Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Review: Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith

Deputy Tempe Crabtree is back in Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith.

Tempe has her hands full with a rash of burglaries and the murder of two older women. Were these harmless ladies the victims of an addict who wanted their prescription drugs?

A fast-moving thunderstorm quickly adds to Tempe's woes. With the water rising, temporary shelters are set up and relocated residents' tempers flare. A mud slide blocks the road into town, stranding the residents of Bear Creek--including the murderer.

Superb! Thrilling! A real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series has been one of my favorites since I began reading it. I never miss a book. In this installment, Tempe is battling many issues. There's a burglar on the loose, which leads to her being yanked out of bed at an ungodly hour. The murder of two best friends is puzzling, and a raging storm leaves everyone on edge. So, in addition to trying to fight crime, Tempe is put in the undesirable position of having to notify people to evacuate to shelters, break up disagreements, and keep herself out of danger. There is so much going on in this book, you'll be flying through it and be eager to read it over again once you're done.

Meredith has spent a good deal of time with Tempe, her family, and the residents of Bear Creek. It shows. Her characters are well-developed. There's enough back story so newcomers to the series aren't lost, but enough new characters and crime solving to keep long time fans satisfied. I like how each book stands alone, but also helps move the characters along in their lives in the process. We don't see Detective Morrison in this book, but Meredith smartly includes conversations between Morrison and Tempe, so the character is not forgotten. He and Nick Two John are my favorite characters.

If you're looking for a riveting mystery, you'll want to pick up a copy of Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith.

I received a free electronic copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

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Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you so much for this great review! I want to remind folks, that there is a contest going--the person who comments on the most blogs on this tour can have their name used for a character in the next book.

H'mmm, I'm surprised that Morrison is one of your favorite characters.

Cheryl said...

LOL! He shouldn't be, but he is. He's rough around the edges and doesn't give Tempe too much encouragement. I think of him as a Columbo type character.

Anonymous said...

Awesome review and book trailer, Marilyn. Congrats!

Anne K. Albert said...

Super book trailer, Marilyn. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading Raging Water!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Susan, thank you! I'm thrilled about the review and love, love the trailer.

Thank you, Anne, for commenting and I'm glad you're enjoying the book.

Lorna Collins - Author said...

Congrats, my friend. Of course, I'd expect no less than stellar reviews for your books.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Lorna. It's always great to get a good review--I've had some strange ones at time. Thanks for commenting.

Cindy Sample said...

Marily, what a terrific review, but absolutely expected for any of your books. That is a fabulous trailer. Too many trailers are slow and end up discouraging me from buying the book but I loved this one. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It's nice to see support for fellow authors.

I'm glad you like the trailer. I have to admit I've made a few that were too long in the past, but when you have an author who provides a succinct synopsis like this one, it's much easier.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Cindy, thank you for your kind words. Cheryl made the trailer and I love, love, love it!

Jake said...

OK you always add something new when posting today was no exception. Thanks