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What did you love best about Murder on Edisto?
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.
What other book might you compare Murder on Edisto to and why?
C Hope Clark's Carolina Slade series - because her characters are so well drawn with depth and color.
Which character – as performed by Pamela Almand – was your favorite?
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.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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.
Any additional comments?
I've read book two, now I'm eagerly awaiting book three.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Murder on Edisto again? Why?
yes, good storyline
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Murder at Edisto by C. Hope Clark is the first of Ms. Clark’s books that I’ve had the pleasure of listening to (I had the audiobook). It’s a fast paced thriller mystery that will keep you intrigued.
Callie Morgan is a tough ex-Boston Detective who has been thrown off her game. Forced to accept the murder of her husband, she takes a reprieve to Edisto Beach, hoping to regain her footing with her only son. But trouble only follows her and she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and multiple robberies. Worse, she’s being looked at as a suspect. Callie finds the inner resolve to fight back and use the training she’s been given to find the killer and stop the robberies but it might cost her the life of her son and herself.
My favorite character in this story is the crazy gypsy neighbor, Ms. Bianche. She’s the complete opposite of Callie and someone to keep her life lighter, when possible. She had me laughing at her antics.
I found the story to be extremely well done and enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it. I received the audiobook of Murder at Edisto from the author and have provided my honest opinion in this review.
Have you listened to any of Pamela Almand’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No this was the first. She does a great job of narration
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Kicking and Screaming
Any additional comments?
thank you for the opportunity to review it
4 of 4 people found this review helpful