Welcome to my tour stop for Mirror Deep by Joss Landry. This is an adult/new adult romantic suspense and the tour runs January 13-31st with mostly reviews. Be sure to stop by the tour page for the list of tour stops.
Genre: Romantic Suspense recommended for 16+
Length: 456 pages
Release date: Oct. 2012
Katherine Bonner with the golden eyes and a golden, enchanted life is well on her way to becoming a horse whisperer. Tall, athletic, she loves to ride, and she can usually exact good behavior from most wild steed, except from Pierce who bucks her at every crack of the whip.
Pierce is top honcho in charge of the fifteen hundred acre ranch, Bonner-Willow. Although he owns a Master’s in business administration, he loves to be around horses. He considers himself more of a cowboy than a CEO.
When Kat becomes the bearer of unexpected news about her past from ex-convict, ex-lawyer Victor Horn, she wonders how she will ever find her roots and manage to put the pieces of her life back together again. She turns to Pierce, the dark hair and blue eyed hunk whom Kat believes, thinks he is God's gift to women.
Pierce reluctantly agrees to help, partly for reasons of his own. He worries about his lawyerly father being involved with Victor's murder. As Pierce and Kat travel to Chicago together, they walk right into a criminal investigation headed by two bumbling detectives. Kat makes a date with a potential serial killer, and Pierce, whose affection for Kat is slowly changing to one of deeper commitment, worries about her safety. Meanwhile, Kat bumps into a doppelganger she believes is stalking her, only to discover that no one else ever sees her.
Mirror Deep uncovers many twists and turns designed to keep the reader guessing until the end. Through all the action, Pierce remains by Kat's side. Will he be able to hide from Kat his mounting desire? Will Kat find who this look alike is and why she is trying to warn her? Does Kat follow a stranger to Paris, France simply to put miles between her and Pierce or to avoid the threat of a potential killer?
I really enjoyed this book! There were so many things going on that I was constantly guessing on what might happen next, how the situations were going to get resolved, how the mysteries were going to be figured out, and if Pierce would let Kat know exactly how he felt.
The chemistry between the two main characters, Pierce and Kat, is obvious right from the start. They are second cousins, which in historical novels isn't a hindrance to romance, but in more modern days is frowned upon. So I wasn't sure how this was going to play out.
The murder and suspicious deaths in this book, along with the news that Kat finds out before the lawyer's murder, is the main story element that really kept me hooked. I enjoyed reading about the search for clues and answers, how more people keep getting drawn into the mystery, and how the author keeps you guessing about everything.
I found myself not wanting to put the book down to do anything that needed done here at home. I kept putting off dinner, then laundry, then bedtime, trying to get to the next chapter, mystery, or clue. The twists kept coming and the story kept me engrossed until the very end.
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good whodunit mixed with a little romantic thread running though it. This story really delves into and makes you think about identity. Does who you are depend on who you think you are? Does a name really mean that much to you as an individual? Does who raised you define who you are to become as an adult? Yes, this book is a thinking person's mystery! Or maybe I am reading too much into it! I tend to over-think everything.
Did I mention there are horses? I love horses and if there is a horse anywhere in the book, it makes me smile. Horses are all through this story. I really enjoyed that.
Guest Post by author Joss Landry:
I began writing fiction for fun. Having written copy all my life, for advertising, promoting a business or selling a cause, my views shifted as I thought it might be time to have fun with writing. I have these stories in my head with all their characters patiently waiting a turn to go down on paper. My wish became a quest for fun. Now, I feel a shift stirring, a need for fiction/fun in books. So in doing so, I vow to keep the pleasure alive, the drama exciting and the ending… Well, I can’t give this away now can I?
Furthermore, there has never been a better time to express our vision of how the world appears to us. What better way to do so than through fiction? I read stories of fellow authors and find their vision to be colorful angles and insightful clues, which blend well with mine. A time of solidarity is emerging as we connect with people around the world, finding so many similarities between one another that the various bonds we form are spanning the globe and breaking down all barriers.
This was my goal in writing Mirror Deep, the ‘message in a book’ I promise to deliver in all the stories I write. As Kat opens her mind, tears down the walls around her, she discovers many layers she never realized she owned. She finds the power to fall in love, means to accept friendship and will meet up with the challenge to forgive. Through her metamorphosis, Pierce watches and becomes captivated with Kat’s inner beauty, and you can’t really blame him. To gain momentum on living out our beliefs will inspire others to love, and to join in the clamor for world harmony.
About the Author:
Joss has worked as a consultant for more than twenty years, writing copy for marketing firms and assisting
Blessed with four children and five grandchildren, she resides in Montreal with her husband, a staunch supporter, and enjoys spending her time biking, rollerblading, playing tennis and swimming. She loves creating stories, as she says that it fulfills her need to think outside the box.
start-up companies launch their business. She recently made the switch from composing copy and promos, to writing fiction and prose. She is developing her style through courses and the support of other writers. A recent graduate of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is presently working on honing three other novels for publication.
This tour was organized and put together by CBB Book Promotions.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the ebook mentioned above free for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I was not required to leave a positive review.