Write a new comment. Read online the first chapters of this book! I want to read the book! Rat Run - An Scottish police In August , a young mother and her two small sons were brutally murdered in the woods behind their home. Her neighbour Andrew Gyle was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Now, twenty-three years later, a macabre discovery throws new light on the case. Could there have been a shocking miscarriage of justice? Having only just returned to work following an enforced leave of absence, DCI Colin Anderson knows he must make a success of his comeback case. But, as he and his partner, DI Costello, uncover serious discrepancies in the original investigation, it becomes clear that not everyone is telling them the truth.
Meanwhile, Costello worries that Anderson is struggling to cope — and his increasingly odd behaviour causes her to begin to think the unthinkable: Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside—the woman who was killed. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code. When Mason learns that Wentworth wants Mae for forging his name on a cheque, things get complicated.
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Following her trials and tribulations, drunken antics, and uncovering the mystery of her parents' death, was entertaining. Thinking about reading Saving Grace for our next Book Club. Do you think it is a good choice? Olive Sampson I think it would be a good Book Club choice. Easy to read and good character development. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more by this author. See 2 questions about Saving Grace Katie 1 ….
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She has had the good fortune of hooking up with an excellent editor who has helped her create some really GREAT stuff while keeping that Voice. Saving Grace is the first of 3 in the series. It zips along full of life, laughs, color and mystery. The Characters are not cardboard cutouts, the scenes are NOT black and white. If you give Katie the main character a chapter, she will have you hooked for the series. And guys, this is NOT a girls-only book. If you want a great story with characters you can attach to, a murder mystery with a fast pace, and some great laughs while you are at it, this is it.
View all 3 comments. Love when a free kindle turns out to be better than expected. The author has a witty voice yet the human struggles in this book had depth too. A pinch of romance, some good suspense and a lot of interesting detail about life in the Virgin Islands. This book has a bit of everything and was well worth the read. Will be looking for the sequel in I'm giving this book three stars for the writing alone.
The rest of the story, well, let's just say, didn't quite hit the mark for me. I had a difficult time getting through the first few chapters but when Nick entered the picture, along with Katie's desire for him, I perked right up and the story finally captured me.
The main story takes place in Dallas, where I'm from and I was seriously enjoying all the references of places I've been. The mystery surrounding Katie's parents' death, however, I'm giving this book three stars for the writing alone. The mystery surrounding Katie's parents' death, however, simply bored me. I wanted more romance. I wanted to see Nick as not a total jerk, but a gentlemen, even if he wasn't interested in Katie.
Their story in particular could have been so much more although, there were so many sub-plots intertwining the main ones, it was challenging to make a strong connection to most of the characters. Let me tell you what did work for me. Hutchins is clearly a seasoned story teller and even though hers didn't quite work for me personally, her clever sarcasm, including showing Katie's self deprecation is why I kept going after I realized this story was nothing like I expected.
After a bit of a slow beginning chapter or two , the book took off and I didn't put it down until I finished it - all in the same day. I love the island knowledge the author shares and the characters are full-bodied to the point you think you know them personally! I love how the heroine is not perfect; her foibles are like anyone elses, making her easy to identify with in many ways. The house, the lush island feel, the food, drinks - all suck you in and make you wish you were sitting under an u After a bit of a slow beginning chapter or two , the book took off and I didn't put it down until I finished it - all in the same day.
The house, the lush island feel, the food, drinks - all suck you in and make you wish you were sitting under an umbrella reading this book! Saving Grace was a breath of fresh air. The book is ripe with mystery and suspense with just the right amount of romance in the air for flavouring. I was drawn into the book from the very beginning. The biggest thing for me was the excellent description of Caribbean life.
As a Caribbean woman, I can say this author got it spot on. Even though I'm not from the Virgin Islands, we island people are very similar in mannerisms and I found myself easily immersed into a culture that is much like my ver Saving Grace was a breath of fresh air. Even though I'm not from the Virgin Islands, we island people are very similar in mannerisms and I found myself easily immersed into a culture that is much like my very own.
Our heroine Katie left her home in Dallas, Texas trying to escape from the demons of her life but the drama follows her to the Caribbean where she realizes she wasn't running from anything but her own self. The search for answers in the death of her parents is answered indirectly in a beautifully woven ending. The characters in this book are easy to love and very relate-able and realistic.
It was an excellent reading experience, overflowing with descriptions of the island that transport you directly into the tranquil scene. This book was worth every moment I spent savouring it and I can't wait to read the next one Leaving Analise. I'm also hoping and praying that its name does not imply that my beloved Katie will be leaving the enchanting house that "called" to her, but a girl can only hope. The more I read it, the more I lost interest.
