Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review 'Revealed' by A.C. Arthur


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25771124-revealed?from_search=true&search_version=service
When Nathan Hamilton was accused of killing Landy Connor just weeks before their college graduation, he lost everything—his friends, his reputation, and the love of his life, Tenile Barnes. For ten long years, the murder has remained unsolved, nothing but false leads and dead ends. Desperate to bring Landy’s killer to justice and win back Tenile’s heart, Nathan starts his own investigation. But the first break in the case comes at a high price: Landy’s old roommate Nicole is kidnapped . . . possibly by the same person who killed Landy.

Nathan and his old friends comb through every memory, every photograph, and every trace of evidence for clues about who killed Landy then and who has taken Nicole now. As they separate fact from vicious rumor and piece together what really happened that night, they discover that the truth is darker and more twisted than they ever imagined. The killer is close, waiting in the shadows, ready to strike again.

In the shocking sequel to 'Rumors', will the friends finally reveal Landy’s killer . . . or will Nicole be the next to fall?

Facts:


Publication Date:    October 27th, 2015 
Series:                    Rumors #2
Genre:                    Mystery, Suspense
Pages:                    239
Formats:                 eBook
Available at:           Amazon

My Review:


A view months ago I read the first book in the Rumors series for the blog tour I was participating in. I really enjoyed that book so when I was approached with the question if I wanted to read the second book in the Rumors series called ‘Revealed’, I agreed immediately. This week I finally found the time to read it, and I was super curious how this book would go. ‘Rumors’ really left me with a lot of questions (not a bad thing), and I was ready to find out more.

The first thing that comes to my mind after reading ‘Revealed’ is that A.C. Arthur has a very interesting writing style. It’s easy to read, almost like someone is talking to you instead of that you’re reading the pages of a book. It’s also very descriptive.
The Rumors series had multiple main characters and there all very different. Throughout this book we read the point of views, of at least six of those characters. Most times if an author choices to write from so many point of views, I find myself mixing characters around and forgetting who was exactly who.. In this series that’s not the case. I still find myself connecting to the characters and I can easily remember which character witnessed what.

The mystery in this book definitely keeps you hooked to the pages. In the first book, we thought we knew who killed Landy Connor. But at the end the suspect, Donovan, was murdered and it became clear that he wasn’t the murderer. In this book we find a new suspect and it was interesting to see how that developed. In the end, I really didn’t expect this book to end the way it did. It was good but it was also a little strange since I did not see this coming at all. It made me want to reread the first book to see if could decipher some clues.

The one problem I had with this book were that I think the two main male characters Nathan and Justin were just a little to.. sweet. There love declarations just seemed a little over the top at times. And the reactions they got from the woman.. “Tenile dropped the flowers and pressed two palms over her mouth”. It just sounded a little to cliché’s to me at times. A little too much.

But overall I did enjoy this book. It was a nice and interesting read that made me want to keep reading until I finally knew who was the real murderer.

My Rating:

About the Author:


Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for more than twenty years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, Artist continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

Artist loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her contact form or via her email at acarthur22@yahoo.com.

For more information please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  

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