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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 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 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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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Samantha Scannell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was a good book!! It’s an edge of the seat page turner. Your boyfriend has to investigate a murder that you’re the prime suspect. You will never want to pot this fast paced, well written book down. The authors passion for this mystery shows through with each sentence written in this book. Is there more cuz I wanna read more!! Definitely read this book you won’t be sorry.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review Emily Walsh

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ByEllen Butler
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler was a fast pace, intriguing mystery, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read by this author or in this series. We are again tossed into an unusual mystery were our MC is once again in the wrong place at the wrong or right time. Man she really know how to get herself in a pickle. Before I get to far into this review, this book, though can be read as a standalone, is part of a continuation series, and I highly suggest reading the first book, especially if you want more backgrounds on our MC and her sexy FBI lover.

Like the last book, the writing is on point, the pace is smooth and cohesive. The fast pacing gives the book a senise of paince, and really puts our MC in the hot seat. The murder plot is also a bit of a test for our power couple and, for me, I like that added element. But I do hope that, moving forward with this series, that Karina’s doesn’t always fall into these situations (Not so much the mysteries, but how she’s finder herself involved in them). Once it fine, twice.. okay.. but a third.. you can only do the same thing so many times. In all, that’s my only criticism with this book, and this series.

Overall this action packed thriller was a fun read, and I loved the complex multi layered plot. The ending was a shocker, but the clues are there, so pay attention. With that said, I’m going to leave you with my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 By Ellen Butler – Review By Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

4 Stars

I have to admit that this is sort of a new genre for me. I really am not into like political murder mysteries and so I was pleasantly surprised when I got sucked into this book. I really like the way that the author weaves the drama into the story and you find yourself at the edge of your seat. I really didn’t want to put this book down.

I found myself really gripping the edge of my seat as Karina’s character helped to unfold the mystery and drama and solve the case. I really was eager just to turn the next page to see just what would happen next. I have to admit that the undertone of the romance between Karina and Mike really just adds to the drama. I don’t normally like political dramas like this but I find that I really did enjoy this book and would like to read more from this author. I find that it is a good thing to try and broaden your reading .

Reviewed By @caraleeloonat
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Fatal Legislation: A Novel by Ellen Butler – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
*This review may contain spoilers from book one.*

Karina is back and finding herself in the middle of it again. When one of the senators opposes a bill she is lobbying, she wants to know why. While talking to him outside, he literally dies right in front of her. The FBI thinks it was murder and that she could be a suspect. Apparently someone else thinks she may know something as her house is broken into. Not one to ignore her curiosity, Karina decides to find out more about the things that have been happening. Who is behind it? For what purpose? How far does it go?

This is a good political suspense/mystery book. Karina is the main character again, now with her current boyfriend, Mike. She is getting into trouble and needs the help of her friends. It is interesting to see the relationships evolve from book one. Quite a few of them play bigger roles in this book. The story itself involves the political end of things much more than the first one. I didn’t realize that and it took me a little bit to get into it. But the action really speaks for itself and the further you get, the more compelling it is. There are many things that happen that I didn’t see coming.

If you like political suspense/mystery books, I highly recommend this. I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to read book one first, but you will understand this one better if you do.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation is the second book in Ellen Butler’s Karina Cardinal Mystery series. Yet again, Karina ends up being swept up in a mystery that her inquisitive mind won’t let her leave alone.
I like the variety in the Karina Cardinal Mysteries. The first book, Isabella’s Painting, focused on art theft and this book focuses on political assassination. With Karina and other supporting characters to connect the stories, there is a sense of cohesion but the story has a very different feel to it.
Fatal Legislation kept me on my toes. There was always something new coming up – another twist in the story. Whenever Karina starts to piece things together, something changes or comes up. It’s also interesting to see the strain it puts on Mike and Karina’s relationship as he struggles to balance his personal relationship with her and his responsibilities in the investigation.
I wouldn’t normally go for political thrillers, but having met Karina in Isabella’s Painting I was eager to read this and found myself really enjoying it. It gives a fascinating insight into American politics and is suspenseful and enjoyable. For me, it’s a five star read.
The story follows on from Isabella’s Painting, and I would recommend reading that book first (it’s also very good!). That said, Butler does a good job of setting the scene and reminding the reader of anything they need to know so if you’re only really after a political thriller you could come in at this book.

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