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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is an interesting read. The story is about the vet, Talmon Bonnett, who is dealing with PTSD from him serving in the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. He is hired by someone to spy on a wealthy resort owner. The characters are an interesting group. There is Talmon, mobsters, a wealthy couple, resort owners, and others. This book has some twists and turns in the story and not all the characters are whom they seem to be. There was a good story and the story flowed well. I really enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Michelle Austin

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands was a good 4 star read.

Talmon has been out of the hospital for about 2 years, he was in for PTSD. He is a veteran of the Battle of Mogadishu. He has been hired to go to the Mourning Islands and infiltrate into the lives of some people that are running a new resort on the island and spy on them.

He ends up befriending Claire, Rusty and Marlene who he falls for. When some truths are revealed about what he really needs to do, will he be able to do what is asked of him?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It took me just a bit in the beginning to get pulled in, but once I was I couldn’t stop reading. We get mystery, romance and so much more. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. The plot was great and be prepared for some unexpected twist and turns. If you like thrilling mysteries with twists you will really enjoy this one. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is my first book by this author and I am in love with this story. Douglas Wells does an amazing job of keeping on the edge of my seat and a plot that kept me guessing what was going to come next. There were a couple of times when I thought I knew what was going on it took a sharp right and quick left. It has murder, suspense, mystery and romance all rolled into one story. What does a resort, Cuban mobsters, and a veteran with PTSD all have in common? A really good book that you need to read.

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Tausha Treadway

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells. I loved this book. Its fast paced and full of emotions and action. Its the story of Talmon Bonnett who has just been released from the hospital after the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. He has been suffering from PTSD but can usually contain it. He is hired by a wealthy couple to spy on Rusty Wing who has just built Mourning Island’s new resort. He puts himself right in the middle of Rusty’s circle, getting to know Rusty’s sad fiancee, his Cuban First mate Santos and Marlene, Rusty’s sexy sister. Talmon gets to know Marlene very well after he falls in love with her and his lies about why he is really there threatens all those relationships. In this book the good guys and bad guys tend to blur the line. Talmon is so confused because he has come to really care about these people but he also wants to do his job. There is action, suspense, mystery and twists right and left. This book left me emotionally spent! I loved it! Read The Mourning Islands to find out if Talmon survives this wild tale!

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Katie Matthews

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The genre of this book isn’t one that I would normally choose to read however I had seen it promoted on social media a few times and the blurb sounded intriguing so I thought that I would give it a go and I am so glad I did. It was a really interesting read that was really well written and it was nice to read something a little bit different too. I liked the suspense that ran throughout the book that kept me guessing the whole way through. The author had clearly put a lot of thought into the characters in the story and making sure that the way in which he wrote about them was sensitive and respectful to people who may also suffer the same condition. The authors writing was really detailed and whilst the storyline was a little complex I had no problems following what was happening and I was fully invested in what I was reading.
A really great read and one that I would highly recommend!

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Sue Kemp

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands
By Douglas Wells

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is a book well worth reading. I have to say that this is not what I would normally pick to read but I am so glad that I went out of my norm, had I not I would have missed a beautifully written story. This book is going to take you on a journey that has a lot of layers, these layers for me anyway are suspense, mystery and a little romance. That’s enough to make the story well worth reading right? Well throw in twists and turns throughout the book, you won’t be able to turn the page quick enough to see what is happening next. I highly recommend you read this book; you won’t be disappointed.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Cindy Mayberry

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands
By Douglas Wells
☆☆☆☆☆
This is a story full of mystery, murder and a little romance in the mix. This is a full length novel. Well worth the read.

I really love this story. It was a true rollercoaster of suspense.uv Never a dull moment. Talmon is an veteran, suffering from PTSD. His duty with the Army may have ended, but the nightmares have not. Not long out of the hospital, he gets hired as a spy. That is where the story takes off.

Douglas Wells has written yet another fast paced suspense story. I really have come to like this author. He has a way of getting you worked up. The emotional settings, the romance and the killings all brought out the feels. I fell in love with his characters and want to read more. Keep them coming Douglas Wells!

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is an intriguing read that I was able to dive right into. This crime thriller is about Talmon, a veteran who suffers from PTSD and has been able to hide it well. He is offered a job to spy on the builders of a new resort on Mourning Island. He in the process is drawn to Marlene, the sister of who he has been hired to spy on. Suddenly there is a murder and Talmon learns that the mob is involved. As the violence grows, Talmon is worried his lie could ruin so much with Marlene and himself. Could Marlene forgive him?
This is my first book by this author and I was not disappointed in anyway and hope to read more from him in the future. This 5 star read I highly recommend and think any crime readers would get lost in this well written book.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells

  • The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is a wonderfully written Book that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough I had to know what happens next. Thi⁷⅞s story took me on quite the journey of suspense, mystery, some secrets and lies and even romance. I’ve read other books by this author and I highly recommend reading this book as well as the others by Mr. Wells. Get ready to be taken on a ride where you’ll find yourself on the edge trying to figure out what is going to happen next. I highly recommend reading this book.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Debi Kircher

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells

5 Stars

This is not my first book by this author and definitely will not be my last. This story definitely did not come off the way I thought it was going to and although I was looking forward to reading it I’m completely satisfied with how it went. I’m actually wondering if there will be more coming in the future for our Talmon and The Mourning Islands, I loved the setting and the whole concept of this book. There was just enough suspense and winding turns to keep me glued to this one till I finished and then of course just sat there with my mind going 100 different directions.

There are so many things I’d love to comment on and am not going to because I will teeter too close to spoiling parts and I can’t do that. I found that I was able to connect to these characters quickly and thought I had it all figured out about ¾’s of the way in but then this author decided to derail everything I had figured out and has left me with wanting more.

Will definitely be watching for more from this author, I enjoyed the first book I read by Mr. Wells but this one is my favorite so far.

Awesome and highly recommend!

Review by @debikircher

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