Once again I find myself at a loss for words. What can you say about The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton? I can honestly say that out of all the Mysteries that I have read since the beginning of this year Madeline and Mike have intrigued me the most. I love these little mysteries, it seems like there’s a different theme that runs through each one and it certainly was the for this one. But the most exciting thing about this mystery is that the romance between Madeline and Mike has been driving me crazy. They are, they aren’t, there might be someone else. You know it was just making me a nervous wreck. This story… well you’re just going to have to read it yourself.
The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton was a great read. Two murder mysteries that provided a lot of insight into the characters. I loved Madeline’s perspective, she painted a very vivid thought process and was definitely great to see come back into the workforce after what she endured. I am a huge fan of true crime and this checked every box. I did not want to put it down.
The Trouble With Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton was another great read in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series! I’ve enjoyed reading this series, and this latest installment wasn’t a disappointment. The characters continued being amazing, the plot and storyline was incredible, while being super thrilling as well. This series just keeps getting better, the further you read. I highly recommend not just this book, but the series as well, and I can’t wait to read more in the future!
The Trouble With Paradise By Cynthia Hamilton is the fourth book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series. This book, just as its predecessors can be read as a stand alone, however I absolutely recommend reading them all in order! I have loved this series from book one, and this addition certainly did not disappoint! Cynthia has yet again written another masterpiece that kept me on the edge of my seat with each page! I absolutely loved this book and wholeheartedly recommend it!
The Trouble with Paradise is the 4th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series and in my opinion, as someone who has read all of these books, they keep getting better and better. Madeline is a great character who, despite all the challenges thrown at her, never stops until the mystery is solved and the relationship between her and her partner Mike, grows in each book and I am looking forward to seeing how that goes. In this book Madeline and Mike are faced with the investigations into two cases, one of a widow trying to prove she didn’t kill her husband and the other of a widow trying to find the truth in her husbands death while also trying to deal with the reappearance of Madeline’s despicable ex. As with all of the Madeline Dawkins books the author keeps you guessing right until the end. I would highly recommend this book, and the whole series to those who love a good mystery and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.
The Trouble With Paradise is book 4 in the Madeline Dawkins series. This series is a favourite of mine, and I would recommend staring at book one if you haven’t already. Knowing the back-stories and the characters makes this book even more enjoyable.
Book 4 sees Madeline and her partner Mike investigating new mysteries, and dredging up the past in more ways than one. Both cases involve murdered husbands and their widows. As the duo dig to find out the truth they unearth some truths and surprises that help them make sense of things.
I’ve been a fan of this series since book one. I love the character development, seeing Madeline change and grow to become an even stronger person, ready to help people despite her own misfortunes. I also enjoy watching the relationship between Madeline and Mike develop as the series goes on. This is a series that always leaves you wanting more, I can’t wait for the next instalment!
The Trouble With Paradise (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 4)
4 out of 5 stars
It’s hard to believe this is the fourth book in the Madeline Dawkins series, in many cases I would have lost interest in a series before now!
The Trouble With Paradise is my favorite Madeline Dawkins book so far. There are a lot of moving parts that kept me interested from start to finish. I have mentioned it in the past but I still really enjoy watching the progression of Madeline. I find her character to be realistic and the kind you can’t help but root for, she feels like a friend of your own.
I look forward to what is to come next for the series.
The Trouble With Paradise
The Madeline Dawkins Series
By Cynthia Hamilton
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This book is a full length crime novel. So much so it is a must read.
Madeline Dawkins is at it again. With her partner Mike Delaney working on a new set of crimes. One woman is in prison, was she wrongly accused? Maybe! Another is convinced her husband did not kill himself, is she right? Oh why not bring in Madeline s ex? He wants help for a friend.
So much work to be done! Is Madeline and Mike ready for this set of unsolved crimes?
Cynthia Hamilton has written several crime thrillers. This series alone will keep you reading and wanting so much more. I love the characters she has chosen. They make their crimes questionable. Madeline in herself has grown with her cases. She seems more together with even more confidence, which makes for a great detective heroine. I am looking forward to the next book by Cynthia Hamilton!
