Monday, 12 October 2015

Blog Tour / Giveaway / Book Musings - Blessed are those who mourn by Kristi Belcamino




Mystery / Detective
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers


San Francisco Bay Area reporter Gabriella Giovanni has finally got it all together: a devoted and loving boyfriend, Detective Sean Donovan; a beautiful little girl with him; and her dream job as the cops' reporter for the Bay Herald. But her success has been hard-won and has left her with debilitating paranoia. When a string of young co-eds starts to show up dead with suspicious Biblical verses left on their bodies—the same verses that the man she suspects kidnapped and murdered her sister twenty years ago had sent to her—she begins to question if the killer is trying to send her a message.

It is not until evil strikes Gabriella's own family that her worst fears are confirmed. As the clock begins to tick, every passing hour means the difference between life and death to those Gabriella loves...


My Musings :

 This was such a riveting read! I am going to read it in order from the start.

I picked it up because it's a mystery and it was a new author for me. I wanted to try her out. And I am so glad that I did it! The author had me gripped with her tale from the start and I was able to get out of the trance only at the end.

The story had me in its emotional thrall and I was literally counting the days along with Gabriella while reading. I was so immersed in the tale that I fell headlong into the emotions and feelings of Gabriella and Sean. I could feel their despair and desperation and struggle to get back Grace. The author had realistically portrayed the characters and I loved reading the intense tale.

The beginning was a bit hard to get into since it's the fourth in the series and I read this straightaway. After a couple of chapters, I was able to piece together the background and then on it was a fast paced race to find the mysterious serial killer.

The author wrote a masterfully done plot and the who dunnit had me guessing till the end. I will certainly check out the other books!

My one line review : An intense fast paced thriller for mystery lovers.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 4/5


Meet the Author :


Kristi Belcamino is a writer, photographer, and artist. In her former life as a newspaper crime reporter in California, she flew over Big Sur in an FA-18 jet with the Blue Angels, raced a Dodge Viper at Laguna Seca, watched autopsies, and interviewed serial killers. She is now a journalist based in Minneapolis and the Gabriella Giovanni mysteries are her first books. Find Kristi on Facebook www.facebook.com/kristibelcaminowriter or on Twitter @KristiBelcamino

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