Published: May 5, 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 350

Book Description: After a divorced Chicago father is charged with killing his girlfriend and unexplainable secrets about her come to light, he’ll have to figure out how much he’s willing to risk to find out the truth . . . and how much of it he wants to know. Liam Parker finds his girlfriend, Elise, dead in the bathtub, wrists cut. Suicide, he figures. But the truth turns out to be more complex than anyone might expect. While trying to clear his name, Liam uncovers clues that suggest Elise was not who he thought she was: she was living under an alias, has a record, and lied about where she worked and where she grew up. Making matters worse, his relationship with her has tied his fate to those of a conman and a stock broker, neither of whom he has ever met. And as these three men’s lives hurl unexpectedly toward each other, Liam learns he’ll have to do more than just prove he’s innocent—he’ll have to unravel a mystery that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.The Redwood Con is the kind of thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I am always up for a good mystery/thriller and was glad when I had the chance to read this. I like that each chapter was broken up into a different character so you had multiple versions of what was happening and they all flowed together nicely. I liked that from the beginning of the book you are thrown into the mystery of what happening and who killed Elise. Then you find out a twist about who Elise really was (or was she?).

I thought over all the story was good, some of the twists I expected, some I didn’t. I thought there might could have been a few more surprises that would have made the story really stand out. However, even with my thoughts on what the twist might be I was still intrigued to find out if I was right and how it was all going to play out.

I thought the main character was pretty good, he was likable and you wanted him to win, especially for his children. Elise was interesting because she was the victim and had some secrets and you learned them along the way. I thought the supporting characters were well written and helped the story move along.

Overall I thought this was a good read, it wasn’t my favorite mystery/thriller but I still enjoyed it and am glad I got to read it. I would say it is a good quick read if anyone is looking for a mystery/thriller. You can buy it today on Amazon for $2.99 here.

Book Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

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