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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not many times you end up reading a laugh out loud mystery. I really enjoyed this book and there were times when I was chuckling to myself reading this book.
Swindler’s Revenge is book 5 in the Karina Cardinal Mysteries series by Ellen Butler .
Karina Cardinal is the feisty spirited heroine who has a knack of getting into trouble all the time. When her Ex Boyfriend, FBI agent Mike Finnegan, is accused of a serious crime, she cannot keep her hands off the case as she knows deep in her heart that he is innocent. With a little help, she intends to prove it just the same.
The book is a real page turner and keeps the reader hooked till the very end. Overall I loved the mystery.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Netania Lim

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this series of books because they mix plot and character perfectly. I don’t think it is necessary to read the rest of the series to be able to read this one as a standalone, but you should because they’re all so good, and you also get a better handle on some of the minor characters where they have a history with the main character Karina, who is as dramatic as ever. The book is fast-paced and a page-turner. I never know quite what’s going to happen next and while all the books have a similar atmosphere, this one is still unique and doesn’t repeat what’s happened earlier.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Dani Dando

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an exciting read that follows on with much the same awesomeness as the previous installments. I absolutely adore the heroine, Karina, she is both relatable and literally takes no prisoners.

In this installment we see Karina taking on some pretty horrendous accusations about her recent ex. Knowing that they cannot be true she jumps into action, determined to do anything she can to clear his name. As always though, things are never simple and Karina ends up knee-deep in more than she bargained for.

This is a fun read, as always Butler delivers with style.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Paula R Sayers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler was a page turning mystery. Karina Cardinal receives a knock on her door that throws her world into turmoil. The FBI is looking for her ex boyfriend, Mike. Mike is accused of taking a bribe of $1.2 million, but Karina refuses to believe he is guilty. Karina begins to investigate on her own to prove Mike is innocent.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler

5 +++++ Stars

This series has seriously become one of my favorite series ever! I think this one might be my favorite, I say might because it changes every time I read one! This author already sits up in my favorites and when a new release comes out it’s just automatic no matter the title, the synopsis or the cover, if it has her name..It’s an auto one click!

You could read all of these as standalones. Although I couldn’t imagine not having all of the books read in order to get the full effect. Especially this one, as I believe you would feel like you’re missing something. Also the connection to many of the characters truly needs to be made and understood to fully appreciate this story.

Miss Butler never stops making me smile and many times laugh out loud with Karina’s antics, and I’ve mentioned many times how I’d love to be her friend and partner in solving these mysteries she keeps falling into. I connected to her in the first book and absolutely love her!

The story kept me guessing and there were times I was so far off base I just laughed at myself.

I can not recommend this series and this book high enough and I can not wait to start at the beginning and read them all over again in the future!

Grab them all! You won’t be sorry!

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the element of surprise from the beginning to the end. The rabbit hole this sends you down, you’ll be more than happy where this book ends. The mystery and suspense will leave you mesmerized: This is entertaining, witty, and full of wonderful characters to make this read enjoyable.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler, 5 stars.
**This review may contain spoilers from previous books in the series.**

I constantly forget just how good this series is until I get into the next book. I swear, each book gets better and better. Each story is unique but still stays within the realm of the series. This book being about stolen money was interesting, especially when the suspect is someone we know. There are many twists and turns, keeping us on our toes and wondering just who all is involved.

Karina, as always, is yet again a great main character. She goes all out for those she cares about, jumping in head first to solve this. I also like the direction this series is heading and focusing more on the Silverthorne group. They have been my favorite since we first met them and really help define this series. We need to see much more of all of them in the future.

If you are a fan of intense mysteries with spectacular characters, this book and series are definitely for you. It can be read as a standalone, but the whole series is definitely worth your time.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler is a crime mystery book that everyone can sit up with.

In the FBI, there are no softball cases, especially if an agent gets filthy. Karina Cardinal’s Saturday is off to a fast start, and it’s not because of the HGTV home improvement marathon she’s watching. The FBI is knocking at her home, looking for a fugitive. As if she could simply conceal one in her small apartment. Particularly one by the name of Mike Finnegan. A few months ago, the two of them dubbed it Splitsville, but Mike? Accept a bribe of $1.2 million? No and no, respectively. Regardless of how much proof the feds claim to have.

When a strange burner phone appears in Karina’s pocket, she has no doubts about who put it there. Mike is deep underground and so far off the grid that he requires assistance in determining who is framing him and why. Karina does what she does best: she dives in with both feet, oblivious to the hazards. What’s the problem with leaping before looking? You have the option of landing on a planet of dirt. And if an old foe begins playing hardball, you may find yourself six feet beneath it.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book by this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler. I LOVED this book. I read it in one sitting! Its the story of Karina Cardinal or KC to her friends. Karina is minding her own business for once and watching tv when someone pounds on her door. Its the FBI and they are demanding to know where her ex boyfriend Mike is and she is trying to tell them she doesn’t know. Mike Finnegan is her ex boyfriend and even though they aren’t together she knows he needs her help. Mike didn’t like Karina getting involved in all these situations but now he’s more interested because it involves him. Mike knows someone is out to frame him but he has no idea who or why? They are accusing him of embezzling millions of dollars and Karina knows he didn’t do that. While she is investigating she gets herself into problem after problem but that is just normal for Karina! This book can be read as a standalone but its so much better if you read them in order!

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler
Five Stars

Swindler’s Revenge is the fifth book in the Karina Cardinal Mysteries series by Ellen Butler. This series keeps getting better and better as they continue. Karina is on the hunt again. This time to help her ex, Mike, out of the trouble he is in with the FBI. This series can be read as standalones, but I highly recommend they be read in order to get the full effect of the backstory. I absolutely adore the way Ms. Butler injects a bit of humor into her stories. This one had me laughing out loud at the same time guessing how it was going to end. This is my new favorite of this series. I highly recommend this book, series and author. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
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