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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Netania Lim

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve been loving Ellen Butler’s Karina Cardinal Mystery series of late and this was no exception. Diamonds & Deception can be read as a standalone, although of course there are certain details that benefit from the context of the previous books. I love this series for its detailed intrigue and fast-paced action. The plotlines and antagonists are well-researched, even if this book has slightly darker themes compared to the previous ones. I really loved how this one focused on Karina as a lawyer, but also how her romance with Mike keeps growing and Karina’s sense of humour made me laugh aloud many times. A suspenseful read.

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Raylene Green

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another quick paced, compelling story from Ellen! This time, Katrina’s sister Jillian attends a fashion show with Katrina when one of Jillian’s co-workers is accused of stealing diamonds. On top of the diamond theft, Katrina ends up being thrown into something else even worse! This was a smoothly written book. Plenty of suspense and drama. And surprises along the way! Ellen knows how to dive in head first to write a good book!

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Connie Cranston

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Diamonds & Deception is the third installment in the Karina Cardinal Mystery series by Ellen Butler. The entire series is full of mystery, suspense, and romance. I have yet to be disappointed by this author. Karina always finds herself wrapped up in trouble, but each storyline is unique and pulls the reader in. Although each book can be read as stand alones, I highly recommend reading them in order. You’ll love this author!

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book three in Butler’s ‘Karina Cardinal Mystery Series’ and having read the two previous novels and having been introduced to Karina Cardinal I was looking forward to this third instalment and was not disappointed. Although book three in a series it can be read as a standalone story, however if read as a series then the reader will have a better understanding of Karina’s backstory.
When a friend of her sister Jillian, Sadira Manon who is a middle school teacher is accused of theft from her moonlighting job as a jewellery store clerk, Karina steps in to help prove her innocence. Karina and Jilly join together with Silverthorne Security to investigate as Sadira is adamant that she is not guilty and that she’s being set up. The more they dig and uncover they soon find themselves amongst the shady and dangerous world of the Russian mob. Unfortunately Karina realises she has discovered too much and that she is in trouble a bit late and so she really only has one hope of rescue and that’s boyfriend and FBI cybercrime’s expert, Mike. However the couple who have had a friends to lovers relationship have hit a difficult patch and so Karina just hopes he will pick up his phone.
The storyline was fast paced and had plenty of drama, suspense and twists and turns in it that kept me guessing and happily turning the pages. I was fully immersed in this crime thriller and I literally could not put the book down. I love Karina, the main character, who really brings the story to life and she is a very relatable and likeable person and I felt fully immersed in the story alongside her. Having read the first two books I felt like I was back with an old friend. I hope there will be further books in this series.

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Finn Cunningham

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Diamonds and Deception is the third book in the Katrina Cardinal Mystery series and i recommend reading them in order! This series just keeps on getting better every time! Once again Ellen blows our expectations out of the water with her talent! This book, just like its predecessors is full of twists you wont expect, and definitely keeps you guessing! This series as a whole is just fantastic and i recommend it highly! I cannot wait to read more from the talented Ellen Butler!

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Faith Jackson

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book, just like the others by Ellen Butler, grabs your interest from the first chapter, never loosens its grip and holds you down to discover more in this mystery. This book leads you down unpredictable turns but so are the characters that lead down unexpected paths. All the different layers of this mystery will hold your attention for a great deal of time.

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Piper Foster

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the series. Another great book by Ellen Butler keeping the series going and very engaging. Danger just seems to find Karina see doesn’t seek it. Highly recommended for those who like crime and romance. Well developed story line and plot. It kept me on my toes.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Netania Lim

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a book I was highly anticipating, having read and loved the Karina Cardinal Mystery #1. This book was even better. I really enjoyed the more overtly political nature of this novel. It was fast-paced and flowed smoothly, and the plot and subplots were all thrilling and intriguing. Karina is a fascinating character, making impulsive, borderline implausible decisions, but she’s a strong female protagonist who’s also flawed and doesn’t always make the right decisions. A highly readable book.

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Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 3) by Ellen Butler – Review by Amanda Kimble

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery, #3)Diamonds & Deception by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Diamonds & Deception (Karina Cardinal Mystery #3) by Ellen Butler

Butler has done it again. Karina is at it again in this new book and Butler has rightfully outdone herself. This is a fantastic book and I can’t wait for the next.

Karina, Rina, or K.C., is at it again with the trouble. She is following her sister down the rabbit hole, but it’s her sister. Things aren’t as they seem and Karina gets in trouble again. The quote I chose for Karina is: “No, don’t ‘Karina’ me. Listen, it’s not like I plan to be part of the raid. I’ll wait in the car. But I am coming with you. And if you do find her, I want to be there. I need to be there.”

Mike, FBI boyfriend, is once again out of town. When he gets another frantic call from Karina. This time he knows what’s going on and can’t be mad. The quote I chose for Mike is: “I can’t leave you alone for a second, can I? Between you and your sister, you’ve got disaster written all over.”

Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good crime and romance. Ellen is fantastic.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Connie Cranston

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation is the second installment in the Karina Cardinal Mystery series by Ellen Butler. This murder mystery has a nice pace and the author does an excellent job at character building. It’s suspenseful and draws you in completely. I’m really enjoying Ellen Butler’s writing style and can’t wait to read more from her.

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