My #bookreview of MISFORTUNE by Heather Osborne

#Bookreview of MISFORTUNE

by Heather Osborne


Death is on the cards…

There’s a new serial killer on the loose, dumping bodies in sinister relation to tarot card meanings, preying on his victims’ vices. With roving psychics, all claiming to have knowledge of the killer, to a mysterious Cajun woman, who just so happens to be related to Dr. Sabine Lawson, will Luke and Rae solve the case before another person ends up tempting fate and succumbing to an unfortunate mishap?


This is the third book in the Rae Hatting series, and it’s just as good as the first two.  You can read my reviews for the first two here.

Rae and Luke are now partners, and they’re assigned to a case where a serial killer is leaving bodies positioned like Tarot cards.  Their investigations take them to New Orleans where a national convention for psychics and mediums has been scheduled.  Along the way, they meet some interesting characters, like Sabine’s grandmother, Evangeline.  As they follow the clues, it dawns on them they might be dealing with someone in law enforcement.  And they could be the next target.

Rae and Luke’s characters evolve more in this book, as their mutual attraction sets them at odds against each other.  Not a lot of tension, but enough to make it tantalizing.  I really enjoyed the bathroom scene.

The story traveled along at a good pace, it was well-written and the characters were well-developed.  Between the grisly deaths, and surprise revelations, the book kept me entertained.

What I didn’t like: the switching of first POV from Rae and Luke.  Most authors who use that method, do it at each chapter.  Osborne does it during the same chapter, which can be confusing .  Because of that, I couldn’t get quite as involved in the story as I wanted.

If you love a good thriller or serial killer tale,  then you need to read this story.  I’m looking forward to following Rae and Luke in their adventure.  I give my 4 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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