Friday, January 27, 2017

Westbou Gold-Hawk MacKinnery-Book Review

 Westobou Gold Book Review
About the book. . . (provided by I Read Book Tours)
The Indian Queen would risk torture and worse to keep her secrets from these barbarians in suits of metal and their search for cities of gold. They never found the gold. Empires rose; empires fell, the centuries passed. Legend became fireside myths, but no treasure was ever found. Yet, among the grey-green drapes of wisteria and wild jasmine along the misty shrouded lowlands of bayous and marshes of the Westo River, the folktales persist.
In the lazed creep of a near-tropical dawn lit the pungent Turkish coffee permeates Moccasin Hollow. Beyond the kitchen door Lucky, Craige Ingram’s German shepherd gnaws a favorite bone. Looted burial mounds seem a world away until plundered mounds on Moccasin Hollow land brings amateur archaeologist PI Craige Ingram into the cross-hairs of kidnapping. Stealthy hideaways are concealed in old colonial brick-lined river grottoes beneath the big house of Ardochy plantation. Sex-tape underage blackmail and thrill killings on federal land spur a medical examiner’s preliminary postmortem to more than a hired cleaner’s quickie cover-up passed off as drug deals gone sour. Greed tangles a witch’s pigswill of illicit affairs and murder-to-hide-murder. Shady investigators and shadier politics stir an unexpected concoction that threatens the lives of those at Moccasin Hollow in a spiteful plot against ex-SEAL Craige Ingram and the woman he loves.

I Read Tour (includes author interviews and additional reviews)
Jan 16 - Books for Books - review
Jan 17 - The Autistic Gamer - review
Jan 18 - Books, Dreams, Life - review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
Jan 20 - Rainy Day Reviews - review
Jan 23 - Olio by Marilyn - review / giveaway
Jan 24 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Jan 25 - Readers Muse - review
Jan 26 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / giveaway
Jan 27 - My Reading Journey - review / giveaway
Jan 30 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
Jan 31 - T's Stuff - review/ author interview / giveaway
Jan 31 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
Feb 1 -   JBronder Book Reviews - review
Feb 2 -   Elsie's Audiobook Digest - review / giveaway
Feb 3 -   Jessica Cassidy - review / author interview / giveaway

Buy the book . . .
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Giveaway . . .

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And I thought. . . 
I was looking forward to reading this book.  Last fall I was introduced to the author and had a chance to ask a few questions about the book.   
From my research about the book and the previous book I became 
interested in the main character Craige Ingram.  I enjoyed his character.  The author did a wonderful job of developing his character.  I felt Craige could actually walk off the page

The story; well I wasn't quite as enamored with the story.  I really thought I would like it but I just didn't.  It was o.k.
The story is suspenseful.  I was kept on the edge of my seat through the fast paced twists and turns in the storyline. 
I was rooting for Craige to solve the mystery and make it out alive!

Westbou Gold is about murder, blackmail, suspense and explicit sex scenes.   The story is dark.  

The story was very well written and filled with some great characters that aren't all very likeable.  I like(d) the authors writing style and I am interested in reading the 1st book in the series because I did really like the main character. 

I received a complimentary copy from I Read Book Tours.


  1. My Reading Journeys - Thank you for hosting a review for Westobou Gold, Book 2 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Book 3 in the mystery series as well as the next sci-fi title, is in edit. An earlier title, Moccasin Trace, a prequel historical romance establishes the bloodline(s) of serial protagonists Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series…

    Hawk MacKinney

  2. I love how honest you are in your reviews.
    I have opened up my comments, if you'd like to visit.