Saturday, January 16, 2016
Review: Truth About Love & Murder (Love & Murder #1) by Edie Ramer
The truth is that life is uncertain.
Meg Quinn hasn’t been to war, but her father has, and it changed their lives for the bad—and for the good. Now she has a sharp tongue and a mind to match ... and she doesn’t trust easily. The best person she knows is losing a fight with death, and Meg is guardian of her friend’s seven-year-old son.
Easy MacLean, the co-guardian, is Meg’s dying friend’s brother. The former Marine has been hibernating in his Colorado mountain home, and Meg lets him know that he needs to be by his sister’s side in Milwaukee now.
Easy is attracted to his sister’s clever friend, but life gets complicated when he gets involved in a search for a missing veteran. After living alone with his rescue dog for so long, Easy and his dog are now sharing a home with a beautiful woman, a boy, and a cat. Even as he watches his sister die a little each day, he’s finding out the truth about love and life ... and murder.
Wow!! That pretty well sums up how I felt reading Truth About Love & Murder by Edie Ramer.
Truth About Love & Murder is has a complex, multi focal plot that flowed smoothly, pulled me in, and grabbed my heart in a way few books can. Edie effortlessly blends together mystery, suspense, love, death, sadness and happiness in Truth About Love & Murder in a way that felt so real, so true.
I liked how she pulled together realistic, life altering circumstances and wrote with believable characters that made me feel. Edie uses real issues that evoke strong emotions because as I read I knew that these things can and do happen.
Easy and Meg are powerful main characters that quickly worked their way into my heart and mind. I liked the maturity they both had and the lack of angst. They are refreshingly real, and what they had gone through and were presently going through was written so well I felt I was right there with them.
The secondary characters in Truth About Love & Murder were just as compelling, and I liked how Edie works in some of their POV's.
Truth About Love & Murder made my heart ache good and bad. I am so glad I picked this up, then I couldn't put it down.
I'd highly recommend Truth About Love & Murder to any romantic suspense reader.
5/5 Super Stars!
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