The Trouble With Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton a fantastic five-star read. This is number four in the Madeline Dawkins series and they just go from strength to strength, Madeline and Mike make such a great team they pull you into the story, you watch it unfurl and reveal the twists and complexities of the story that will just keep you on tenterhooks until the very end. Two deaths of two husbands, should be separate and simple, shouldn’t they? Well you need to read the story to find out, as you will be dragged into the story and put the pieces together as you read. But will you get the whole picture by the end or be left wondering till the story reveals itself.
Review by @saraoxo
We all have those authors whose books we will purchase without even reading what the actual book is about because we love that author so much. Cynthia Hamilton is that author for me. I LOVE her writing style and the way she creates a story so in depth it’s like you’re an active member of the story or at the very least- watching it like a movie. This is my 4th Madeline Dawkins Mystery book, and I cannot wait for another one. She struck gold with this series. I love Maddie and Mike to no end! This book will give you multiple different scenarios for a couple of cases that have been dumped on the duo. Will Steven Ridley be a problem for them this go around? What other kinds of trouble can these two with their new crew at MDPI get into? Read to find those answers and so many more.
This genre is what I normally go for, but this series has done really shown me a different side to the crime/mystery genre and I have grown to really enjoy it. Cynthia Hamilton has once again drawn me into this read and made me forget everything around me! It had me turning the pages quickly wanting to find out more. This book is filled with suspense, mystery, action and leaves you guessing what could happen next. I can’t wait to see what will happen next in this series until then I highly recommend this read!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
STOP! If you have not read books 1-3, do that first before opening this one, its needed to know all that’s going on here in this book.
We get to see some more growth for our characters in this book. Investigating not one but two cases involving dead husbands, we dive right in and are taken for quite the spin. And if that’s not enough, let’s throw in an ex with his own cry for help.
The story moved well, and we get to see all the details and are able to paint the picture in our minds of what is going on.
Good read, great series!
This is book four in Cynthia Hamilton’s ‘Madeline Dawkins Mystery’ series and having read and thoroughly enjoyed the previous three books I was really looking forward to this latest instalment and was definitely not disappointed. This series just keeps getting better and better, Madeline is a great main character and heroine of the stories and I felt like I was back with an old friend whilst reading this novel. In, ‘The Trouble with Paradise’ a person from Madeline’s past threatens her future and everything she has built for herself since leaving her husband and becoming a private investigator. Her latest cases along with partner Mike Delaney come personally from the Santa Barbara D.A. and include the case of a widow who is insistent that she did not kill her much older husband. The other is a widow who does not agree that her husband took his own life. Whilst sifting through the greed and betrayal involved in these cases to determine the truth, Madeline is reminded of her own past. Meanwhile, Madeline’s ex husband comes back into her life wanting to clear the name of an inmate, Lindsay Bartholomew who is adamant that she has been set up and is not guilty of the crimes she’s in prison for. Not believing her ex husband could be a changed man, Madeline focuses on her investigations. It soon becomes clear that if the killer is not already in prison then he is still free and will continue his murder spree to remain safe himself.
This story had me hooked from page one and kept me guessing until the last page, it has a fast paced and exciting storyline. The novel is full of drama and suspense, and I like how the author weaves the personal aspects of Madeline and Mike’s lives into the murder, mystery, crime story. It can be read as a standalone story, however the reader would understand more of Madeleine’s backstory if they have read the previous books in the story.
I definitely recommend this novel and think that it is a five star read.
The Trouble with Paradise is a Madeline Dawkins Mystery by Cynthia Hamilton, the fourth in the series. I was drawn to it by the title, promising a gorgeous setting and captivating mystery. The book delivered on both fronts!
Injured in a previous case, our heroine Madeline has just come back to her job as a PI. We get glimpses throughout that she is still healing physically and mentally, but she is determined not to be held back. She’s a likeable character, using her social skills to get (almost) everyone to open up to her whilst constantly processing things that don’t quite fit.
Setting-wise, I particularly liked the ranch and vineyard! It was beautifully described, and such a great location being by the sea. I wanted to be there, tasting the wine and enjoying the view (as long as there weren’t any tragic accidents happening on that particular day…).
Madeline and her partner Mike have two big cases keeping them occupied throughout the book. Both involve men dying in mysterious circumstances, leaving behind widows who aren’t satisfied with the official causes and reasons for their deaths. The pair of PIs try to approach both cases with open, fresh minds to discover the truth and ensure that justice is served.
