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ARC Review – Engadine Aerie by Bluette Matthey

ARC Review – Engadine Aerie by Bluette MattheyEngadine Aerie by Bluette Matthey
Published by Blue Shutter Publishing on April 26th 2017
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 272
Source: Author

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Hardy Durkin heads to the pristine Engadine Valley in Switzerland with the Skimarathon in mind, but is detoured by a body in the snow and an exotic beauty. While assisting TIGRIS in the hunt for a terrorist arms buyer he narrowly escapes two attempts on his life and meets a new and very deadly nemesis in Engadine Aerie.

In an Oyster Shell –  A thrilling mystery in an exotic setting.

The Pearls – This is a travel mystery. The greatest appeal of these books is the setting. The swiss alps during a ski excursion was an exotic setting. It was fortified with descriptions of the landscape. Also with descriptions of the local food offerings. The author did a good job of making you feel like you were right there in Switzerland.

The mystery was thrilling. The action starts right away with a glimpse into the first murder. The action is furthered when the body is found. After that, the action is pretty non-stop making for a fast paced read. The mystery is multi-faceted. You have several mysteries going on at once. That gives the story more depth.

The main character was strong and well-defined. This is the fifth book in the series. It can be read as a stand-alone. With it being the fifth book the author has a really good grasp on who her main character was. It makes for a good read. The supporting characters were well-defined and helped the plot go along. There were a lot of supporting characters but it is easy to keep track of who is who.

The Sand –  The author goes on a tangent about some Knights. I didn’t see how this fit into the story.

3.5 Pearls!

3.5 Stars

About Bluette Matthey

Bluette Matthey is a third-generation Swiss American, an avid lover of Europe and its cultures, and a keen reader of mysteries. Her love of travel is shared by her husband, who formerly owned a tour outfitter business in Europe. Bluette maintains a mental list of hikes and pilgrimages she still wants to do throughout Europe. She currently lives in Le Locle, Switzerland with her husband and band of loving cats.

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