Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review: A Bookmarked Death by: Judi Culbertson

Title: A Bookmarked Death
Author: Judi Culbertson
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 262
Format: e-book ARC
Source: Great Escapes Book Tours


For the first time in nearly twenty years, Delhi Laine’s family is whole. But that doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. With no proof to condemn her daughter’s kidnappers, Delhi’s family is forced to share Elisa with her “adopted” parents. But when they suddenly perish in a mysterious house fire, Elisa is heartbroken…and Delhi’s husband, Colin, is charged with their murder. Delhi knows it’s up to her to prove his innocence, but the deeper she digs, the more it becomes evident that nothing is as it seems. When Elisa goes missing, Delhi fears her nightmare may be repeating itself. If she can’t clear Colin’s name and find Elisa again, there may not be another chance. Twenty years ago she lost her daughter…if she fails now, she might lose everything—and everyone—she holds dear.

My Thoughts:

I had the pleasure of reading the book prior to this one which dealt with Delhi Laine and her family as she tried to piece together what happened 20 years ago when her daughter Caitlin went missing presumedly drowning in an English river.

This book picks up after that one ended and by this point we know Elisa is Caitlin and that her parents as she knows them are the Crosley's and that they have died in a house fire.  Someone is going to a lot of trouble to point the finger of blame in Colin's direction which makes Dehli wonder what happened?  The strain of finding Caitlin Dehli thought would repair her family but it seems to not done what it should have done.  Elisa is drawing away from them adamant that Colin killed her parents cause her father sent a letter stating so.  What is really going on?  How much is someone willing to gain just to destroy Dehli's family?

Such a great story Judi Ciulbertson draws you in and you find before you know it your halfway through the story and still wanting more.  She has such great ability to write about multiple things going on not just the mystery but family dynamic as well.  I applaud her ability to really make you feel from Dehli and want the same answers she does.  It really pulls you in and won't let go!  This is the way an author should write just that ability to grip you with an engaging story that doesn't end right there.

If you haven't read this series you are totally missing out on the excitement and adventure that Delphi Laine goes on.  You have to check out these great books.

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