Unseen Motives by @JoanHallWrites #Suspense #BookReview


Things aren’t always as they seem…

Stephanie Harris is no stranger to mystery and suspense. The author of several best-selling thrillers returns to her hometown of Driscoll Lake twenty years after her father’s suicide when her great-aunt Helen dies.

She hopes to settle Helen’s affairs as quickly as possible and leave behind the place where she suffered so much heartache. Soon after her arrival, Stephanie stumbles upon information that leads her to believe that all is not as it seems.

When she digs deeper into secrets long buried, she begins to receive warning notes and mysterious phone calls. The threats soon escalate into deliberate attempts to harm her. Stephanie soon finds herself caught in a web of deceit and danger.

Undaunted, Stephanie searches for clues about the scandal surrounding her father’s death. But discovering the truth places her in the path of a cold-blooded killer.

 

Biography

Joan Hall likes to create character-driven fiction with strong, determined female leads and enigmatic male characters. She has always enjoyed reading a good mystery or suspense story, so it’s only natural that’s her favorite writing genre.

When she’s not writing, Joan likes to take nature walks, observe the night skies, and explore old cemeteries. She also likes ghost walks and learning local folklore. Joan and her husband live in Texas with their three cats.

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My Review

A stirring whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end!

Stephanie Harris lost her innocence the day her father was involved in a murder-suicide. For years, her family and the citizens of their hometown, Driscoll Lake, assumed he was guilty. But when new evidence comes to light that sheds doubt on past events, Stephanie becomes determined to find out the truth.

Threatening notes, a dangerous encounter, and mysterious phone calls send Stephanie into the arms of the local sheriff, who is determined to keep her safe from an unknown killer.

The story is well-written with a cast of interesting characters. I give Unseen Motives 4 lovely kisses!

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21 thoughts on “Unseen Motives by @JoanHallWrites #Suspense #BookReview

  1. The perfect thriller! A great review, Jacquie and loved learning more about Joan! Ghost walks, eh?! 😀

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    1. Yes, I love ghost walks. I’ve yet to encounter one but I do enjoy the stories and folklore.

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  2. Jacquie, what a lovely surprise to see this review. I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

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    1. You’ve created a great mystery here, Joan. There were a few twists I didn’t see coming!

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  3. I too enjoyed this book. Joan’s love of all things spooky really shines through.Thanks for sharing your review, Jacquie 😊

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    1. That scary factory really spooked me out! lol

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    2. Thanks, Harmony. I’ve always liked spooky things (and of course, unsolved mysteries)!

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  4. I really enjoyed this book. So nice to see it getting a bit of press today.

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    1. Hi Craig,
      I enjoyed the suspense aspect of this book. It kept me turning the pages 🙂

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    2. Thank you so much, Craig!

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author November 19, 2019 — 10:33 am

    Great review, Jacquie:) I read and enjoyed this. I have the rest of the series coming up soon on my TBR list!

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    1. Joan has created an interesting setting in Driscoll Lake, I hope to read the rest of the series as soon as I catch up to my writing commitments! lol

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    2. Thanks so much, Denise!

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  6. What a lovely review for Joan’s book. I’ve read this one and really enjoyed it. Well, actually I’ve read the whole series. I lvoe the small town setting and the characters she created!

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    1. I loved how well-rounded the characters were; some seemed mysterious, others snoopy 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Mae. I’m still partial to some of those early characters, even though I’m now writing a new series.

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  7. Nice review, Jacquie – and congrats to Joan!

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    1. Thanks, Teri! My first Joan Hall book, but not my last 🙂

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    2. Thanks so much, Teri!

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