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review 2017-12-12 14:12
Book Review - Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold (Detective Madison Knight series)
Power Struggle (Detective Madison Knight series Book 8) - Carolyn Arnold

What better way to spend a winter’s night than with a good book and the right atmosphere for a brilliant read.  Carolyn Arnold has done it again. This time Madison is under threat but does not know where or when the attack will happen. The psychological mind is expertly probed and described on how we react to the fear of the unknown.

 

Character traits and beliefs are at the forefront of this tense and absorbing thriller. When your life is challenged to the ultimate test of to survive you must kill, what would we do?

 

A fast paced page turning tense psychological thriller which draws the reader in to the dark side of the human nature.

 

How does the normal person react when faced with danger no-one knows until it is out to the test but Carolyn writes with an in-depth knowledge of the human psyche.


Praise for Carolyn Arnold and Madison Knights trials and tribulations a great read.

 

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review 2017-12-09 02:14
Christmas is Murder (McKinley Mysteries ... Christmas is Murder (McKinley Mysteries series Book 7) - Carolyn Arnold
Christmas is Murder by Carolyn Arnold is the seventh book in the Mckinley Mysteries series. It was an entertaining and easy to read cozy mystery. This is the second book from the series I am reading and I have no regrets. I am looking forward to reading the remaining books.
 
Sean and Sara McKinley, fresh from their honeymoon in Europe, is looking forward to sharing their first Christmas as a married couple. Then their neighbours, whom they never had time to, know on a deeper level, died in a house fire on Christmas Eve. Fuelled by the guilt of not taking the time to know her neighbours she decides to investigate the circumstances behind their deaths. She is convinced they were murdered and with Sean by her side; she is determined to prove her theory at all cost. Was it an accident or did someone deliberately set the fire?
 
I found the mystery engaging.  I was keen to discover if Sara was correct in her suspicions. The lovely couple employed a variety of methods to help in solving the case. Some of these methods found them crossing the lines of legality. There were funny moments, which had me laughing aloud. I especially enjoyed the scene where they found themselves cornered by an angry Rottweiler.
 
I loved how the author incorporated the Christmas theme throughout the story. There was no doubt that this was a Christmas story.
 
Conclusion/Recommendation.
 
Christmas is Murder is a light, fun and fluffy read. If you are a reader who loves mysteries that are gritty and intense then this book not for you. However, if you are looking for something light and fun, then it is the perfect book.1  

 

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review 2017-11-29 23:58
The Final Showdown – Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold
Power Struggle (Detective Madison Knight series Book 8) - Carolyn Arnold

Oh yeah, Power Struggle is another fabulous Detective Madison Knight thriller by Carolyn Arnold.

 

So, let’s step inside and read about the final showdown with her hitman!

 

Power Struggle

 

 

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Power Struggle (Detective Madison Knight)
Mystery/Crime Fiction
8th in Series
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. (November 28, 2017)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1988353661
Paperback: 460 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1988353647
E-BOOK ASIN: B07588XD65

 

MY REVIEW

 

Major Crimes Detective Madison Knight has mixed emotions about Jimmy Bates murder. Maybe it was Karma that he’s lying in his bed, brutally murdered. After all, he was responsible for her grandfather’s death.

 

Could the hitman that had almost killed Madison be back to finish the job? Could the Russian Mafia be tying up loose ends? Can she, will she, be able to move past the personal and be a professional? Her friends, coworkers, and family are concerned, but they do not stand in her way.

 

She lives with the head of the Stiles Police Department Swat Team, Toby Sovereign. I am hoping she doesn’t do something foolish, like keeping secrets from him and putting herself and those closest to her in danger.

 

I love Toby. Thank goodness he has the patience to put up with her stubbornness. Madison has has severe commitment issues. Lies by omission are still lies. I would find it hard to trust her, as does Toby, but he loves her dearly and hopes she will come around, me too.

 

Sometimes I wonder if she has a death wish because she can be so reckless and careless. I think that strong characters do have a wish to keep those they love from being a victim or put in the path of a bullet, and feel they are able to handle things themselves. And I do love my strong women, so who knows, maybe I would do the same thing if I wasn’t more of the spectator type.

 

Power Struggle is a complicated mystery. As the deaths pile up, the mystery and danger grows. Lives are at stake and we know Bulldog Madison will put it all on the line. Maddie, if I am ever in trouble, I’ll be calling on you. Even when she’s on the verge of losing her self control and sanity, there is that special something that clicks in her mind, refusing to give up as the pieces fall into place.

 

Action, suspense, not so much romance, but lots of love from Troy, Terry, her partner, coworkers, family and friends. They all play an important part in her life and I feel like they are my friends too.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold.

 

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text 2017-11-29 12:00
NEW RELEASE - Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold
Power Struggle (Detective Madison Knight series Book 8) - Carolyn Arnold

☆¸¸.•´¯`•.¸•★☆>> NEW MYSTERY RELEASE <<☆★•¸.•`¯´•.¸¸☆
Power Struggle by Author Carolyn Arnold (Detective Madison Knight series)

"This one will get your adrenaline as well as your blood pressure up a notch or three!" reviews Miki's Hope

"This is an action packed, thrilling read that has you feeling the fear, frustration and relief that Madison is going through, throughout the whole story." reviewsE Book Addicts

One hit man who’s back for revenge.

One detective who’s not going down without a fight.

It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.

When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed. And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.

Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…

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review 2017-10-25 17:00
Our Beck Valley Book Review - Halloween is Murder by Carolyn Arnold (McKinley Mysteries)
Halloween Is Murder (McKinley Mysteries) - Carolyn Arnold

A seasonal joy to highlight one of the spookiest nights of the year and what better way to celebrate it with a really good murder mystery set around a haunted house.

In this novel we met Sean and Sara Mckinley who can be likened to one of the most famous married detectives duos created by Agatha Christie, Thomas and Tuppence. Reading this book took me back to my youth and reminded of all the Alfred Hitchcock books I used to read. The excellent setting around creating a haunted house leads to the lead reporter being murdered and it’s up to Sean and Sara to find out why.

The storyline is a very easy one to follow and will be loved by young teens and adults who like a really good murder mystery with page turning events and clues to help you solve the case before the detectives can. With the clever writing and red herring leads that are put in place to mislead you it makes for a fantastic read at a special time of year.

This is the first book I have read in the series but easily followed it and would love to peruse the others in order to enhance and embellish the characters. Praise for Carolyn Arnold and look out for other works by this author as they are just as intriguing and powerful as this novel.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-halloween-is-murder-by.html

 

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