A big city detective. A lowcountry murder.
Peace, safety, a place to grieve and heal. After her husband is murdered by the Russian mob, Boston detective Callie Jean Morgan comes home to her family's cottage in South Carolina. There, she can keep their teenage son, Jeb, away from further threats.
But the day they arrive in Edisto Beach, Callie finds her childhood mentor and elderly neighbor murdered. Taunted by the killer, who repeatedly violates her home and threatens others in the community, Callie finds her new sanctuary has become her old nightmare. Despite warnings from the town's handsome police chief, Callie plunges back into detective work, pursuing a sinister stranger who may have ties to her past. He's turning a quiet paradise into a paranoid patch of sand where nobody's safe. She'll do whatever it takes to stop him.
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This got my heart racing
I have not read the print version yet, but after this I will be buying the whole series!
I loved the emotions the reader poured into each character. The way that she read got my heart racing in the exciting scenes, and breaking in the sad.
My favorite scene was when Callie beat up Paulie in her front yard.
The whole time Stan was with her. By the writing and reading you could tell there was so much love and history behind both characters. They knew that they loved each other but had never acted on their feelings because of the job. They had just enough of each other before being snapped back to reality.
This is the first audio book I have listened to. I came to it with slight hesitation but all I can is wow! The reader captures all the emotion and passion that the writer poured into the book. This was a very enjoyable experience, and I look forward to my next audio book.
Great characters and a roller-coaster plot
C Hope Clark has given us a fabulous, edge-of-your-seat ride in this lush, salt-tanged South Carolina beach novel. Callie Jean Morgan returns, somewhat reluctantly, to the beach home of her youth after she had moved far away to carve out a career for herself and a life that wasn’t ordained by her strong-willed mother. She was a top rate detective in Boston with a husband and son she loved fiercely when her life fell apart in one horrific night. Still adrift in grief and unable to pull her life together again, she accepts the gift of the home on Edisto from her parents hoping this new start is what she and her son Jeb need. But fear, suspicion and guilt continue to dog her along with an unknown killer intent on driving her over the edge. Edisto is filled with colorful characters starting with Callie’s quirky, perky neighbor who arrives to sage her home and rid it of bad karma and the handyman who lives out of his car. There’s a wealthy Canadian intent on wooing Callie and a bullying deputy who does everything to intimidate her. And then there’s the hunky local police chief with a mysterious background of his own.
Callie wants to be normal again and protect her son from any more mayhem, but someone is determined that isn’t going to happen. On her very first day in her new home Callie is driven to tearing down the beach in a panic trying to find her son with her Glock in her hand, gaining herself a reputation it’s going to be hard to fix. But the mayhem is just getting started. The twists and turns in this story will keep you glued to your seat until the final page. And when you finally do turn that last page, you’re going to hurry back to buy Edisto Jinx and dive into the next chapter of Callie’s life.
C Hope Clark's Carolina Slade series - because her characters are so well drawn with depth and color.
My favorite character in the story was the local police chief with his own troubled past, but Pamela Almand's presentation of Callie's quirky next door neighbor with her hippy, yoga, sage burning was spot on. Close your eyes and the woman came to life as you listened.
I only wish I'd had that many hours in a row to do so. I did spend time sitting in my car after returning home, unable to turn the car off because I was so thoroughly sucked into the story.
I've read book two, now I'm eagerly awaiting book three.