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The Covenant: A Mystery (Jackie Lyons Mystery) Hardcover – January 12, 2016
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“In Crook’s impressive second Jackie Lyons mystery . . . Jackie is a compellingly flawed lead, and Crook convincingly incorporates the supernatural into a nicely hard-edged noir.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Jackie is a strong heroine ... Paranormal mystery buffs and readers who miss Charlaine Harris’s 'Harper Connelly' stories will enjoy getting acquainted with this unusual sleuth." --Library Journal
“Crook brings the world of the dead and the living together perfectly in this captivating mystery starring one of the most wonderful, unlikely protagonists I've come across. You will love her, not in spite of her faults and demons, but because of them.” ―Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell and Don't Breathe a Word, on The Sleeping and the Dead
“A fun, spooky ride.” ―Tom Franklin, Edgar Award-winning author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, on The Sleeping and the Dead
“[Crook's] first mystery sets a high standard.” ―Associated Press on The Sleeping and the Dead
“A brave but deeply flawed heroine. A promising series kickoff.” ―Kirkus Reviews on The Sleeping and the Dead
"Fans of mysteries, hard-boiled women, and juicy ghost stories will surely enjoy The Covenant."-Chapter 16
About the Author
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250000297
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250000293
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Publisher : Minotaur Books (January 12, 2016)
- Product Dimensions : 5.69 x 1.28 x 8.46 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,709,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the second installment of Jeff Crook’s ghostly mystery series. I just love ghost stories, and this one does not disappoint! It’s much more than that, though. It’s a murder mystery with dark connotations – a mystery wrapped inside another mystery. Former Memphis police detective Jackie Lyons intends to find out what is going on within this gated community. Darkness lurks in the shadows of the distant past, and secrets that are fiercely protected, must be revealed. Sam Loftin did not commit suicide. Now she must prove it.
THE COVENANT is a deeply intense mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. The paranormal aspect of the story blends flawlessly and adds to the intrigue. I very much enjoyed following Jackie Lyons as she tries to solve the murder of her friend’s father. She is an interesting, witty character and keeps you on your toes.
THE COVENANT is well-written and nicely paced. It was intense and full of emotional torment. The array of unfortunate circumstances and secrets make for a riveting read. It will hold your attention until the last page.
*An advance reading copy was generously provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The mystery within a mystery kept me guessing. The author did a good job of keeping up the suspense right up to the sordid explanation of a conclusion.
A good read!