Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Light Catcher Murders by Jo Cassie McRae Great Escapes Tour Review

About the book

Kate Atherton’s idyllic retirement is going well…if you don’t count the two murders, the mysterious drone, and her photographer friend who manages to poke a hornet’s nest of criminal activity, that is.


Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the cozy town of Wheaton Creek seemed to Kate Atherton an idyllic place to escape the world’s harsh realities. And then there nowas the first murder.


Kate once enjoyed a long, successful career with a specialized, highly secret federal intelligence agency. Crises in both her personal and professional life drove her to early retirement and, ultimately, to Wheaton Creek, the perfect place for her and her former-military husband to escape what had come to feel like a world made up of wars, hatred, fear, and untimely death. And, at first, the escape was all Kate had hoped for. Then murder came to Wheaton Creek—a crime that a corrupt county sheriff seems determined to pin on Kate’s photographer friend, Lucy Celek.


Lucy’s work has been chosen to appear at a prestigious photography festival, a festival that could take her from amateur to professional standing. All goes well until the gallery displaying her work is broken into, and one of Lucy’s photographs is vandalized. A week later, the man Lucy suspected of destroying her photograph—a fellow photographer who was angry that his own work was not chosen by the festival committee—is murdered. Faced with a sheriff who shows little interest in expanding his list of suspects beyond Lucy, Kate feels she must dust off her puzzle-solving skills to find the real killer. Murder is just the beginning, though, as Kate’s amateur sleuthing begins to reveal a tangled web of crimes that go beyond anything she could have imagined

And I thought

Spellbound is all I can think to describe this book.  

Maybe because it happens to take place in a locale that I dream to live in.  The Texas hill country other than a Beach I can't think of a better to place to be.  

Author McCrae lured this reader in with some very interesting characters and a mystery to solve that just happens to keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages at break neck speed!

I enjoyed ever moment and can't wait to return to Wheaton Creek.

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear in Good Reads and retail sites.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting The Light Catcher Murders today! You have a lovely blog, and I'm excited to be part of it for a day. Thanks also for your time in writing the kind review. There will be more Kate Atherton and Wheaton Creek to come!