Posts

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Jenni Bishop

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shadows of Doubt: A Crawford Mystery is the second book by Merissa Racine. This is a cross between is a cozy mystery and thriller. The story is complex and is full of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. Merissa has given the reader a fresh look at a murder mystery through the eyes of a court stenographer. The cast of characters are certainly interesting and entertaining. There is danger check, action check, and lots of drama check.

Lauren is all about the truth and she can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Or trouble finds her. She once again finds herself in danger. Her past is coming back to haunt her. Can she find out who the murderer is to save herself and are they closer than she thinks?

Reviewed by @jennadb

View all my reviews

Fool Me Twice by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Louise Loughran

Fool Me TwiceFool Me Twice by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and had me turning the page wanting to know more all the time. The story flowed easy and I was not confused by the storyline and where it was heading. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a good thriller.

View all my reviews

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadows of Doubt
A Crawford Mystery
By Merissa Racine
☆☆☆☆☆
Full length crime story. Very intense and non stop action. Shadows of Doubt is the second book in this series. I recommend you start with Book 1. No Spoilers Here!
Lauren Besoner is a stenographer looking to work any case she finds. Even if she has to work with her ex-husband, the Judge. During this particular trial something is not right and she suspects it. But… Does she stand up or remain seated and just follow what she’s told? What some may not know is Lauren was just on a case that has been discontinued. Ended because the victim has been murdered. But By Who?
Merissa Racine starts her story out on a run. It is well written and promises to keep you engaged. The intensity of her story itself will keep you wanting more. At times I felt like I was the character listening and typing away. Laurens ability to think, type and listen are on point. There are many different outcomes to her story. Which she will touch on, keeping your mind’s eye Interested and working overtime. Trust? Who? Well done Merissa Racine. WELL DONE!

Review@Cinful

View all my reviews

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Char Whatomy-Alba

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine

The second book in the Crawford series is just as good as the first one. Lauren is back doing her job as a court stenographer although the jobs are few and far between. She is so far behind on her bills that she is desperate enough to take a job with her ex-husbabd who is now a judge. Together they are on one of the biggest trials Crawford has possibly ever seen. A young delivery boy stands accused of murdering an elderly lady. The lady in question had just been in court with Lauren the day before concerning her competency. Based on how things were going surely one of the bitter children is the culprit? The further they get into the court proceedings the more Lauren thinks the accused is innocent. Is she willing to risking losing what little income she is getting to speak up?

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Angela Hayes

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Shadows of Doubt is the second book in the Crawford Mystery series by Merissa Racine. This is another intriguing crime and investigation story- with plenty of mystery, suspense, courtroom drama, secrets, tension, and more.
We met Lauren Besoner, court stenographer, in the previous book when she got tangled up in a murder investigation. In this story, Lauren is drawn into another investigation in an effort to see that justice is carried out. But her investigation uncovers startling secrets she would rather have left buried, revealing clues that point a little too close to home. What happens makes for a great story that had me anxious to find out how it all played out in the end.
Bring on Book #3….

Thank you, Merissa Racine!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

View all my reviews

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Daryian Lucas

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the first book to this series and loved it so I decided to read the 2nd book. I made a good choice because this book was just as good as the first. I’m beginning to love suspense/mystery novels and this series is why. The book is written in 3rd person but it’s not too much. It mainly focuses on Lauren’s feelings which I like. I can’t wait to keep reading more by this author.

View all my reviews

Silent Gavel (A Crawford Mystery Book 1) by Merissa Racine – Review by Char Whatomy-Alba

Silent Gavel (Crawford Mystery #1)Silent Gavel by Merissa Racine

Lauren Besoner, a court stenographer, has found her boss dead in their home. When she agreed to carpool with the judge the last thing expected was to find her deceased. It comes to her attention that she has become a prime suspect when she does several interviews with the police. How can she prove her innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt? Surely there are several suspects who had more than enough motive to commit the crime? Will she be able to find the killer before she is arrested a charged unjustly? Or is she a soon to be victim herself?

 

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Angela Packard

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in this series, and I loves this one as much as I did the first. Lauren Besoner is a court reporter who freelances. She takes a job working for her ex-husband while his regular reporter is on maternity leave. Lauren’s job is to take down every word said in court, but she can’t stop her inquisitive mind when things don’t add up. Can she just do her job or will she follow her instincts and start doing her own poking around.
I love Lauren and I think along the same way as she does. I found myself talking to the book and telling her where to look next. The characters are very likable, from the owner of the bakery to even her ex-husband, who didn’t realize becoming a judge would find him so lonely. I sat on the edge of my seat as I turned each page wondering what she would come across next! I would recommend this read in a heartbeat.

View all my reviews

Fool Me Twice by Gledé Browne Kabongo – Review by Nina Maes

 

Fool Me TwiceFool Me Twice by Glede Browne Kabongo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Good story, with very real emotions that you can feel through the pages. Love how it draws you in to want to what is going to happen next. Like all the twist and turns. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

View all my reviews

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery) by Merissa Racine – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)Shadows of Doubt by Merissa Racine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shadows of Doubt (A Crawford Mystery)
By Merissa Racine

4-stars

Shadows of Doubt is the 2nd book in the Crawford Mystery series, a series that I recommend reading in order as this book follows the same characters as the previous book.

Just like the first book we get to follow along with Lauren and the current case she is working on as a stenographer. I found reading all the ins and outs of the courtroom to be really interesting, however, I prefer a more fast paced read with a bit more excitement. In saying that though this story is quite realistic compared to others of this genre and that is truly a nice change.

This is a book I would recommend reading, it’s entertaining and mysterious enough to keep you wanting more!

View all my reviews