Shattered by Death, by Catherine Finger: Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Shattered by Death
Author: Catherine Finger
Release Date: June 2016
When Josie’s abusive soon-to-be-ex-husband had an affair with another woman, Josie could have murdered them. When someone does, Jo is the prime suspect and the only one who can solve the case.
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What an explosive second book in this wonderful series. Jo is one of those characters who hits the ground running. She absolutely runs away with this story and takes the reader along for the ride.
When Jo finds herself in a heap of trouble, there are only a handful of people who might stand by her side, and one who just might not mind staying there forever.
There is a good deal of mystery and tension throughout the story, and Jo is never certain of just who she can trust. Even those who should be allies will become suspect. I love how Catherine Finger kept Josie guessing.
The first person narration is not one I read often, but I found it provided a certain closeness to the story as Jo comes face to face with her husband’s death and the subsequent fallout as she becomes the prime suspect. The first person also takes the reader deeper into the story as Jo traverses her newfound faith and struggles to become closer with God.
While I’ve not read book one, yet, I do recommend you read this series in order. The deeper it goes, the more things make sense if you’ve read the previous books. You won’t regret it, trust me.
I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Catherine Finger loves to dream, write, and tell stories. Recently retired from a wonderful career in public education, she celebrates the ability to choose how to spend her time in a new way during the second half of life. So far, she chooses to write books, ride horses, serve others, and generally find her way into and out of trouble both on the road and at home. She lives in the Midwest with a warm and wonderful combination of family and friends.
Capsized by Death, the fourth novel in her Jo Oliver Thriller series, will be released by Elk Lake Publishing in November 2019. Anchored by Death, the third of her Jo Oliver novels, was a Bronze Medal winner at the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards; a 2018 Selah Awards finalist; and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards. Her second Jo Oliver Thriller, Shattered by Death, was a finalist in the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Catherine and her novels have been featured on radio stations, blogs, and in numerous articles—all posted at www.CatherineFinger.com.
Catherine loves to interact with her readers at www.CatherineFinger.com Follow her on Facebook at Catherine Finger, Author, and on Twitter at CatherineFinger@BeJoOliver.
More from Catherine
“If you could kill someone and get away with it, what would you do? How would you do it?”
Having posed this question over dessert during a really good first date several years ago—to my surprise and delight my date proceeded to share a story about an international cosmetic gone badly awry. I was so taken with this story, that I couldn’t wait to get home and start writing. And I did. That night I sat down to write a scene between two powerful women, intending one to toy with the other by playing with a jar of deadly moisturizer as they interacted.
As I wrote that night, an unexpected scene involving spiritual warfare popped into my head and onto the screen. The edgy, scary, lock-your-doors-before reading story I called Shattered by Death was born.
While the moisturizer scene didn’t ultimately stay in the book, the idea of powerful women pitted against each other did. I strive to create antagonists that are as strong—or stronger—than Jo Oliver. When I feel the tension of wondering whether or not Josie is going to make it out alive—that’s when I know I’m in the middle of a great story.
I hope you think so too.
Enjoy the read!
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To celebrate her tour, Catherine is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!