La Crimson Femme
Review: Murder at Sunrise Lake by Christine Feehan
★★★★ @AuthorCFeehan #MurderAtSunriseLake @edelweiss_squad
Who is this author? I barely recognize Ms. Feehan in this latest book and I am loving this new direction! I have been a fan of Ms. Feehan for almost 2 decades - since her Dark Series. Following her throughout the years with her Leopard People, Drake Sisters, Ghost Walkers, Torpedo Ink and Shadow Riders, this new standalone suspense is a surprise and delight.
Stella Harrison is gifted or cursed with the ability to see specific murders. She doesn't know why she can see them or how they are triggered. All she knows is that she sees them several weeks or days before it happens. She's been burned in the past when she tries to get a head of it or shares the information with law enforcement. After building a new life for herself, for the death dreams to show up again is a rude awakening. This time around, it is different. This time around, Stella has friends who are able to provide a new perspective and help her take this curse and make it into a gift.
The suspense part of this story is well done and enjoyable. The twists and turns of this tale keeps me guessing and engaged. I enjoyed several of the red herrings left by Ms. Feehan when trying to figure out the murderer's identity. I kind of hope there will be more books in this universe because Stella's friends and their hidden past are interesting and I want to learn more. I also like Sam, Stella's love interest and dependable handyman. His past is a doozy. Sam and Stella both have "daddy" issues and I like how they have both moved forward from it. Sam and Stella's interactions are a pleasure to watch because they are adults. They communicate and work out their differences and concerns. I am glad there were no contrived communication issues as a plot device. I hate those.
This tightly written suspense with colourful characters and good action is recommended to readers who enjoy trying to figure out "whodunnit" before the main character.
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