I agree with most finished this in 3 days. Great plot and characters were very real. $0.99 incredible bargain looking forward to her next!!
Action-Packed Great Read
This is a great book with characters I cared about and a setting I thoroughly enjoyed. There's lots of action, and the book moves along at a breakneck pace. The twists in the story were well planned and kept me guessing. I would definitely recommend this book, it's a winner.
Wow! Great plot-- keeps reader guessing!
Other reviewers are right! I could not put this book down. Started it last night & blew the whole day finishing it. Excellent characters. Plot has lots of twists & turns, and is entirely plausable as it unfolds.
A truly great bargain, and very few editing gliches, unlike many other inexpensive Kindle books.
Deed to Death is an excellent novel filled with action and suspense. Toni, the main character had me hooked from the beginning as she set out to find her lover's killer. There are several twists in the novel, and I wasn't able to figure out the identity of the killer which is unusual for me. I loved the ending. Not only are all the loose ends tied up and the killer revealed, but Toni also goes through a personal transformation. All in all, I felt this was a wonderful book and I have already recommended it to several friends.
Not bad, not great for a first novel
This debut novel focuses on solving how and why an architect/builder named Scott Chadwick died in an apparent suicide shortly before he was to be married to Toni Matthews. She rejects the suicide explanation and relentlessly investigates what really happened. The truth that she discovers is plausible, though the ultimate ending was hackneyed and reminded me of a grade B Hollywood movie.
Although this was an easy read and entertaining, it lacked the style and polish of such writers as Greg Iles (another Southern writer), Michael Connelly or Jeffrey Deaver. The plot was not particularly imaginative, and character development sometimes seemed superficial. The prose was not only filled with lots of cliches, but also revealed a very noticeable and self conscious effort by the author to explain why a character was able to do something (e.g. mentioning that a laptop could be used because there was a strong Wifi signal). At times I thought that I was reading an assignment from a creative writing class.
However, I recognize that this is a first novel, not something that was cranked out without much thought, like some of James Patterson's mediocre novels that he writes with other people. I believe that this author does have talent, but right now it is rough around the edges.
I have read the multiple five star reviews, and can say only that for me this author is not even close to the level of the masters of the mystery thriller genre. If you read a novel like Greg Iles' The Quiet Game you will see what I mean. Simply no comparison. But everyone has to start some place, and as a first effort this novel holds the promise of better efforts to come with more experience in the future.
Real estate agent Toni Matthew's problems begin when her fiancÚ, Scott, is murdered. Having to bury the man she loves on the very day they planned to be married is almost more than Toni can take. Dealing with her loss becomes even harder when Scott's estranged brother, Brian, contests the will, threatening to take away her home.
After learning Brian is in deep financial trouble, Toni suspects he may be the one who killed Scott. Determined to find the truth and frustrated with the police, she begins her own investigation. Toni soon realizes she didn't know her fiancÚ quite as well as she had thought. Scott had been keeping secrets. Secrets that make Toni the killer's next target.
A lean, fast-paced thriller.
Approximately 78,000 words. Print Length - 311 pages.