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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Debi Kircher

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy

5 ++++++++ Stars

WOW!! And Holy Crap….

I just finished this and my heart is still racing…What a book!!

I don’t even know where to start with this review, I do know that this book sits among my favorites so far in 2019, and in this genre definitely in my tops of all time.

There were times while reading I had to slow down and work through some things, this author plotted this story so perfectly and even when I’d get confused for some reason I knew it was for a reason and that it was building something I wasn’t aware of yet. I have whiplash of the brain, I had it all figured out so many times and then just like that I knew nothing.

I knew when I started this book that Ellie was going to be one of those characters you will never forget. I tried to imagine how she felt moving to a place where you know nobody and can’t even understand half of what is being said around you, and she did it all for love. I’ll admit Johan was awesome at times, but he more than ticked me off through most of this book and when you read it you will probably know the exact times Im talking about.

I worked hard right alongside Ellie in this book but the last quarter of this story I felt like a bulldozer running through these words. Good Lord this author even had me questioning the one person that couldn’t have had anything to do with it. I was a hot mess, and still kind of am.

That ending …cliffhanger but then not a cliffhanger…All I know is I must have the next book as soon as possible…I have a feeling Ellie is going to need me even more in the next book LOL
And I have to know what the future holds for these people..ALL of them!

AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!

Review by @debikircher

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes is book one Stockholm Murders by CS Duffy. Having not sampled this authors work, I went in with a curiously open mind. I wasn’t let down. This story was quality and quantity.

Mystery and suspense is what surrounds Ellie when she finds herself in the thick of a murder investigation. I am a fan of thrillers, and Ellie and Johan provided me with everything I could wish for in a mystery. These characters have an edge that is captivating and the story captures the essence of suspense perfectly. The story moves along and a reader cannot help but be swept along for the ride. A thrilling read that ended too quickly. 4 stars.

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Kerry Baker

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes by CS Duffy is the first book in the Stockholm Murders series. This book is an absolute thriller that will have you devouring it page by page.
I was vaguely familiar with this author before starting this book but I was not prepared from the absolute thrill ride the book took me on. I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down. I just had to know what was going on, who was to blame and whether or not Johan was involved.
I really enjoyed the fact that the main character, Ellie, was so out of her depth while also being so in control. Being in a different, new country gave a much more complex element to it. She wasn’t familiar with the area, or the people or the language which made it much harder for her to find the truth.
This book is full of suspense. It has twists and turns that will keep you guessing. There isn’t a dull moment at all in this book and I can highly recommend everyone give this a go.

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Tausha Treadway

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy. Holy Moly! I’ve never read this author before but I’m so excited to have found her. All I can say is when you start this book, you better sit down and hold on, its a wild ride! Its the story of Investigative Reporter Ellie who has packed up her life in London to move to Sweden to be with the man of her dreams Johan. She thinks she knows everything about Johan and that he’s the man for her. When she moves to Sweden she thinks her life is perfect until she stumbles over a decomposing body and gets thrown into the middle of a murder mystery in a Country where she knows no one and doesn’t even speak the language. She finds out that Johan and his friends may have a lot more information about the dead body than they are letting on. Will Ellie find out Johan and his friends are terrible people or will the truth of Johan’s past come out and set the record straight? This book reminded me of Gone Girl (which I loved) and I’m so excited its a series!

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Liz Vrchota

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my-freaking-lanta!! Where has CS Duffy been? I was completely new to the author when I picked up Behind Blue Eyes, but I can say that I will be devouring everything I can get my hands on with this lovely author’s name attached! This book totally took me on a whirlwind of a trip to Sweden. It gripped my attention from the very get-go and didn’t let go until the surprising ending. If you love fast-paced crime novels with a dash of mystery and dark comedy then you will want to grab this book as soon as possible. I am so thrilled to find out that this is book one in the Stockholm Murders series and that there will be more to come from these characters! I will be stalking like no other for book two to be released.

Behind Blue Eyes brings up to Sweden, like I previously mentioned, and we find Ellie a smart, sassy, and confident investigative reporter deeply embedded in a new environment and facing some pretty crazy mysteries surrounding a body. Not only is Ellie facing that she is trying to adjust to a completely new land. Previously from London, Sweden is all new territory for her. Will she be able to find her place among the new home, or will she find herself regretting everything? There are several layers to this book, but some will just give away too much goodies and I can’t bear to spoil this for anyone! Trust me you need this book in your life. I have already added this to my re-read list for the summer! Thank you so much for the fabulous read CS Duffy!

Review by @lizaileen
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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Heather Lovelace

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my freaking word. Seriously where have I been that I haven’t found this author before now?! Hands down what a thrilling literary journey I found myself on. I cannot put into words adequately how much I enjoyed this book. I get like I was white knuckled most of the time while reading. It was simply that good. Run as fast as you can and get a copy for yourself. You absolutely will not regret it.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed my first book by this author, from start to finish. This is a psychological thriller that left me on the end edge of my seat through much of the book. A story of lies, secrets and suspense, worth picking up,you won’t regret it. Ellie has given up everything in her life for one man. But when she finds a body on the beach, she suspects people know more than what they are saying. What will happen when the love of her life is rumored to be the killer? I highly recommend this book.

Review by @bjwagner
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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Erin Wolf

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy, 4 stars.

London girl Ellie has met the man of her dreams. Johan is a Swedish god who seems to think she is his everything. So she gives up her life in London to move to Sweden with him. In a strange country, where she does not speak the language is quite a culture shock for her. But she has Johan. Or does she? His past seems much more shadowed than she thought. Plus his friends seem to be quite important to him. Not to mention the dead body Ellie finds. When it looks like Johan may be guilty, the investigative side of Ellie kicks in and she is determined to find the truth. Is he the man she can love or is she in a horrible nightmare?

This a great whodunit with the main character being someone in a strange land with strange (to her) people. Not to mention the romance side of things. You really feel for Ellie the entire time. And the author makes us question everything about everyone until the end. I love that in this type of book. The story is riveting and reminds you of an Agatha Christie novel. Ellie steps in as detective, questioning everyone, literally and figuratively. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more in this series.

If you enjoy a good murder mystery with romance and suspense, I highly recommend this book.

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes- CS Duffy

5-stars

Behind Blue Eyes by CS Duffy was a phenomenal thriller read! It’s the first book in the Stockholm Murders series and what a great start it is. It’s detailed, action-packed, twisted, unpredictable and had me completely shocked. It was a very entertaining read from start to finish as I was kept on my toes the whole way through as I tried to piece everything together in order to solve the mystery.

I loved the flow of the storyline and I was a huge fan of the different POV’s, it kept me highly intrigued the whole way through. Now that I’ve finished this book, I really look forward to reading more from this author and I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for their next thriller read! You won’t be disappointed!

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) By CS Duffy – Review by Laura Furuta

Behind Blue EyesBehind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1)
By: CS Duffy
5 out of 5 stars

The story Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy is a thrilling book to read. It has mystery and suspense. It is one of those stories that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed reading about the character of Ellie. She is an investigative reporter who has given up her life in London to be with the man of her dreams, Johan. After finding a half decomposed skeleton, she finds herself in an investigation. Does Johan know more about the body than what he is saying? What will Ellie find in her investigation? Read this book to find out. I felt like I was putting together a puzzle trying to figure out who the guilty party is. The story is brilliant and entertaining. Many of the additional characters that you read about are complex and mysterious. This is a book that hooked me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I had finished the final page. There are intense situations and dialogue. Don’t miss out on a story that will keep you guessing. Highly recommended reading.

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