strong, bold and determined. Never a dull Cindy moment
Published 1 month ago by Goofy Country Mommelia
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More About the Author

Jaden Skye is author of the #1 Bestselling romantic suspense series THE CARIBBEAN MURDER series, which includes seven books (and counting): DEATH BY HONEYMOON (#1), DEATH BY DIVORCE (#2), DEATH BY MARRIAGE (#3), DEATH BY DESIRE (#4), DEATH BY DECEIT (#5), DEATH BY JEALOUSY (#6), DEATH BY PROPOSAL (#7), DEATH BY OBSESSION (#8) DEATH BY DEVOTION (#9) and DEATH BY BETRAYAL (#10). She is also author of the romance A PERFECT STRANGER.

Jaden has always been fascinated with mystery, wrongful death, lies, deception and the power of the truth to prevail. Her romantic suspense/mystery novels feature strong female protagonists who must overcome insurmountable obstacles, and through them, she seeks to get to the very heart of the nature of justice and love.

Please visit to find links to stay in touch with Jaden via Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, her blog, and a whole bunch of other places. Jaden loves to hear from you, so don't be shy and check back often!

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