I really enjoyed this book – it gets five stars from me. I haven’t read any of the earlier books in the series but they’re on my tbr list now. The story made enough sense without them, but I’m sure they would have given me a lot more background on the central characters.
I would recommend this book to fans of a good murder mystery, who will enjoy being transported to a beautiful Californian setting.
Madeline Dawkins and her partner Mike take one not one but two cases for their PI business to work on in this installment of the series. One case is looking into a man’s suicide which his wife doesn’t believe he would have done it. The other is a wife accused of killing her husband where the crime just doesn’t seem to fit.
I love seeing how much Madeline has grown in confidence and strength in each book. And Madeline & Mike’s relationship and how they work in tandem really makes the story flow.
When two husbands die and are classed as suicides but the widows aren’t convinced, so will the budding detectives solve the mystery.
The story takes place four months after the last book and the two detectives take on the cases of two wealthy men who have been found dead, one wife has been charged with one of the murders and is currently in jail but the other wife is adamant that her husband was murdered so Madeline and Mike start investigating.
As the story weaves through the book you get drawn into the mystery as you delve into the world of these two investigators. There are some shocking twists and the way the story has layers within the book you are guessing as you turn the pages to book to solve the mysteries.
I love this series and I would recommend reading the the other books first, although this story is a stand alone story there are other elements to the history of the main characters which weave through the first three books. I love the well developed main characters and the thriller aspect of the stories makes for a great read. I can’t wait to read the next installment and see how these two characters develop in the future.
Reviewed by Angela Shirley
The Trouble With Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton
The Trouble With Paradise is the fourth book in the Madeline Dawkins series by Cynthia Hamilton. This series keeps getting better and better. This series is best if you read it in order. You will miss out on important backstory and they are all very good reads. Madeline and Mike really take us on an adventure in this new installment. The characters are growing as this series progresses and the story flows smoothly. I’m really glad I was introduced to this author and have put her on my must read list.
The Trouble With Paradise (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton
I think this is my favorite of the series so far. I’m sure I felt that way about the last one too but I really enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book. Madeline is a bad a&^ lady and she proves it time and time again.
The two cases Madeline and Mike have this time are almost impossible to figure out. Two women widowed. One is jail, one isn’t but they both want answers. If anyone can figure out what happened it’s Madeline and Mike.
Can we talk about Samir for just a second? How awesome is he? I feel he is under appreciated and no matter what Madeline does for him it will never be enough.
Can’t wait for the next book to come out so I can find out what happens next.
This is book 4 in the Madeline Dawkins series and these books keep getting better and better. It is a great faced paced read and keeps you guessing every step of the way.
After 4 months out recovering from injury Madeline is back at the PI firm with Mike ready to solve more cases.
When 2 cases arrive at once they have their work cut out for them. One case is brought to them by a friend. The other is brought to them by their enemy.
The 1st case is a woman who’s husband died from suicide, well that was the finding but his wife Natalie doesn’t believe that is the case. Did Andrew commit suicide or was it something more sinister? Also are Natalie’s motives for finding the truth the motives of a bereaved widow or is there more to it?
The second case was brought to them by Madeline’s ex husband who we know can’t be trusted. This case involves the murder of a man by tractor accident. However the police don’t believe it was an accident and arrest his wife Lyndsey for his murder. Was it just a tragic accident? Is his wife really guilty or murdering her husband or is someone else to blame?
The Trouble with Paradise is the fourth book in The Madeline Dawkins Series by Cynthia Hamilton which is a thriller. I have loved this series since the first book, and this one didn’t disappoint. Again, we follow Mike and Madeline who I come to love more as each book comes. This story follows the death of two different guys and whose wives need help bringing the truth to light. You won’t be disappointed with this book, it’s a really good read that answers some questions.
The Trouble With Paradise (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton. Another fantastic addition to a series I’ve decided is in my top favorites for this years. Sometimes I find series that go for a while can lose something along the way and I get bored but once again this author proves that’s not always the case. I’ve loved watching these characters grow throughout this series. This book involves two different cases which may make you think it’ll be too busy but I for one found it’s got a perfect balance. The characters pull you into their world so completely I lost track of time and the outside world for a while and loved every minute. The storyline is well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I’m giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it. Can’t wait for more!
