UPDATE: A winner has been emailed! Thanks to all who joined in the fun!
I officially began Spring Break on Friday, and boy, have I enjoyed some great reads in just a few days! Since I’m hoping to accomplish my vacation to-do list this week, I figured the easiest blogging would be to put together some quick reviews of my weekend reading while the stories were fresh in my mind.
The first book was an action packed mystery called Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson, which features the detective duo of Marcus Crisp and Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne. Marcus is a tall, dark, handsome tough guy who operates from a deep code of honor. He’s controlled, methodical, and as honest as the day is long. Alexandria is a sophisticated, rich girl who has spurned her parents’ world for a life of adventure with Marcus. She’s headstrong, thrives in chaos, and has a habit of nicking the bad guys’ ears to keep them in line.
Marcus and Alexandria are so good together, they’ve earned a place on my list of favorite male/female detective pairings along with other literary and television greats, such as . . .
As you can see, they’re in good company!
In this adventure, Marcus and Alexandria work to prove the innocence of his former flame, the cold-hearted news anchor, Suzanne Kidwell, when she is accused of murder. During the twists and turns of the investigation, we meet an array of suspects, from the most important men in the city to mafia types to petty thugs. The lives of the main characters, as well as their loved ones, are periodically endangered. And several characters suffer family tragedies unrelated to the crime. This story is an exciting, fast read with just the right amount of suspense, danger, and heart.
I’m putting Wanda L. Dyson on my list of must-read authors and hoping to grab a few more of her books before my summer break arrives—in eight weeks!
***Thanks to WaterBrook Multonomah for providing a free copy of this book for me to review. To purchase your own copy and check out her other books, follow this link to Wanda’s Amazon Author Page.
Giveaway: Are you up for a vicarious adventure? I’m giving away my copy of Judgment Day to one fortunate follower. All you have to do to be part of this drawing is let me know two things in a comment. 1. That you’re interested in winning the book. 2. How you follow–either through RSS feed, GFC, email, Twitter, Networked Blogs, or Facebook. I’ll fire up the old Random Number Generator to choose the winner and announce him or her on Thursday, April 21st.