giovedì 18 febbraio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Fatal Impulse by Lori L. Robinett

Fatal Impulse
by Lori L. Robinett


GENRE: Mystery (Cozy)



Did Andi Adams murder her husband?

Andi is married to a handsome, charismatic man. He’s a successful pillar of their cozy island community. She's a beautiful young wife devoted to him. From the outside, their life appears perfect.

But on the inside, she is constantly on edge, trying to keep him happy so she won’t suffer scathing words that hurt just as much as the occasional sharp blow from him.

Then she snaps. His abuse pushes her too far. In the blink of an eye, she becomes a widow and finds herself inextricably entwined in the web of lies he wove in the months before his death. Her small town neighbors whisper behind her back, as if the sensational death of her husband is the subject of a pulp novel. When a blackmailer threatens to expose her as a murderer, she must piece together her husband’s life to find the key to her own freedom.

Fatal Impulse is the first in an intriguing new mystery series, where each widow faces challenges that threaten to destroy her just as she begins to find her strength.


My Review:

It 's a very attractive and compelling mystery, full of suspense, secrets, tensions, there is an  aura of mystery that surrounds the protagonist throughout the novel.
Andi thought she had married the man of her dreams, instead he was a real nightmare. Chad was a successful man and together they formed a wonderful couple. Andi was pretending with all that her marriage was happy but Chad was domineering and arrogant, terrified her and mistreated her constantly, never missed an opportunity to say her ugly words. She couldn't easily get rid of this nightmare, divorce for her family was not contemplated. During a rainy night Andi makes a gesture of exasperation that liberate her forever from her husband. But all the lies she had to tell boomerangs back upon her.
Andi is a naive woman, weak, completely submissive to her husband. When Chad disappears, she must build her life and fight with the feeling of guilt.
The plot is well developed, smooth, a bit predictable. The characters are well developed and quite credible.
A very riveting and enjoyable reading.



The telephone on the nightstand jangled and demanded her attention.


“I know what you did.”

"Who is this?" Her nerves tingled. “What do you want?”

"I want those documents." He breathed heavily into the phone. "You thought they were worth killing for and I have no problem doing whatever I have to do to get you out of the way. I'll be in touch.”

The phone went dead and she dropped onto the bed, her mouth hanging open. What the heck? That made no sense at all.

Martha hollered from across the hall, "Who was that?"

Andi blinked and stared at the phone. "I don't know."

"Do you need help picking out something?"

"No. No, I'm fine. I'll do it." Someone's idea of a bad joke?

She shook her head and turned to the dresser to open his valet box. He would want to be buried with his diamond cufflinks, even though no one would see them. Two rough pink and green rocks sat next to his cufflinks in a little velvet lined compartment. She frowned. Seemed like an odd thing for him to keep there. She scooped up the diamonds and clipped them to his dress shirt. She opened his top dresser drawer to get a monogrammed handkerchief for the suit pocket, then slammed the drawer shut, a bit harder than she intended. Something rattled. She frowned, opened the drawer again and rummaged through the contents. In the back of the drawer, tucked under the lining, she found a small brown envelope. She squeezed it open and a key on a beaded chain dropped into her palm.

What could it possibly open?


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lori lives in rural central Missouri with her husband and daughter. One very spoiled Miniature Schnauzer and Miniature Beagle allow Lori and her husband to live in their house, and the outside is patrolled by BK (short for Barn Kitty) and Patches (a sweet tom cat stray that missed his calling as a lap cat). She can often be found bouncing through rough gravel roads in her lifted yellow Jeep named Daisy.


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Lori L. Robinett will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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20 commenti:

  1. Wow, this book sounds intense and thrilling. What do you do / where do you go for inspiration?

    1. I am a paralegal by day, and an avid reader. I also tend to be a bit of a conspiracy theorist, so am always making up stories - for people I see out in public, for news articles, etc. This particular story was closer to home. My ex was the perfect husband in public, but was mean behind closed doors - and I know a lot of women suffer in silence. I took that personality trait and created a completely fictional situation from that. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sounds like a tension-filled book, thanks for the review!

  3. Sounds like a tension-filled story. Thanks for the review!

  4. I think it sounds amazing. What research did you do for the book?

  5. Sounds really intense,and a little on the creepy side with the phone calls, but really interesting, and thrilling.......

  6. I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

  7. I liked the blurb and excerpt.
    Jennifer Rote

  8. Enjoyed the excerpt and the review, sounds like a thrilling book, thanks for sharing it and good luck!

  9. A really exciting and fascinating sounding book. A great review.

  10. This sounds like the type of book I love to read. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Really great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts and the excerpt :D

  12. Wow! Fatal Impulse sounds absolutely riveting and I'm so happy to see that it's part of a new series! Lori, I really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing and for the contest!

  13. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and your review. This book sounds like a very interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book!

  14. I love a good mystery, this went straight to my TBR list!

    ~ KateS on rafflecopter

  15. Wow, the cover is amazing!

    ~ KateS


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