Practising Murder by Erin Unger #Suspense #BookReview


Graduate student Maddie Clare is never talking to her ex-boyfriend Joze Evans or God again. Still broken from Joze’s betrayal, Mattie has to go home for her Aunt Lonna’s funeral. But after a run-in with a stalker who insists Maddie knows the secret that had Aunt Lonna investigating him, Mattie is afraid for her life and must accept Joze’s protection.

As the stalker draws closer, Maddie and Joze have to face the past and a love that never died. Maddie sees she needs God’s help to end her fears and to get through the new danger.

Can Maddie stay out of the stalker’s grip long enough to figure out who he is and what secret he possesses? And how will Joze keep Mattie from being buried with the stalker’s true identity?

 

Biography

Erin was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. She learned to imagine the best and worst of life in those years. That imagination grew as she became a voracious reader. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel but too young for real life, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby and best friend. They have five children who are almost too old to believe and a couple grandkids.

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My Review

When Maddie Claire is attacked by a man at the carnival who insists she knows more than she’s letting on, it triggers a sequence of events Maddie could have never expected.

EMT Jose Evans wasn’t expecting to run into his ex-girlfriend at the carnival, or to find out she was in danger. Much as he wants to avoid the drama that seems to follow Maddie Claire wherever she goes, he can’t ignore his urge to protect the woman he’d once sworn to love forever.

This book had a lot of potential- look at that stunning cover!- but fell short in the plotline and badly needed editing help. Even the blurb has marked errors.

I don’t like to give negative reviews, but can’t in good conscience recommend this DNF (Did not finish) story.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

“I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”

What was the last story you couldn’t get into, and why?

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21 thoughts on “Practising Murder by Erin Unger #Suspense #BookReview

  1. What a situation to find yourself in. A great blurb.

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  2. Thoughtful review, Jacquie! I hope you love your next one! ♥️

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    1. I feel bad doing this, but it was a NetGalley review, so…

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  3. What a shame. It sounded like it had a lot of promise and the cover is awesome. I hate when I have to DNF a book.

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    1. Me, too! it leaves me wondering how it turned out, lol

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  4. oh what a shame. That title is great. I don’t rate or review the books i dnf… i don’t even rate books below 3. For me, if i can’t get into the book or the book isn’t ‘doing it’ for me, i put it aside.

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    1. Usually, I do the same, but this was a NetGalley find, so I’m obligated to post.

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      1. I know, I read the net galley tag.

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author September 13, 2019 — 9:37 am

    I’m with you the cover is amazing. Too bad the story fell short. Thanks for sharing your review Jacquie!

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    1. I think with some (okay, a lot) of editing it could be a good story. I just couldn’t get past the errors.
      Thanks for dropping by, Denise. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. It is such a shame when a story lets us down. Like yourself, I dislike giving negative reviews but sometimes it has to be so. I like you good honest reviews, Jacquie. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kevin. This story had lots of promise, maybe with a few more edits…
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. As I read the blurb, I was going, Oooooo. then Oh. Too bad that this great premise fell short. Perhaps a better editor is needed.

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    1. I tried for six chapters and then gave up- too bad, though.

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  8. I like smart angry women and she seems like both. I wish it worked out better!

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    1. Agreed, throw in a little sarcasm and you generally have me hooked 🙂

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  9. love the carnival pic! I’m scare to death of them so I think they make fantastic settings for books! so, yes, usually a lot of potential! To bad the plot was weak!

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    1. I like carnivals during the day, come night, they can definitely become spooky!
      Thanks for stopping by to comment, Daniela 🙂

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  10. Beware Of The Reader September 17, 2019 — 12:58 pm

    Well Jacquie I had a book that needed editing really bad and had so many mistakes that I could not finish it either!

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    1. It’s not something I like to do, but, as a reader, I’d prefer knowing ahead of time.

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