Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: Edisto Jinx (The Edisto Island Mysteries) by C. Hope Clark

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 933 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (Oct. 1 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015M46LTW

Book Description

 "A phenomenal read."--Sharon Sala, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Is it a flesh and blood killer--or restless spirits?

According to Sophie the psychic, beautiful Edisto Beach becomes a hotbed of troublemaking spirits every August. But when a visitor dies mysteriously during a beach house party, former big-city detective Callie Morgan and Edisto Beach police chief Mike Seabrook hunt for motives and suspects among the living. With tourists filling the beaches and local business owners anxious to squelch rumors of a murderer on the loose, Callie will need all the help she can get--especially once the killer's attention turns toward her.

Edisto Jinx is a phenomenal read from beginning to end. The psychological twists are as intriguing as the vivid imagery of Ms. Clark's writing. From characters with just the right amount of flaws to make them realistic, to the eerie peek into a madman's mind, it is a gem of a story I didn't want to end.--Sharon Sala, author of Cold Hearts, book two of the Secrets and Lies trilogy. August 2015 from Mira Books

Edisto Jinx has everything you want in a good island read: sand, food, drinks, people you care about, beautiful sunsets, secrets, murder, and page-turning suspense. C. Hope Clark took me to one of the most unspoiled South Carolina islands and gave me plenty of reasons to want to stay with Callie Morgan and a richly drawn cast of beach-town regulars. Pull up a beach chair, dip your toes in the gentle waves, and enjoy!--Cathy Pickens, author of the Southern Fried mysteries and Charleston Mysteries: Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City

About the Author

 C. Hope Clark is the award-winning author of the Carolina Slade Mysteries and now the Edisto Island Mysteries. During her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she met and married a federal agent--now a private investigator. Together they plot murder mysteries at their lakeside home in South Carolina. Visit Hope at chopeclark.com.

My Review

 Edisto Jinx is the second book in C. Hope Clark's Edisto Island mystery series. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Murder on Edisto. Edisto Jinx is a great story as well.

I have been to Edisto Island and found it to be a fascinating place. What first attracted me to the series was the setting. C. Hope Clark is a great storyteller. The story began in Murder on Edisto flawlessly transitions into the Edisto Jinx tale.

I love the flawed character, Callie Morgan. She has a wounded soul but Edisto Island is gradually healing her. The rest of the characters are well written and fit into the story well. I enjoyed the mystery aspect as well. It was very well plotted and kept me guessing until the end.

I love being taken back to Edisto Island in this series. Clark knows Edisto well and easily brings it to life in her writing. I have been to or seen most of the places in the book like McConkeys...great food!

Thanks for the trip to Edisto, Ms. Clark. I cannot wait for the next in the series!

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