No Stone Unturned is a mystery, crime thriller, and history lesson woven together for a well-paced, suspenseful read.
Arriving at her evening appointment with an elderly antiquities dealer, Fiona McKay finds the woman dead. After an intense police interrogation, a mini-meltdown, and comfort and insight from her older brother, Ryan, it’s clear Rose Flaherty was murdered, and the research she was doing for Fiona may be connected… which means Fiona could be in danger too.
Enter Ryan’s coworkers from Forensics Instincts, a high-tech private investigative firm.
Pushing legal limits and trying not to antagonize law enforcement more than they have to, the FI team find a connection between Rose’s murder and the contents of the McKay memory box—a collection of tapestries passed through the generations on which Fiona bases her Celtic jewelry creations. If that isn’t confusing enough, a wealthy real estate developer and the troubles—the Northern Ireland Conflict which began in the late 1960s—may also be connected.
The well-developed characters pulled me right into the story.
Even though her appearance is brief, Rose Flaherty’s strong personality is present throughout the story.
Fiona McKay is a strong, independent young businesswoman who knows her failings and limitations, but that doesn’t stop her from pushing back against immodest older brother, Ryan. They have a great relationship of love, trust, and respect and know when not to push back.
The FI team—Casey, Marc, Patrick, and Emma all bring their unique personalities into the story, but It’s Claire who shines. Is she clairvoyant? Psychic? An Empath? I haven’t decided yet, but I like her. Awesome Character!
Ryan’s tech skills are tested as the FI team finds more and more clues to unravel the mystery.
Surveillance is the name of the game as everyone is watching everyone else… not sure exactly what they’re seeing. Add a mystery player from the past who has no problem killing to get his way and suspense is kicked up and the clock is ticking.
Gobbled this read up in one sitting and am looking forward to more from the gang at Forensic Instincts.
WHAT IF YOU FOUND YOUR FRIEND DEAD AND FEARED YOU’D BE NEXT?
Jewelry designer Fiona McKay is working on her latest collection of Celtic-inspired jewelry. She’s excited by the possibilities uncovered by Rose Flaherty, the antiquities dealer helping her research the heirloom tapestries inspiring her new collection. So when Rose calls to tell her she has answers, Fiona hurries to meet her. But her artistic world is shattered when she finds the lifeless body of the elderly woman.
Why would anyone kill such a harmless person? And what if Fiona had arrived just a few minutes earlier? Would she have been killed as well? Unnerved, she heads for her brother’s Brooklyn apartment seeking advice and comfort.
Ryan McKay, Forensic Instincts’ technology wiz is not amused by his little sister interrupting his evening with his girlfriend and co-worker, Claire Hedgleigh. But when Ryan and Claire hear the details of Rose’s murder, they fear that Fiona could be next, and quickly assume the role of her protectors. What they’re unaware of is how many people are desperately seeking the information now buried along with Rose.
A former IRA sniper. A traitorous killer who worked for the British. Two vicious adversaries taking their epic battle to America. A secret Irish hoard as the grand prize in a winner takes all fight to the death.
As the story woven into the tapestries passed down from McKay mother to daughter unravels, Forensic Instincts realizes that Fiona and her family are in grave danger. Together, the team must stay one step ahead of two rival assassins or risk Fiona’s life and the McKay family tree.
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Publication Date: March 17, 2020
Number of Pages: 384
Series: Forensic Instincts
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