The Trouble With Paradise is the 4th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series by Cynthia Hamilton. Each book can be read as a standalone but in my opinion I think you’d get more from the series if you read it all from the beginning and in order. This is a fantastic mystery series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
As much as I loved the first book in this series, I think it gets better and better as it goes on and we get to spend more time in the company of Madeline Dawkins and her partner Mike Delaney. Just reading the blurb, I was already hooked and that was before I even started reading – Two dead husbands – Accident, Suicide or Murder?
Yet again Cynthia Hamilton had written an intricate storyline with so many twists and turns that you can’t put this book down. I absolutely loved this book. The two cases that Madeline and Mike are working on are full of mystery, danger and intrigue and are highly entertaining. I was totally absorbed by both cases and couldn’t wait to see how they unravelled.
Madeline and Mike are both amazing characters. I could read their exploits for hours on end. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
I really enjoyed this Cynthia Hamilton book, just as much as the other ones that i read. The characters and the many twists and turns of the story. The suspense and mystery will keep you wanting more and more. I could not put this book down until the very end. I am looking forward to reading more from Ms. Hamilton.
The Trouble With Paradise is the fourth book in The Madeline Dawkins Series by Cynthia Hamilton. Madeline Dawkins is a private investigator with her partner Mike Delaney. The Santa Barbara D.A. calls up Madeline about figuring out how two men died. Unfortunately, Madeline isn’t a stranger to troubled marriages. Not only does Madeline have to worry about solving these two cases, but now her ex-husband is trying to clear the name of an inmate. I loved the way the author was able to carry out multiple storylines and how well she was able to tie them together. You’ve got two men dead, one who may have been killed by his wife and the other who may have killed himself. Then there is the storyline of Madeline’s ex-husband trying to clear Lindsay Bartholomew’s name. This is the second story I’ve read in this series and I definitely preferred Madeline in this story. I look forward to seeing what Madeline is up to in the next book.
Madeline’s cases continue to get even more interesting as she’s attempting to solve two which seem to be at the same time, assisting two different widows in two very different scenarios. Madeline’s ex is out of prison and needs Madeline’s own partner to help clear his name. As the two cases coincide with one another, Madeline must figure out both simultaneously. I can’t help but love Mike and Madeline’s relationship even if it is a power duo saving the world but it would be better if they become official as a couple. Just me wishful thinking on where I hope their story goes because I’ve enjoyed every book’s installment so far so this one is no exception.
The trouble with paradise
Book 4 of Madeline Dawkins series, we continue to follow Mike and Madeline who are private detectives, Madeline is recovering from being shot and comes back to work. The two find themselves with two similar cases and Madeline’s ex shows up again in this story. All in all I like this book. It answers more questions left after the last book and has a really good ending. You will enjoy reading this book and enjoy how these characters develop.
This is the fourth book in this series…and it just keeps on rollin’. This book is interesting in that there are two cases being investigated simultaneously…and everything is not quite as it appears to be. Madeline is approached by the DA to look into a suicide when the widow is convinced there is more at play. Meanwhile, Mike is approached by Steven (yes…Madeline’s ex) to look into a murder on behalf of another inmate.
There is a lot going on in this book with the different story lines…but as they move forward, Mike and Madeline find that there are some similarities that could link the two. But, if they are linked, then where is the mastermind behind it all? You will have to read it to find out.
This story, while busy with storylines, doesn’t really move forward in terms of character growth. Don’t get me wrong, Madeline has grown a lot since book 1. Maybe I just want more. Both she and Mike are great people and I want to see more from them. But, all in all, it is another great book in this series!
“Two women in a world of misery, both widowed by circumstances that haven’t been sufficiently explained,”
The Trouble With Paradise is the fourth book in the Madeline Dawkins series by Cynthia Hamilton. I am soooooooooo in love with this series- hands down one of the best discoveries I have made this year!!!! This is one of those series that you can read over and over again and never tire of it. After reading the first book and loving it so much, I was compelled to go on a one-click spree for any other books that I could find in the series. I ended up reading the series back to back, and several times over- that’s how much I enjoyed them.
I went into this book with extremely high expectations because all the previous books were so brilliant- so part of me was a little trepidatious about reading it, wondering if Cynthia Hamilton could sustain the momentum and deliver another thrilling mystery. So, I am thrilled to say that I should never have doubted her as this book is every bit as wonderful and brilliant as the previous books- setting my anticipation levels on high for the release of Book Five!!!
