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Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2) by Ellen Butler – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2) by Ellen Butler

5-stars

Wow! I absolutely devoured this book in one sitting. I was instantly captivated by this intriguing storyline that I couldn’t bring myself to stop reading. This was my first book by this author, but it certainly won’t be my last. I can honestly say that I was easily able to follow along with this book having not read the first one. Ellen writes with so much detail that made it easy for me to be swept up in the storyline and completely forgetting about the outside world. Karina leads a truly one of a kind life that makes for a highly entertaining read.

I can’t wait to dive in to the first book of this series!

Reviewed by @kaitreview21

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 is written by Ellen Butler. Karina is a lobbyist in Washington D.C. who has a Senator drop dead at her feet. Nothing is ever simple for Karina and she becomes a “person of interest” in the death. Luckily Karina is smart and inquisitive so she starts her own investigation before she can be blindsided by the FBI.
This is well written with great thought to the story and dialogue. I was drawn into the story as I had been with the first book in the series. This could be read as a standalone but I think it would be sad to lose what was built in the first novel with the characters. I like that Karina is smart and curious. Sometimes this gets her in some bad situations but helps her also in her quests of solving the mystery. I look forward to where this series takes Karina next.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the “Karina Cardinal” series and while it can be read as a stand-alone, there are a few threads carried from the first book so it might be better to read in order. They are both fantastic, so you won’t be missing out. I developed a girl crush on Karina Cardinal when she was introduced in the first of the series called “Isabella’s Painting”. I was super excited to read her again in FATAL LEGISLATION.

Wait, do I have a crush on the character or the author? Well either way, FATAL LEGISLATION was a fast moving mystery that held my interest from beginning to end. The story has an ebb and flow to it that it is more like watching a good movie or tv show, than reading a book. The interaction between characters, the nicknames KC gives to people, the tension and pull through the whole story. Often times, it’s easy in this type of book to assume you know who “dunit”. The way the author writes keeps it a mystery until it’s time to actually know.

I am fully invested in this series and look forward to getting to know more about the other characters as the series continues.

I absolutely recommend this book, this series and this author.

Review by @mauraharper

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Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler – Review by Moriah Venable

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation is the second novel in the Katrina Cardinal mystery series by Ellen Butler. This is my second novel by this author.

While having a heated discussion with Senator Harper, Katrina is shocked and surprised when he falls at her feet dead. What makes matters worse is when she becomes a “person of interest” and find out that someone hacked into his pacemaker.

Katrina starts her own investigation to discover who would want the senator dead and why.

With this being my first political mystery, I highly enjoyed it. I love Katrina and how she handles situations.

The novel was well paced and kept me hooked. I may start to read more in this genre.

I hope there is more to this series.

I’m happy with this novel being my final read of the year and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a quick mystery to read.

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Fatal Legislation:A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler-Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Fatal Legislation:A Novel :Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler is a wonderfully written book that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Karina is a Capitol Hill Lobbyist who has gotten herself into something when the Senator drops dead at her feet. What happens when she becomes a person of interest ? Will Karina find out the truth on who killed the Senator?I love the mystery and suspense aspect of this book as it had me biting my nails. Find out what happens next in this installment of The Karina Cardinal Series. I can’t wait to read more from this Author. I highly recommend reading not only this Book but the first Book as well.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Krystal Gregory

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
4 out of 5 stars

This book stars with a bang. I love a really good mystery and this book delivers. This second installment in the Karina Cardinal series is just as good as the second. We see characters from the first novel and we are introduced to characters who are specific to this novel.
When Karina becomes the main suspect in the murder of a senator, she launches into her own Nancy Drew style of investigation to figure out who could be behind the murder of a Washington Senator and why they are trying to frame her. I won’t go into to many more details as I feel it will give away too much of the book, but if you are fans of John Grisham, and Nancy Drew/Hardy Brothers investigation, you will love this book.

Reviewed by @kgregory

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Lisa Boltiador

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When someone drops dead right in front of her, Karina just can’t help jumping in with both feet to solve the mystery and get some answers. These FBI and police should just thank their lucky stars she’s so snoopy, because she really is helpful. I mean, she does land herself in some trouble along the way, and she makes me laugh. This was fast paced and I didnt want to put it down. Such a fun read. I really got lost in the story.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Angelina Frazzini

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler is book two of the Karina Cardinal Mystery Series. This book is full of suspense, drama, and mystery. You are definitely on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Karina is independent, strong, and smart. Karina witnessed something she never expected to see. However, now that she’s considered “a person of interest”, she is determined to get to the bottom of it. There is a lot in Karina’s way but she’s determined not to let them get in the way. Karina has to maneuver politics and money.

I enjoyed this book even more than the first book I think. It has everything you could want out of a book and it’s very well written! Karina is such a strong character. She’s driven and determined. She’s definitely someone you could picture as yourself. I am glad I picked this book up!

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Fatal Legislation (A Karina Cardinal Mystery) by Ellen Butler – Review Cindy Mayberry

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation
A Novel
Karina Cardinal Mystery
Book 2
By Ellen Butler
☆☆☆☆☆
A full length novel filled with suspense and shenanigans.

Karina Cardinal is tossed right into trouble again. But this time she did not go looking for it. It just seems to follow her. This time she definitely was not looking for trouble. She was just looking for answers. In a friendly chat with the Senator. When all at once he collapses, falls just that fast. Her boyfriend works for the FBI, he is out of town when she tries to contact him. Mike Finnegan is suddenly sent on a new case. His person of interest, Karina Cardinal?

Ellen Butler has continued her fantastic mystery. Karina Cardinal is her main character, as she brings trouble a knocking. New characters means new adventures. This book does not disappoint. I had to even laugh, with all the trouble lurking, out pops the laughter. Totally unexpected! This story will get you boarding the political rollercoaster. I really enjoyed this story. I know you will as well. Please bring on another Ellen Butler!
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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2
By Ellen Butler

The author did an amazing job pulling me into this book of suspense, mystery, danger, and funny antics. I loved reading this story, once I started I couldn’t put it down till I found out what happened. This book really makes you think…could this really happen? Why can’t Karina seem to keep herself out of trouble? I love that her character is so inquisitive, but she also listens to advice most of the time anyway. This is definitely a book you won’t want to miss!! This book can be read as a standalone, but my suggestion is to read the first book because it is awesome, but also because there are some references to things that happened in the first book and you will have a better knowledge of some of the characters. I highly recommend this book, it is a great read!

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