Review of ‘Three Strikes, You’re Dead’

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At a rustic resort outside Leavenworth, Washington, PI Eddie Shoes is looking forward to enjoying a weekend getaway with her mother, Chava. Out for jog, she runs across an injured man. Then a forest fire starts, and the man dies before she can get him to safety, and she comes very close to being consumed by the fire herself. Before he died, though, he asked her to find his ‘abducted’ daughter. What is Eddie to do? In order to honor the dying man’s request, she has to defy local law enforcement, and work with her father, a mob ‘clean-up’ man. But, that’s Eddie, she always keeps a promise, even if it kills her.

Three Strikes, You’re Dead by Elena Hartwell is an exciting read. Eddie’s race against the all-consuming flames was so deftly written I could feel the heat, and boy, does this author know how to throw curve balls in the clue department. There was no cheating, though, because the real culprits were introduced early. It’s just that she planted enough false, but credible, clues to keep you looking in the wrong direction.

As I said, it’s an exciting and fun read (well, I didn’t say fun, at first, but it was). Don’t miss this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I give it four and a half stars.

Strangely, for the second time, Amazon.com is rejecting reviews of a book, with the notice that there was strange reviewing behavior. I wonder if this has to do with the publisher or the author. I’d appreciate hearing from any readers who’ve had similar experiences.

2 thoughts on “Review of ‘Three Strikes, You’re Dead’

    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Others have been having the same experience. Amazon is limiting some reviews. One part is that they are asking for a $50.00 purchase from them. Another is that they are trying to target fake reviews but not going about it well. You might want to contact them to check on why yours is not accepted.

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    Yvonne Hertzberger said:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    This just popped up in my email. Thought it might help answer your question. https://www.indiesunlimited.com/2018/06/05/where-are-amazon-book-reviews-going/

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