The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen.
Romantic Murder Mystery.
Kate’s life was in turmoil after the death of her parents. She’d always been protected and sheltered by them.
Suddenly she finds herself with a conniving fiancé living under her roof, a powerful businessman with terrorist ties from across the ocean trying to kill her and more family secrets than most American politicians.
She was also unaware that a half-brother she knew nothing of was about to enter her life. Her situation was getting precarious right at the moment she was least able to cope with it.
“A fast, riveting mystery thriller you’ll not soon forget!”
“A complex plot sprinkled with romance and loaded with southern charm!”
“The action-packed plot of this novel delivers a powerful, long-lasting punch.”
“You’ll be instantly taken on a journey with Kate as love, lust, and revenge, money and murder show their faces.”
“Bowen’s characters are credible and well-defined, especially Kate, Jake, AJ, and Nap. Bowen’s plot is taut and twisty, and she gives plenty of red herrings for armchair sleuths. The Long Road Home is highly recommended.” 5 Stars – Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
Reviews by BTS: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Another Exciting Page-Turner. Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017. Verified Purchase. Oh, how I enjoyed reading, The Long Road Home. It was one way for me to sit and relax reading a story full of suspense, and everyday drama that many have endured in ‘real life.’ Oh, the secrets, deceits, and suspense kept me ‘on my feet’ – Yes, another page-turner.
I also loved how there were no unnecessary interruptions between scenes. It takes a highly skilled writer who can craft a story such as this one with so many categories (suspense, drama, action, mystery and deception) all rolled into one, and the reader never misses a beat. Yes, I believe the story flowed well without scene divisions, and I was very happy to plunge right through reading along as I was able to keep up with the story line, characters, and their motives within this well-written story.
I’ll have to share with you, however, that I held my breath toward the end hoping for the story to end my way, and without spoiling it for you, it certainly did!
Review by Rice Family: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. She’s rich so that’s easy enough. The problem is that her inheritance comes … Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017. Verified Purchase. After her parents killed in a car wreck, Kate then finds out that the man she is going to marry is cheating on her. She decides to make a new start and goes to live at her grandmother’s Florida plantation home which needs a lot of work. She’s rich so that’s easy enough. The problem is that her inheritance comes with a secret that puts her at great risk. When we meet AJ, his reasons for helping Kate are shrouded in mystery. Murder, stalking, and international intrigue give the story plenty of twists and turns. A dash of romance spices things up for us. Great story, characters, and settings. A very good read.
Review by Viv Drewa: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. I can’t wait for another book from Carolyn M. Bowen! Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018. Verified Purchase. I could not put this book down!!! I just had to see what was going to happen next for Kate; who is a strong woman, had more issues heaped on her that I was surprised didn’t break her. Bowen’s characters are very well developed, and I love how they interact with each other; even the bad guys.
Review by Amazon Customer: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. An Exciting Adventure. Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2019.Verified Purchase. This story weaves together all of the elements I love to experience when reading a novel: exotic places, romance and suspense. My interest was piqued from the beginning and throughout. Enjoy!
Review by yop: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Death, inheritance, and crime…what more do you need? Reviewed in Spain on June 19, 2021. Verified Purchase. When Kate’s parents die a sudden death, her once protected and sheltered life is thrown to the wolves.
Her fiancé isn’t the man she thought he was. He has wormed his way into her father’s law firm and appears to have been cheating on her via the internet. She discovers that someone is out to kill her, and her dad has another shocking secret that will change Kate’s opinion of him forever.
Scared for her life she runs away to her grandmother’s plantation in Florida and turns to her father’s friend in the law firm to help her sort out her problems. However, the firm is crawling with slippery characters and practically everyone has an ulterior motive in regards to her inheritance and the business.
Enter AJ, a man of mystery, who sort of stays in the background, but manages to keep Kate safe and solve most of her problems. When she hires a builder to reform the plantation, romance blossoms and AJ convinces the hunky guy to help protect the grieving Kate.
To say any more would only result in spoilers, so I would just say that it makes an interesting read. Why don’t you give it a try?
Paperback: 171 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published (March 28, 2020)
About The Author: Carolyn M. Bowen is a mystery author who calls on her life escapades and an adventurous, imaginative spirit to inspire and entertain. Bowen uses travel as a muse to explore cultures and dialogue to bring her stories to life.
Her writing credits include Cross-Ties (a romantic adventure); The Long Road Home (a contemporary crime fiction mystery), Cross-Stepping Your Way To Success; Primed For Revenge: Sydney Jones Novel Series Book 1, Chance: Sydney Jones Series Book 2, and One: Sydney Jones Series Book 3).
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