Tuesday, 15 March 2016

DEADLY DUNES (A Mac McClellan Mystery #3) - E.Michael Helms (book review)

Time for a book review and I wish I had time for a long review but my bad health and workload dont make it possible but I still want to write something about this book because I got it for an honest review.

Story
Hours after hiring Mac McClellan to investigate the supposed suicide of her archaeologist brother, single-mom Jessie dies in a car accident. Jessie had just showed Mac artifacts and a copy of a map Jake found, items that indicate Hernando de Soto and his explorers might have camped on Five Mile Island during the winter of 1539-1540. Studying the map, Mac determines the site lies in the middle of a planned resort, The Dunes. Declaring the area an historic site could shut the project down. Suspicions aroused, he forges ahead, even though he no longer has a paying client.

Everywhere Mac turns, greed abounds, and no one he interviews seems innocent, even Jessie's closest friends the Deckers, who have adopted her teenage daughter. Ron Decker's construction company is building the Dunes, and he is heavily invested in its success. Then there is the oily son and ex-stripper wife of an old curmudgeon who won't sell the one lot the project still needs to acquire. Jake's estranged wife Laurel had plenty to gain from his death, and as Mac continues to dig, he begins to wonder if Jessie herself had more at stake than he was led to believe.

No one is happy about Mac's persistence, and someone is unhappy enough to crash his truck and frame him for yet another murder. But Mac isn't giving up, no matter what the cost.

Book 3 in the Mac McClellan Mystery series.

My Thoughts
This is a book I enjoyed reading even if it isnt on of my favorite reads. The story is holding up well and as a reader it is easy to get into the story but I dont know, I got bored in the book. The book didnt really talk to me and gave me anything new. It felt like I had read the story before but in different versions. The book is in no way bad, but it wasnt my coup of tea.

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