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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Jana Teppih

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay is the second book in Cynthia Hamilton’s Madeline Dawkins series that provides us with suspense and excitement that leaves us at the edge of our seat until we get to the end! You can read it as a standalone but I would recommend to start with the first book as you will want to know how it all started and how Madeline becomes the woman (and the PI) she is today!
Madeline and Mike have ‘graduated’ from their PI internship and they start their own firm. Maddie is combining her two careers – event coordinator and PI. In the midst of Maddie organizing the most lavish weekend long birthday bash for Hollywood set she needs to solve two murders and also deal with her past when the madman she testified against and helped to put behind the bars gets out on parole …
It is a great story with characters that leave an impression and you will keep looking for the next story!

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Jenni Bishop

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton has once again cleverly woven threads to give us another thrilling, fast paced,and exciting story that had me on the edge of the seat from start to finish. Murder and mystery, fear and drama, love and hurt were compelling and emotions were running rampant but the story and the plot flowed smoothly. It can be read as a standalone since there is sufficient information from the first book ‘Girl Trap’ to bring you up to speed but I recommend you read it first as it gives you much more depth to the person Madeline is and what she has gone through.

Madeline fights once again for truth and justice as she faces off against the one monster that has haunted her dreams and made her life a living hell. Unfortunately she can’t seem to catch a break when organising a birthday bash which turns into murder and she is once again in the hunt to catch a killer.

Cynthia has infused elements of humor throughout which kept things from getting to dark and provided a laugh.

If you love a good mystery then give this series a go. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Cynthia has infused elements of humor throughout which kept things from getting to dark and provided a laugh.

If you love a good mystery then give this series a go. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Maura Harper

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is series that has threads and characters that run through each story. While not imperative, I think it would be helpful to read in order.

The author writes a very detailed book. At times, I found myself skimming more than I thought I would. However, even though I skimmed I was able to grasp the storyline and the intricacies of the mystery/suspense.

Four stars ****

Review by @mauraharper

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Julie Lounello

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton is a four star novel. Madeline is an event planner and also now a private investigator. Even though this is the second book of the series, I didn’t think it was necessary to have to read the first one first. The first one would give you extra insight into the characters of the novel, but isn’t necessary to understand what is going on. I loved how the author is able to give you just enough information that the characters are being developed and it isn’t redundant from the first novel. First jewels are stolen while a big wedding is being prepared, then a character is being released from prison early, then things progress from there. I loved how it just progresses from one thing onto the next to the next. There is never a dull moment in this novel.

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Murder Creek by Jane Suen – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Murder CreekMurder Creek by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Creek by Jane Suen
5 stars

This book did not go the way I thought, but in a good way. It hooked me from the beginning but it did a lose me in a couple spots, I had to go back and make sure I had read something right (all on me, not the writing). Told in one POV of the main character, we follow her on a journey of finding answers in a town she was just passing through.
I did feel I never got the full answer of what her different ability was, yes we experience her getting visuals but never a clear cut, this is what happens.

I didn’t see the ending coming out the way it did, I had a thought on someone else for that actually! Great read .

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Erica Fish

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay is the second book in the Madeline Dawkins series by Cynthia Hamilton. I highly suggest that you read book 1, Spouse Trap. There are some sequences in A High Price to Pay makes more sense and gives it a deeper meaning and understanding in the book. I really love Madeline in this book. It is like Ms. Hamilton took time to give the details of Madeline that were not shared in the first book. Madeline and Mike are back to investigate missing property which turns into a murder investigation. I went on the adventure with Madeline and Mike. The characters are so real that I could see myself being their friend. With this story there were moments that there was an abundance of detail. It makes reading at parts a bit too much. Do not let that stop you from reading this exciting book.

A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Emily Walsh

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay
By: Cynthia Hamilton
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins #2) by Cynthia Hamilton was a thrilling, fast pace, exciting read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

The second book in this top shelf series, we are in the hot seat with Madeline as she’s told that the man, that hunts her dreams has been cut a deal and is out on the streets again. In saying this, this series follows a continuous timeline and plot, so I highly suggest reading the first book, as you won’t get get full effect of Madeline fear, and turmoil without it.

Like the first book the tones are heavy from the start, telling you this isn’t going to be a light and fluffy read. As things get heated up, and bodies start rolling in, Madeline once again, has to use her wit, smarts and steel resolve to make it out alive. The book really highlighted her growth as a character, and seeing the progress she has made from that first book was excellent.

I will say that there were some, situations, that pulled me out of this story. There was some over-explaining in parts, and, what got me the most was the, going into too much detail about the murders. That made for weird lulls, and broken continuity. But other than that, this was a pretty solid read. The mystery was compelling, the emotions high, and the plot line itself was smooth.

So overall this book gets my high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A High Price To Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton
5-Stars
A High Price To Pay was a suspenseful and exciting novel. Madeline is given news that one of the men who left her for dead has been released. When he turns up dead a few days later things really begin to go crazy. It is enough that she is dealing with her two busy careers already.

This was such a fun and exciting read. It is the second book in this series and can be read as a standalone. It is actually the first book I have read by this author and I am definitely going to look into reading the other books in this series. I loved Madeline’s strong and self sufficient character. She was very driven despite her occasional flash backs from her traumatizing events. I also loved her partner Mike. He was funny and also protective. This was a magnificent read and I highly recommend it!

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Emma Morreale

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed Spouse Trap and was so looking forward to this book. Madeline is so much more sure of herself and I loved seeing how much she had matured as a character. She’s not throwing a minor pity party anymore because she knows she can take care of herself but also doesn’t have that superhero complex that drives me up the wall.
The story line did get a bit crowded at one point because so much was being thrown at Madeline and Mike, and even though they were repetitive in talking though details of the case, I didn’t mind that. It made me think of how I need to talk though things out loud (no matter who is around) to really get a handle on problems and such.
Overall, I loved the story and hope to see more in this series.

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Liz Vrchota

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay this series just gets better and better with each novel! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next Madeline Dawkins book, Girl Trap, but alas I will divulge some tidbits about this current installment, A High Price to Pay. In this novel we find Madeline finishing up the PI training and making the necessary steps to being a full-time detective. In order to do so she must first finish up and survive the last major event that she is responsible for. Things only take on more twists and turns when a crazed man that Madeline testified against is let out of prison on a plea deal. There is nothing boring about this novel, it just keeps on throwing punches right up until those last few chapters. I adored every moment of it and truly was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end! I look forward to seeing what will come for Madeline in the next book, I am sure it will be fantastic and most likely will be even better than this one, a hard task considering I would give this 10 stars if I could. Thank you so much for the fabulous read Ms. Hamilton!

Review by @lizaileen
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