- File Size: 1073 KB
- Print Length: 245 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Laurel Heidtman; 1 edition (May 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KHY4ZKK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Catch A Falling Star (Eden Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Robbery, murder and the death of a pretty prominent character in the middle of the book was a huge surprise. (Didn't see that one coming at all.)
An old fashioned Who dunnit sums up Laurel Heidtman’s, Catch a Falling Star. Anyone who enjoys the mystery genre would fall in love with this book!
The versatile writing is an art only seasoned writers have mastered. Heidtman has managed to recreate the mob/crime world as if she were in the middle of the Chicago suburbs herself, then, with the flick of her pen, she builds a world of southern intellects around a boardroom table discussing the next position to fill at the university. Very well fleshed out characters and a very believable plot.
When an old lover suddenly appeared she was not too pleased-but they were still friends. Then he was found murdered---Kate was a suspect. People from his past came looking for something he had absconded with which caused Kate to be kidnapped!!
Meanwhile there were many people who could have murdered him--but who did and why? There are twists and turns galore in this one which will keep you reading and guessing!
My only issue is that I wished the character voices weren't so alike in my head. So many are thrown at you they all begin to meld together and I found myself going back over passages to see who was talking. Other than that a very intriguing story.
For a first mystery, it was excellent. Her characters were nicely developed, good back stories evolved as the story progressed, and the mystery kept my interest. As I was reading, I became lost in who was the author, and found I was truly reading a good mystery that would stand along with the great writers of today. Laurel stuck to an area she knew, and was able to make the mystery rich with local imagery. The many twists and turns typical in a good mystery were nicely developed. Each time I put it down, I was eager to find what happened next. I don't want to write spoilers, but if you enjoy a good mystery in a rural college setting surrounded by national forest, you are in luck. Catch this Falling Star before all that is left is a crater!
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The dialogue is that good that you are hooked from the beginning and the writing is such that it had me chuckling a few times.
The story has a strong beginning, which centres on a museum heist that goes terribly wrong, which leads to several little sub-plots, and all are relevant to the story. Each character is intertwined to the other in some way or other.
All I can say is, that if you like easy, well-written.detective stories then look no further than To Catch A Falling Star, as it ticks all the boxes of which a good mystery should be.
Bravo to the author!
From a botched robbery of a valuable artifact, the suspense built up to a brilliant conclusion with an ending I did not see coming and with a few twists on the way.
I can easily recommend this book as it was a thoroughly good read and I will definitely read more from this author.