Fiction Review: Kate Parker’s “Deadly Scandal”

This week’s review is part of a Great Escapes Blog Tour, and includes the chance to win your own autographed copy of the book!

DeadlyScandal  KateParker

I greatly enjoyed reading this book! The highlights for me were the different characters we get to meet. They are all so different from each other and those found in historical mysteries – nary a cookie-cutter trope to be seen! And beyond that, each character had many layers, which the author skillfully reveals throughout the book, changing your perceptions and assumptions along the way. This work will definitely keep you on your toes!

The story is action packed, the pace matching perfectly with main character Olivia’s personality and focus. The plot drives all the way to the very last page, using the whole space to tell the tale, and keeping the reader engaged until closing the cover. And the setting around this mystery was unique, and perfect for the story and characters created by Ms. Parker.

I really liked hearing the tale through Olivia’s point of view. She isn’t like those around her, and she doesn’t easily bend to the molds others try to place on her. She is her own woman, but that doesn’t take away from the real love she had for Reggie, and her pain and anger over his death. This is a real person, impacted by events and reacting to them in real ways, in as much as the heroine of a historical spy thriller can.

I greatly recommend this work! And as it would happen, you have the chance to win your own autographed copy! U.S. Only, sorry.
Contest Entries: Olivia is a distinct and memorable mystery novel heroine. What memorable character has stuck with you from other mystery novels? Comment here, or tweet me @KSRPearson with the name of the character, and the title or series they are from. Winner will be drawn on March 20. Feel free to enter more than once!

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4 thoughts on “Fiction Review: Kate Parker’s “Deadly Scandal”

  1. I’ve been thinking about Pat Conroy today and I think there’s just enough mystery in The Prince of Tides to qualify the haunted Tom Wingo as a character who has stuck with me personally. RIP Pat.

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