The story is so cleverly woven with intriguing mystery, suspense, drama, engrossing developments, action, danger, tension, romance, emotion, and so much more. Cynthia Hamilton once again puts Madeline and Mike through their paces- weaving a smart and thought provoking mystery infused with a dangerous tension that kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the story.
This story takes place four months after the events of the previous book. Madeline and Mike end up with two cases involving grieving widows who need help to uncover what really happened to their husbands. One widow is in jail, charged with the murder of her older, wealthy husband. But did she really kill him? And if not, then what really happened? The other widow wants to prove that her husband’s death definitely wasn’t suicide. But, what will our detectives discover? As I have come to expect from Cynthia Hamilton, nothing is ever simple. She always manages to weave a complex, multilayered mystery with more than a few twisty surprises to get me sitting up and really paying attention. Add in the fact that Madeline’s snake of an ex is now released from prison, had me wondering what he was up to, and when he would make his move. He seems to have turned over a new leaf- but Madeline (and I) know better- and just how underhanded and vile he can be. So what unfolds makes for quite a thrilling read!
As I have mentioned previously, I think The Madeline Dawkins books would make a fantastic television series- reminding me a lot of the old Moonlighting series with Cybil Shephard and Bruce Willis- but with more danger, excitement, and a modern ‘feel’.
So, if you love a cleverly crafted and thrilling mystery then what are you waiting for! Grab yourself a copy and dive in- but be prepared to develop an addiction to Cynthia Hamilton’s stories- you may find that one book will never be enough.
I am so desperate to find out what’s in store for Maddie and Mike- especially after the way this book ended! So, bring on Book Five!!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!! I can’t wait!
Thank you, Cynthia Hamilton!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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A blast from Madeline’s past threatens everything she has built for herself.
Madeline Dawkins knows all about troubled marriages. So when the Santa Barbara D.A. makes a personal appeal to the private investigator, it dredges up everything she’s hoped to forget.
A widow insists she didn’t kill her older husband. Another is convinced that her husband didn’t take his own life.
Madeline and her partner, Mike Delaney, sort through the greed and betrayal to find the truth, digging up the secrets both husbands have taken to their graves.
And it’s not just the D.A. who is hoping the skilled detectives can solve a longshot case. Madeline’s ex-husband wants to clear the name of Lindsay Bartholomew, an inmate who insists she has been set up to take the fall for someone else’s crimes.
Madeline doesn’t want to believe her ex could be a changed man, just as she doesn’t want to believe that these lost cause cases are anything but open and shut.
But as she starts peering into the once beautiful lives of these couples, she’ll learn that if a certain killer isn’t already behind bars, then that hunter is still free…
…and more than capable of murdering to stay that way.
The Trouble With Paradise is the fourth installment in the Madeline Dawkins series.
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Cynthia Hamilton turned to writing while fighting a mystery illness that went misdiagnosed for nine years. Forgetting that she couldn’t write if her life depended on it, she wrote her first book in secret, just in case it didn’t amount to anything. Nineteen years later, she has written twelve books and published ten of them. She writes general fiction and mystery-suspense novels, as well as some non-fiction. “Once Upon A Lyme…A Tale of Two Journey” documents her harrowing odyssey through late-stage Lyme disease and the unexpected upside of becoming a writer. The Patience of Karma—her latest novel—is the fifth book in her Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series.
The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton. This is the 4th book in the Madeline Dawkins Mystery series. These have been such fun books to read. This is the story of 2 dead husbands and their wives. One wife is in jail for the crazy tractor death of her much older husband and the other wife is convinced that her husband’s death was not a suicide like they are trying to make her believe. Madeline has been on rest for 4 months and during that time her ex husband in jail has gotten parole and has asked Mike to help him figure out if Lindsay Bartholomew was set up for her husband’s death. At the same time Santa Barbara District Attorney Conrad Adams is helping Mike and Madeline search for answers in Lindsay Bartholomew’s husband “suicide”. Will Mike and Madeline solve these mysteries before someone else dies and will they discover that these 2 men had a lot more in common than it seems. Read The Trouble with Paradise to find out.
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