Review of Murder Strikes Twice by Pendelton Wallace

Catrina Flaherty is a former cop and now successful private detective. When a distraught eBook Review Gal Book Review of Murder Strikes Twice by Pendelton Wallacemother seeks Cat’s help in bringing her former son-in-law to justice for killing her daughter, Cat knows she has to help. Brody Barrette has gotten away with his crimes for far too long and Cat is just the one to put him away for good.

Murder Strikes Twice is a compelling, interesting and well-written mystery novel. I enjoyed Cat’s character. I love books that put females in strong lead roles and this book definitely does that. There’s a twist at the end that I honestly didn’t see coming, so that was a nice surprise.

For the most part, the book is pretty tame when it comes to mature content. There’s just one sex scene and a smattering of swear words. Nothing too over the top.

What I liked most about Murder Strikes Twice is there’s no added “fluff”. The author lays down the plot foundation at the start and keeps a steady pace throughout. There is no superfluous dialogue or long-winded descriptions. This proved to me that the author knows what he’s doing. It also encourages me to read more of his work!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton