Wednesday, January 3, 2018


 Hey everyone hope you all had a great holiday season. Today we are going to review the first book of the New Year that gave me a book hangover . FRAMED ( Black Swan Investigations book on) by Wayne Kerr ..

                            BOOK BLURB 

Her life was picture perfect…until she was framed for murder.

After surviving ten brutal years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, former Toronto homicide detective Reggie Swann is released, thanks to her tenacious mother, a new forensic test, and a clever lawyer. But she quickly discovers getting her old life back will be next to impossible. The Toronto Police Service doesn’t want her, Reggie’s husband has remarried, and the real killer is still out there.

Clearing her name and finding the real murderer is Reggie’s number one priority. However, as a favor to the man who got her conviction overturned, she reluctantly agrees to help with a separate investigation in her hometown of Penticton, British Columbia. Wealthy socialite Amy Connelly is missing, after a very public argument with her husband. Blood is found in their kitchen and on the deck of their yacht. This leads to one obvious conclusion: Stan Connelly killed his wife and dumped her body in Lake Okanagan. Or did he?

Is it possible Reggie’s two cases, which span a decade and five provinces, are related?

Editorial Reviews:

FRAMED sucks you in from the first page and turns you inside out as the story unfolds. A must read psychological thriller.” — Carolyn Bowen, author of The Long Road Home

“The process of finding motive, perp, and justice from behind prison walls opens Framed; but as the story moves beyond its initial purpose, readers are drawn into an investigative piece that sifts through witnesses as it provides a complicated and absorbing story that keeps posing new possibilities and then disproving them. Before it's over, others are framed, as well. And the modus operandi and results hold a sinister motive that few could have guessed from the beginning. In a story where 'who didn't do it' is just as important as 'whodunnit', detective and investigative fiction readers receive an absorbing probe of how an ex-cop framed in a professional manner becomes a PI with license to investigate anything and everyone. The evolution of justice and exoneration makes for a spirited puzzler that will delight readers looking for intriguing stories and absorbing twists and turns of detective work.” —Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

                          MY REVIEW 
  Welcome to Reggie Swann's life she has spent the last 8 years in prison wrongly convicted of murder . Until the day science saves her and proves that she was innocent . But she in the mean time has lost everything her job as a police detective and her husband and most in important the 8 yrs of being in the prison system. When you first start reading you think this is going to be a prison story but there is so much more . The prison just sets up the rest of the story . She ends up investigating another murder in her home town for the defense and everything looks like the husband did it . But her super sleuthing and her old friends help her realize that there is a serial killer out there . Will she survive to catch the killer and get her life back 
    This story had me hooked from the very first page . I got sucked in and  couldn't put it down. i read well into the night and just had to finish and see who was the killer . I loved the fact that the story is based in Canada and the author uses different cities all across Canada as back ground for the serial killer . Most of the story is focused in British Columbia actually Penticton . The author takes us on a roller coaster ride full of twists and turns . You really try to figure it out and you kind of will about 3/4 of the way through and then you go ah ha .Then the action increases and you are on the edge of your seat the rest of the way through the book 
The characters are very entertaining and well written . i loved the main character Reggie , she is strong and sweet at the same time . You see her fumble through the first weeks of her being free . She is so use to prison life that she still does some of the things that she did while in prison . We also see her bring out her detective skills and just become the pit bull the defendant needed . Hannah is her friend and she is the girl next door and also a cop . She is not taken seriously at the precinct so when she starts helping Reggie she feels like she can do anything especially help out finding out who the killer is and become a hero and the new face of the police department . Cronus is evil i am just going to leave it at that . You will understand why i can't go into more cause i am not going to spoil it for you . 
    This book is a great book for those who love a mystery and want to figure it out . There is intrigue and a little love mixed in . The author doesn't pull any punches and the twists and turns will keep you guessing . i really loved this book and can't wait to read more of Reggie's stories . So check it out and add this book to your 2018 reading list 

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