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Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Review: Roots of Murder by R. Jean Reid

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Midnight Ink, via Netgalley for review/giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

This new book comes out next week, on the 1st

roots of murder cover


With a flash of blinding headlights and the scream of metal on metal, Nell McGraw's husband Thom is killed and her life is shattered. Now she's alone in Thom's Mississippi hometown, trying to care for her grieving children while returning to work as the publisher of the Pelican Bay Crier, the newspaper Thom's grandfather founded.
When Nell is called to a site where human bones have been found, she's determined to see the guilty parties receive the justice they deserve. But in Pelican Bay, the stories of the past may be too dangerous to be told. Threatened by the men who want their secrets to stay buried and the family of the drunk driver who killed Thom, Nell finds that if justice is to be served, it will come with a deadly price.

Book Excerpt:

Check the publisher's website for a look at the Prologue and Chapter 1!


For those who live on the Gulf Coast,  this book will resonate with you, as it heart likes in the echoes of a Southern town, and all its secrets, power struggles and hierarchy. You''ll recognize characters as people you know, understand the 'unwritten rules' at hand, and want to stand as Nell's friend, when it seems like she has none left. Like all wonderful Southern stories, history influences the present, in so many ways. Making a break from it for the future is never a really true option, just more of knowing what to let go of, and what to keep. It has aspects of Southern Gothic, modern reality, and a deep mystery combining for a story you just can NOT put down, as you seek to find out with Nell what is really going on in Pelican Bay! This is the perfect book to take with you on Summer vacation, so make sure you pick it up!

About the Author:

Jean Reid lives in New Orleans, LA, and is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Lost Daughters, The Intersection of Law and Desire, Death By the Riverside, and Deaths of Jocasta. She is also the director of prevention at NO/AIDS Task Force.

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