Countdown, by Carey Baldwin
The Cassidy and Spenser Thriller Series Continues
Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Caitlyn Cassidy and FBI Special Agent Atticus Spenser are in Tahiti to be married. The distant setting is about the only way they can be sure they won’t be called back to work. Even that isn’t enough to keep them out of an investigation. Walking on the beach they come upon another wedding.
No sooner are the vows completed than the newlyweds head into the ocean. Really?
Sensing danger, Spenser races into the water to save them, only to find one is trying to kill the other. Is it as clear as it looks or is there more to the scene?
When the police ask Caitlyn and Spense for their help, neither can resist. More than a little curious to know what was really happening under the water, they agree. What they find brings more bizarre clues that leave Spense and Caitlyn with far more questions than answers.
While in some ways countdown started out a light read, compelling moments upped the tension. Once that tension rises, you will be tied in to the end. Complexity is the unexpected key when twins Rose and Lilly Parker are at odds over one man. But then nothing is as expected, is it?
Their hunt for the truth is overshadowed by the women who learned as children not to trust the police. The trail leads to s very clever conclusion that will likely surprise you as it did me.
Author Carey Baldwin cleverly built the story. It will probably be one I will read again to see what I might have missed the first time around. Caitlyn and Spense both were very likable characters, as you can see in the other books in the Cassidy and Spenser Thriller series. Their relationship, the common ground they share, their sense of adventure and honor both, add to the story.
The Parkers and Tommy were also developed well in that they are not especially likable, though some do shine through. Altogether a fun and entertaining read that will leave you thoughtful.
I was provided a copy of this book as part of the virtual tour hosted by Partners In Crime Tours. You can read all about it below. We hope you will check out other stops on her tour to learn more about the author and her newest release.
by Carey Baldwin
on Tour November 27 – December 31, 2017
The next pulse-pounding Cassidy and Spenser thriller from USA Today bestselling author Carey Baldwin!
Don’t believe everything you see.
Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are in Tahiti enjoying a much-needed break from the FBI when they spot newlyweds taking fun photos on the beach. But as the groom carries his bride deeper into the waves, Spense is positive he sees a flash of terror cross her face. All his instincts scream that this woman is in danger. Yet moments later, it’s the groom who has nearly drowned… and the bride has vanished, leaving a bloody wedding dress floating in her wake.
The authorities aren’t sure who to believe—the groom, who insists his wife tried to murder him… or her twin, who claims her sister must have acted in self-defense. Intrigued, Spense and Caity agree to help investigate. But when they discover that the missing bride is the daughter of a notorious confidence man, they begin to suspect that all is not what it seems. Now they’ll need to separate victim from villain, fact from fiction, truth from lie, to determine if there’s really a killer on the loose… or if it’s all one big con.
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: November 28th 2017
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062495631 (ISBN13: 9780062495631)
Series: Cassidy & Spenser #5
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More About Carey Baldwin:
CAREY BALDWIN is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. A USA Today bestselling author, she loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.
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