February 10, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

THE FISHER KING

A JACK McBRIDE MYSTERY

by

Melissa Lenhardt

 
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016
Number of Pages: 380


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When the dust settles in this Texas town, who will be left standing? It’s been six weeks since Jack McBride’s life went to hell: the resolution of his first case as chief sparked a countywide drug war, his brother Eddie rode into town with a pocket full of cocaine and trouble on his mind, his estranged wife returned from her one-year sabbatical determined to win him back, and Ellie Martin ended their brief affair. To the Stillwater natives, the increase in local crime can be traced directly back to the day the outsider McBride took the job, and they’re gunning to get rid of him. One particular group is led by Joe Doyle, a successful local businessman who’s running for city council against Ellie and her plan to revitalize downtown. Now Jack has discovered proof Doyle is the biggest crime lord in the county, and, with murders piling up and the drug war intensifying, Jack suspects the crimes aren’t business, but personal—and he’s the target. The bitter election and Jack’s investigation spark old rivalries and new jealousies, making Ellie and those who love Stillwater most wonder if it’s even worth saving.


PRAISE FOR THE FISHER KING:


A fast-moving whodunit with compelling subplots and an appealing protagonist who’s likely to keep winning fans.” -- Booklist



“The Fisher King is a haunting novel about different people’s claims on a place, and the power struggles, violence, and deception they use to seize it. Dark and ominous, the novel strikes the perfect mood and will be sure to appeal to fans eager for more of McBride’s adventures.”

— Foreward Magazine



“[T]his combination of police procedural and romance puts the pedal to the metal and revs up the action.” -- Kirkus Reviews



“Melissa Lenhardt’s Jack McBride is a complex and fallible protagonist you will root for. In The Fisher King, McBride takes on small town greed and corruption to his own peril in this sexy, gritty, and gripping thriller. A terrific new series!” —Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma Jones series

“Lenhardt draws you so deep into Stillwater, Texas, you’ll think you live there and know everyone in town. In-depth characters, finely drawn descriptions, and a sure-fire plot make The Fisher King a very satisfying addition to the Texas crime fiction scene.” —Terry Shames, Macavity Award Winning author of The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake

“Melissa Lenhardt’s second Jack McBride novel, The Fisher King, is a terrific soap opera of an East Texas noir. A riveting tale of disgrace, betrayal, and redemption. . . . Lenhardt writes a hard story with a soft hand. Evocatively descriptive and painfully believable, The Fisher King is Peyton Place meets The Godfather in small-town Texas. Top notch.” —James W. Ziskin, author of the Ellie Stone series”



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The Fisher King was one of those books that I just wasn't so sure about before but since reading it, I would recommend this series to anyone who loves a action packed with a little romance book! I have to be honest and say that you have to read the first book in this series or you will be totally confused on what is going like I was. Even with me not having read the first book, it's still a pretty good book to read but it would have been better knowing more about the first story that lead to this one.

Just reading all the love triangles in this book was kinda shocking since I wasn't expecting that but it made the story for what it is. Having Jack still be in love with Ellie who he had to end their brief affair when his crazy estranged wife showed up and also having his brother around, made the ending perfect for what had happened. Some of it was confusing to read but you get what is happening and who is the real bad guy. Overall, I think I would read the first book and then go back to read this book over again just to fully be in this story because I can tell this is a awesome story and I hope that it continues with a third book in the future!!

Thank You to Melissa Lenhardt for writing a series that makes me want to read more about this town and all that live there!!


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!


 


Melissa Lenhardt writes mystery, historical fiction, and women’s fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Heater Mystery Magazine, The Western Online, andChristmas Nookies, a holiday romance anthology. Her debut novel, Stillwater, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers’ MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest. She is a member of the DFW Writers’ Workshop and vice president of the Sisters in Crime North Dallas Chapter. Melissa lives in Texas, with her husband and two sons.

  

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THREE WINNERS: 
1 -SIGNED PRINT COPY, 1 -DIGITAL COPY, 1 -$15 AMAZON GIFT CARD

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November 1 - 10, 2016

CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

11/1
Promo
11/2
Review
11/3
Guest Post 1
11/4
Excerpt
11/5
Review
11/6
Guest Post 2
11/7
Scrapbook
11/8
Review
11/9
Promo
11/10
Review
 





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