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Book Review – Taken to the Grave by M. M. Chouinard @m_m_chouinard @bookouture #BookReview #BooksOnTour #policeprocedural

Many thanks to Noelle Holten and publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour.

A fast paced police procedural featuring Jo as the lead detective investigating the murder of college professor.

My first book by author M. M. Chouinard had me turning the pages at a swift pace. The author wrote a convoluted tale around the murder victim with a flair that had me admiring the prose. I have to admit, I never knew college professors were a wily lot, made me look at my own professors with a suspicious eye. (Nina, are you listening?)

Jo was a complete character with strengths and vulnerability. She was quite empathetic with the suspects which had me looking at her with a newfound respect. Her bond with her partner was fun and quite entertaining. Her family ties were shown, quite a different dynamic there.

No niggles afflicted me. It was a smooth course with an expected twisted reveal at the end. I loved this breakfast read of mine.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

M.M. Chouinard’s first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them. She’s currently at work on her seventh novel.





When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal.

With a fourth body and card appearing the following day, Jo knows she’s running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo’s father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims’ families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first?

Publication Date: 19th September 2019

Publisher: Bookouture


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