Monday, May 2, 2011

Revenge Served Cold...Jackie Fullerton

About the Book:

  • Pub. Date: May 2010
  • Publisher: Thomas House Publishing
  • Author: Jackie Fullerton


Kathy Spence awakens in the middle of the night and finds herself in a living nightmare. Her husband has been run down and she is the primary suspect. With an eyewitness to the crime and proof that her car was the murder weapon, it appears to be an open and shut case. Terrified for her future, Kathy turns to amateur sleuth Anne Marshall for help. Believing in Kathy's innocence, Anne launches her own investigation, uncovering proof of a conspiracy that reaches from Kathy's past and threatens her own life. In a race against time, Anne must count on her close friends and even the ghost of her father to help her bring a killer to justice before it's too late.

My Thoughts:
Is it possible to hate some one so much that you obsess about them suffering, although they had no idea of why you hate them?

Revenge Served Cold shows readers how far someone will go to get revenge on someone else. The story starts with the prologue showing Professor Spence is plowed down in the middle of the street after meeting up with a long time college friend. Professor Spence is pronounced dead on the spot. The prime suspect is his wife and her car is found across the street from their house with the fender bent and the window smashed with blood on it. After seeing that, of course you would think it was the wife, slam dunk. However, that's just too easy. Yeah, that's what I thought as well.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do I watch a lot of the crime shows on the Discovery channel. In rreal life, the crime is never solved in a "slam dunk". 

In the beginning we find out that the "friend" Professor Spence met up with was his college roommate and best friend who was also his wife's ex-boyfriend. Well, he may have had a motif. But no, we find out there was another friend, Alice Dearborn who had been in love with the friend all this time and would do ANYTHING to win his love. 

Although I found the story to be predictable, there was enough climax and suspense to it once Anne and her "partner in crime", her dad's ghost, gets involved. Anne, who is named Miss Marple by her friends, gets involved in helping to solve the crime. This is something she's done before in the past it seems. Well, had it not been for Anne and her ghost, Professor Spence's wife would have gotten indicted and the real criminals would have gotten away.

I think Revenge Served Cold was a quick and easy read. There was a little humor. If you are looking for a quick and easy crime sleuth book, Revenge Served Cold will fit the bill.

DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which I was asked to review by The Cadence Group.

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