Monday, May 9, 2011

Book Review: Murder on the Interstate by Jean Henry Mead

Buckle up for a multi-state mystery that will have you turning pages faster than you can say "retirement."
In this third book of Jean Henry Mead's Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series, baby boomers Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty grab the attention of homegrown terrorists when they stop to assist a car accident victim.

It doesn't take them long to discover the woman is dead, and it wasn't the accident that killed her. When Dana is kidnapped, she makes it her mission to figure out why this woman died and to bring her killer to justice. She has no idea what she has just stepped into.

Jean is a new client of mine through Pump Up Your Book. I haven't read the first two books in this series, but it isn't necessary because Murder on the Interstateis a perfect stand alone novel: just enough backstory to bring readers up to speed with the characters and lots of action and adventure to propel the current story forward.

Blended with humor and light romance, this mystery/suspense novel offers a well-written story, a unique plot, and superbly drawn characters. In addition to Dana and Sarah, Dana's daughter Kerrie, an investigative reporter, gets pulled in to help the ladies uncover clues. Toss in Walter, a love-smitten sheriff who is trying to make his relationship with Dana a more permanent one, and you have tension in many more ways than one.

What I love about Murder on the Interstate is that it portrays older woman as being resourceful, intelligent, and nowhere close to kicking up their feet and letting the world pass them by. Dana and Sarah are both sixty years old. While they might need a nap here or there, they still manage to get involved in car chases, escape kidnappers,and be thorns in the sides of the bad guys. Dana and Sarah's friendship is wonderfully portrayed, and it's nice to see their similiarities and differences blended so well.

If you're looking for adventure, if you're looking for a well-plotted mystery, if you're looking for a story with memorable characters, you don't need to look any further than Murder on the Interstate by Jean Henry Mead.

Video trailer for Murder on the Interstate coming soon!

Title:  Murder on the Interstate
Author: Jean Henry Mead
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
ISBN-10: 1610090144
ISBN-13: 978-1610090148
SRP:  $14.95

The author's virtual book tour takes place from May 2-May 27. Three copies of Murder on the Interstate will be given away and one of the winners (from a drawing of blog visitors leaving comments) will be a character in her next book. The tour schedule is posted at: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2011/03/25/murder-on-the-interstate-virtual-book-tour-may-2011/


The author paid a fee to have her book promoted by a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. The fee did not include a review. I received no monetary compensation to provide my honest opinion.

7 comments:

Jean Henry Mead said...

Thanks for the nice review, Cheryl. I hope you enjoyed the book.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great review, sounds intriguing.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Thank you, TBM. I hope yu get a chance to read it. :)

Sunny Frazier said...

We at Oak Tree Press are very excited to have Jean publishing with us. I have followed her blogs for years. She has done much for the writing community in many genres.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Thank you, Sunny! It's a pleasure to be a member of Oak Tree Press and its stable of talented and award-winning authors.

Jean Henry Mead said...
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Jean Henry Mead said...

Thanks for the great review, Cheryl.