Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Guest Review: Elusive by Sara Rosett + Free book

Elusive by Sara Rosett
First published in America by McGuffin Ink in September 2013.

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Guest review by Bluette Matthey
Bluette Matthey is a 3rd generation Swiss-American currently living in Le Locle, Switzerland with her husband and band of loving cats. An avid lover of European cultures, she has decades of travel and writing experience. She is a keen reader of mysteries, especially those that immerse the reader in the history, inhabitants, culture, and cuisine of new places. Bluette particularly loves to explore regions that are not on the “15 days in Europe” itineraries and, like me, firmly believes that walking and hiking bring her closer to real life any locale. I read her fast-paced Switzerland-based thriller, Engadine Aerie, last month and you can read my review here.

Bluette's rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Book 1 in On The Run International Mysteries.
Zoe Hunter loves living on the edge. Free-spirited and spontaneous, she’s built a life stringing together various freelance gigs that keep her bank account barely in the black. But when her ex, Jack, goes missing along with several million dollars from his business and the FBI zeros in on her as a person of interest, Zoe’s life goes from delightfully unpredictable to downright frightening. Plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder, she’s afraid to trust anyone. Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers that takes her from Las Vegas to Italy, but instead of tracking down answers, she only uncovers more questions.
Who was Jack? Is he dead or did he fake his disappearance? And, what was he mixed up in—art theft, the mafia, espionage, or all three?

Bluette says:  A fun read! The tension is just enough to keep the pages turning in this mystery, and the ‘trip’ to Italy was well-done. Rosett writes a clean tale, with minimal swearing. Violence is not disturbingly graphic, and the romance is rather sweet. A pleasant relief from gratuitous violence and sex. Some of the characters lacked depth, however, and the predictability factor was a bit high on the outcome.

Zaney Zoe Hunter and her ex, Jack Andrews, have been divorced over a year but they are still sharing the same house, mostly for financial reasons. When Jack disappears and Zoe finds his business partner murdered the cops beam in on Zoe as a person of interest. In spite of clumsy detective work, Zoe manages to insert herself in a plot of murder, identity theft, and fraud while trying to find out what happened to Jack and, at the same time, get off the FBI’s radar screen. No spoilers here!

Thank you Bluette!

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