Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review: For All to See by Megan Mitcham + Giveaway




 For All to See
Bureau #1

Megan Mitcham

Romantic Suspense
April 1, 2015

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Pristine waters and purified evil.

Two by two, dark-haired beauties vanish only to reappear as hanging, plundered corpses. The Virgin Islands boast diamond-white beaches, lush green mountains, a rich cultural heritage—and a brutal killer.

Three years on the “Field-Dresser” case and Special Agent Nathan Brewer is days away from catching the bastard—if he can convince a certain brunette to trust him. Only the woman is more likely to take a casual stroll on the surface of the sun.

After fleeing her troubles in the United States for the quiet life of a school teacher on the island of Tortola, Madelyn Garrett never imagined she’d be fixated upon by pure evil.


In a fight for her life—with a dwindling number of friends—she must rely on her cunning and Nathan’s skills for survival.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

For All to See is a romantic suspense that takes place on the lovely Caribbean island of Tortola. Descriptions of the scenery alone are enough to draw the reader into the story. Add in a despicable killer and two scarred individuals and it makes for a compelling read.

Madelyn suffered not only physical but mental abuse to the point that she no longer trusts anyone. Honestly I was blown away with how quickly she opened up to romantic interest Nathan. Her story was heart-breaking, so was Nathan's-- but to a lesser degree. These two seemed destined to be together, and there was definite heat from their first meeting.

The story centered around Nathan protecting Madelyn while trying to track down the serial killer. I wish there had been more focus on the investigation and less on the instant romance. The serial killer never felt like a huge looming threat because there just wasn't a whole lot of suspense leading up to his big reveal. But on the romance side, there were quite a few steamy scenes, perfect for a love affair in the tropics.

I enjoyed the shifting POV between Madelyn and Nathan. It's always interesting to be able to get into the thoughts of both characters, especially when a romance is blooming. While I did enjoy the story and liked the characters, I never really felt any suspense past a couple fleeting scenes. Overall, this novel read more like a romance and less like a suspense. So if you like romance with a touch of suspense, then I think you'll enjoy this novel.

About the Author

Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.

Author links:
http://www.meganmitcham.com/

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20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, sounds like an interesting story.

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  2. This sounds like an emotional read, and the mix of suspense in it only makes it better sounding !I love a good romantic suspense when it's done well and well balanced! Glad you liked it! :)

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    1. It is nice when two wounded souls find each other and take down a bad guy in the process.

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  3. Really sounds like a great read!! I am sure this will be very intense, just the way I like a good read.

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    1. It has a very fast pace, which is great for a romantic suspense.

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  4. This is a very interesting story line!

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    1. Definitely. I've never read about an island hopping serial killer before.

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  5. I love it when there is a serial killer on the loose.

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    1. As long as he's not in my neighborhood ;)

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  6. Sounds great,thanks for the post and giveaway :)

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  7. Beautiful cover! Thank you for the chance!

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    1. I love the colors-- reminds me of a Caribbean sunset

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