Author:Deb McEwan Release Date: 7th August 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: The Island Expats (Book #3) Format: E-book Pages: 112 pages Publisher: – Blurb: A troubled daughter. A heinous crime. A vengeful woman. When Matt’s daughter, Kayleigh takes a job in Souvia to escape her abusive ex, she’s horrified to be a victim of a malicious crime that goes disastrously wrong. Matt has no idea why his daughter and her new boss have been targeted, but he’s determined to protect Kayleigh and to ensure her safety from those who want to harm her. Elena and Kayleigh find themselves right in the firing line as the investigation progresses. Will they err on the side of caution, or will Kayleigh’s skills stop the criminals in their tracks? Family Matters is the third novella in The Island Expat series. A two-hour crime fiction read with a touch of romance, set on the fictional Mediterranean island of Souvia.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Family Matters by Deb McEwan, the third book in The Island Expats series and the sequel to Bondu and Beyond.
This book was just as good as the first two books in this series and I am so glad I got to read them all. I liked this book because the writing was great, the plot and the concept were very refreshing and the characterisation was well done. So, all in all, this book had all the things that I had expected and then some. I’ve come to like the author’s narrative voice and it made reading this book very quick affair for me, not to mention, the well-executed pacing of the book helped in that too.
I’d definitely recommend this book and the series (so far at least) to all the readers of cosy mystery and mystery genre.
Author:Deb McEwan Release Date: 28th May 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: The Island Expats (Book #2) Format: E-book Pages: 132 pages Publisher: – Blurb: A new life. A shocking discovery. A missing woman. When Jenny the rescue dog finds more than she bargained for in the Souvian countryside it triggers Matt’s illness, and the night horrors return. He knows the only way to deal with it is to tackle matters head-on and to seek justice for those involved. Elena will do everything in her power to help the man she loves, even if it means putting herself and others at risk from men whose only motivation is money. Matt and Elena are unaware of the depths to which the criminals will plummet to reach their goals; so are the unsuspecting victims. Bondu and Beyond is the second novella in The Island Expat series. A two-hour crime fiction read with a touch of romance, set on the fictional Mediterranean island of Souvia.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Bondu And Beyond by Deb McEwan, the second book in The Island Expats series and the sequel to New Beginnings, serves as a perfectly entertaining cosy mystery taking things ‘up’ a notch as compared to the first book in this series.
I loved reading this book as much as, in fact even more than, the first book in this series. The author’s writing style only made the book a faster read and complimented the well-crafted plot very well. The characters were well-developed and relatable and made the plot come alive with their unique flair.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and would definitely recommend this one and the previous book in the series to all cosy mystery fans.
Author:Deb McEwan Release Date: 29th May 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: The Island Expats (Book #1) Format: E-book Pages: 114 pages Publisher: – Blurb: A chance meeting. A Mediterranean island. A dead body. When damaged ex-detective Matt Elliott stops to help a stranger in the drizzly English weather it’s the catalyst for changes in his life he could never have imagined. Elena Lacey accepts Matt’s help and her safe, predictable future is thrown upside down. Neither of them knows what new beginnings are signalled on the beautiful island of Souvia, especially their association with a crime borne out of passion, revenge, and jealousy. New Beginnings is the first novella in The Island Expat series. A two-hour cozy mystery read with a touch of romance, set on the fictional Mediterranean island of Souvia.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
New Beginnings by Deb McEwan, the first book in The Island Expats series, is a well-written and very entertaining cosy mystery.
I loved reading this book because it had a great plot, well-written story and nicely developed characterisation. This book had everything I expected when I started reading it and successfully delivered on the promise it made – a fun-filled Mediterranean Island cosy mystery.
I liked the characters and was able to connect to most of them, including the side characters. I would definitely recommend this book to all cosy mystery readers.