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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Lisa Helmick

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fast paced old style mystery. It is full with top notch sleuthing. The characters are full of curiosity and smarts. There are a few main characters and many secondary characters. They made me smile and wonder what could possibly happen next. This story starts off with a bang and keeps moving until the very end. Not sure if I could be a PI…Watching DeLarosa go through the paces to try to figure out who is really behind these incidents. Some times seem very exciting but other times the sitting and waiting would be too much. I did love his insight into his trusting and no trusting of people.

This is a first time author for me. I enjoyed the trip he took me on. If you are interested in sleuthing and mob connections mixed with unknown people and a couple million dollars…pick this up.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Julie Lounello

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever is a five star novel. This book is one that you will pickup and not be able to put down. I loved the action and the thrill right from the beginning. As I picture the main character in my mind’s eye, he is one sexy private investigator. Even though he is older, he seems like he would be one that would catch my eye. The author does a great job of painting the picture of what he writes about and it almost felt like I could close my eyes and see the movie playing out in my head and that is when you really know that it is a great book. When Johnny meets his clients, they meet in a back booth in a bar. The clients all come to him through word of mouth and they are all high paying ventures. He is very secretive and feels the need to be since he is a private investigator. As you read this book, you will see into the life of what it would be like to be Johnny Delarosa.

Review by @julie-lounello
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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Anastasia Dodson

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ooo sooo mysterious!!! I loved this book!! I devoured this book in a few hours and it was one of this books that kept me on the edge of my seat enjoying all of the crazy things that were happening.
This book is about Johnny, who is a P.I. And was hired on a case by the gorgeous Clare. She wants him to find money that was lost 30 years ago for her mother. Many people are searching for that money so the stakes are high and some people will stop at nothing to get their hands on the long lost money. Will Johnny be able to find the money or will get get plowed down by all of the other looking for the same thing?!
I enjoyed this book the authors writing style. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author!!

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Candida Hopper

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller
by David Stever

This book was a great read! It had plenty of twists and turns and kept me guessing. I love the characters in this story, they made it so much more entertaining. This is the first book I have read by this author and it will definitely not be the last. I was hooked from the start and I couldn’t put it down till I got to the end. This author sure knows how to write an awesome book. I highly recommend this book, I can’t wait to read the next one.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever

5-Stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever was an exciting and fun thriller. I was at the edge of my seat during several parts of this novel and absolutely loved the action. Delarosa was a spunky and excellent main character. I loved his character development and that of the supporting characters. I also enjoyed the detail the author took into each setting, scenario, and background of each character. I absolutely could not put this book down. Being the first book of this series and the first novel I have read from this author, I look forward to reading more. This is going to be an amazing series.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Susan Mowdy

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I lover a good thriller and this one didn’t disappoint!

Johnny has seen it all so it seems nothing can surprise him until Claire. Claire drops some serious cash to find what happened to $2 million from 30 years ago. I love how this made me feel like I was thrust into a 1940’s black and white mystery. It literally sucked you into this time warp and the story itself was amazing. It didn’t let you up until the very end!

I’m very picky about my mysteries but David Stever is definitely an author I will constantly one-click!

Review by @listersda

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Sheri Schrader

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever is the first in the Johnny Delarosa mystery series. I was intrigued by the cover because of the nod to the noir novels of the past and this did not disappoint. The story is a modern-day but still resembles the thrillers of the past. There is a drop-dead gorgeous woman who needs help, a hard-boiled detective, and various crime/mob characters. I really enjoyed the writing and how it set the scene for this book. The characters are great and I look forward to the ones who come back in the future stories. The story was fun and had some twists and turns. I felt like I was watching an old thriller. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Chantelle Smith

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a read! This is the first time in a long while I have thoroughly enjoyed a Crime book entirely. David Stever is a new author for me but I can’t wait to see what else he brings! Scarlet Fever is full of suspense, action, adventure & mystery, and it will leave you wanting more.

Everything about this book was excellent! I was absolutely captivated I have been on the edge of my seat throughout the read, I couldn’t stop reading. The characters in this book were the best I’ve read in a long time, following their journey in this read really had me connect with them, they really made this book edge even further to being incredible. I found this read mentally visual, I could picture the scenery and surroundings, you will be transported into this read for the entire read and not want to put it down!

I can’t wait to see where this author takes these characters or even what else is to come from this author! Until then do not miss this read you will most definitely not be disappointed!

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Karyn Taylor

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller is the first book in the Johnny Delarosa Thriller series by David Stever. It is a private detective thriller story that will keep you gripped the whole way through. This is the first time I had read any work by this author and I’ll definitely be reading more.
Johnny is a PI who works out of the pub he co-owns with his former partner in the police force, Mike. He also has the added help of new amateur sleuth Katie, who he rescues from kidnappers at the very beginning of the book.
In this book they are searching for £2 million pounds which went missing 30 years previously. This missing money is related to mob activity so therefore attracts the attention of many undesirables. As the body count rises, several attempts on Johnny’s life happen, and then the disappearance of his client, Johnny knows this is not an easy case. In fact, if his team all come out alive it’ll be a bonus.
Scarlet Fever is fast paced and full of so much intrigue and suspense, you’ll be sucked right into the story and it won’t let you go.
I really look forward to reading more books in this series as, if this first one is anything to go by, we are in for a fantastic series.

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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Jenni Bishop

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever is a thriller mystery that had me hook, line and sinker and had me on the edge of my seat, sometimes with my heart jumping. This is reminiscent of old detectives/PI’s but in modern times which adds to the feel of the story. The PI and friends are smooth and well-seasoned and can spot trouble a mile away except that is where this case is taking them. David’s writing sucks you into the drama and the danger and takes you on a journey that is so vivid you feel like you are on the case with them. This gripping tale will have you thinking all the way through and just when you thought you knew what was going to happen, you were thrust somewhere else.

Johnny takes on a case with nothing more than a couple of names and a huge retainer. But little does he know that this case would take him to the seedier side of life and perhaps come out with
his life, or not!

This is my first read by David and I enjoyed it so much that I look forward to more from Johnny and his buddies.

If you like good old fashioned detective stories with a modern twist then this is one book you should grab on to and enjoy the ride.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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