Great fun adventure read. See the island through the eyes of those in the know. Thoroughly descriptive of exotic places and things you have to have experienced to know they are true. A work of fiction that is steeped in fact. Tantalizing enough to draw one to visit some of the actual spots, if you know where to look A picture well painted Great to follow the rise of this author and her development of this story. It is been a treat and pleasure to Great fun adventure read.
It is been a treat and pleasure to see the characters come to life Ava is a charmer Saving Grace is a spell-binding, fast paced mystery that will make you consider your life and the choices you live with. It is a well crafted, entertaining and lovely story that reads itself and will scarcely leave your hand once you start reading it. If courage can come from inspiration, this book will help you be brave enough to finally be yourself.
Mar 05, Coco. V marked it as to-read Shelves: I loved everything about it, the characters, the location. I loved how Katie is so down to earth and real, she could be your best friend or your neighbor. I REALLY hope the wait will not be too long before book two is out hint hint and hope to follow Katie and her friends through many more books again hint hint ; Highly recommended.
Funny, light, and suspenseful.
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I love the main character, Katie, a super sassy red-head with a passion for investigating. I also love that it is a thrilling mystery that doesn't resort to gory violence that is unnecessary and sometimes offensive. The drama comes from real human emotions. But, don't worry, the drama isn't too heavy.
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It is really well balanced with Kate's witty sense of humor. Super fun page turner! Light weight, quick read. What I was looking for today. I did not get very attached to the protagonist. This was a light and easy read, but I'm not sure it was good enough to make me want to continue with the series. A very nice read! This was a wonderful book and I can't wait to read the next book in the series! A really good book!
Lots of twists and turns that come together in the end with refreshingly human characters. Did not want the book to end so on to the next in the series. Too much romance, not enough mystery for me. Mar 05, Rosemary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Saving Grace - a review by Rosemary Kenny Lawyer Katie has a stellar career as a partner in the law firm she works in, but her emotional life is in freefall following the deaths of both her parents, on a holiday to a Caribbean island a year earlier leaving her vulnerable to wanting to have an affair with Nick, a new work colleague who's not yet divorced and to frequently 'self-medicate' with alcohol.
When she decides to see where her parents died and have a break from work stresses - and Nick, Saving Grace - a review by Rosemary Kenny Lawyer Katie has a stellar career as a partner in the law firm she works in, but her emotional life is in freefall following the deaths of both her parents, on a holiday to a Caribbean island a year earlier leaving her vulnerable to wanting to have an affair with Nick, a new work colleague who's not yet divorced and to frequently 'self-medicate' with alcohol.
When she decides to see where her parents died and have a break from work stresses - and Nick, her life changes forever. Who is Walker and why is Katie advised to hire him? What is strange about a house on the island? Who befriends Katie and encourages her to take up an old hobby again? What is this person later accused of and why does Katie represent her? When does Katie find her mother's missing ring and what does she do with it? R A McGee tells an very entertaining story that could easily be from an episode of Murder In Paradise, with its idyllic setting hiding a brutal killer among the palm trees.
Her main character Katie is sure to be a firm favorite with readers who appreciate a financially independent yet emotionally vulnerable heroine with grit and determination to protect her remaining family and flush out the truth however well hidden. I loved it and I'm sure you will too!
Jun 18, J. The beginning and the middle are so exciting and has a very nice ending. It took me a little while to get into the book but was completely drawn in by the time the MC was on her vacation. Then we had the heart of the story and the memorable characters.
Good mystery, light on romance, a light but compelling touch of paranormal. Have the second in the series already downloaded. Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins is publication. I was provided a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Katie is going through a bad patch. She lost her parents in a tragic accident and then the man she is in love with makes in crystal clear he is not interested in a relationship with her- period with about ten exclamation marks.
As a result, Katie has been killing the pain with a few too many bloody Mary's. Her job as an attorney also suffers.
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Katie's friends and family urge her to take some time off and get her act together. She agrees and heads off on vacation. The tropical island where her parents died in an accident to be precise. Once there, Katie meets Ava and the two forge a friendship. Ava helps Katie try to find out what really happened to her parents. But, before Katie can make any progress she must return home to Dallas. Back at work, she is given her first ever criminal case, which she promptly botches. When she gets a call from the island explaining that Ava's lover has died and the house Katie had been interested in is back on the market, she returns to decide where her future is headed.
But things go from bad to worse with Ava is accused of murder. This is the first book in this series and I can tell you I am hooked. I can't wait to read the next one. Katie is a flawed character, surrounded by even more flawed characters, but is supported by some really great friends. I loved Katie's conversations with herself. She referred to herself as "Katie". Knowing deep down she is in serious trouble with her drinking, she just can't seem to stop.
Her heart is broken by the death of her parents and the rejection from the man she just can not stop loving.