Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review: Solomon's Whisper by Sandra Brannan

Published September 2014
by Greenleaf Book Group

Solomon's whisper by Sandra Brannan is book 5 in her Liv Bergen mystery series. Liv is a former miner from a large family who has become an FBI agent. She is concerned that being an agent puts her family in danger and is thinking about quitting the FBI. She agreed to 6 months as a sort of trial period during which she would decide if she wants to continue working there.

As enticement, her boss gives her a cold case to examine: the murder of her niece from several years ago. Then again she is made lead agent on a much publicized case that has become cold as well, the murder of a child much like JonBenet Ramsey. Liv solves the murders and then some with the help and support of her boss, Streeter.

The character of Liv Bergen does some changing and stretching in this book that will undoubtedly extend into the next. Streeter, her boss, also reaches some conclusions about how he feels about Liv that will effect their future relationship.

Action seemed a little slow in the beginning of the book, but momentum increases as the pages go by. At the end I found myself holding my breath reading what would happen next. It's really a thrilling conclusion. The character of Camera Casey seemed to fill a temporary need in the book and was particularly kind of creepy.

All in all, it's a good book. I would buy it for someone else I knew who enjoyed this type of book. I would recommend this book to people who like strong female characters, suspense novels, and thrillers.

I give this book 4 out or 5 stars. The writing is well done. The characters and plot are interesting. And the conclusion is mind blowing, especially if you have read Noah's Rainy Day. But, this can be read as a stand alone novel and appreciated.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.