Book Review: “Unfold the Evil” by Ellen Larson

March 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Ellen Larson in her new book, “Unfold the Evil book coverUnfold the Evil ” Book Two in the NJ Mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press gives us another adventure with Natalie Joday.

From the back cover:   Reporter Natalie Joday’s career is at a crossroads. She thought she’d seen the last of cops and courtrooms, but if she agrees to join the Bergen Evening Star’s crime bureau, foul play and forensics will be her daily fare. Natalie puts off the decision by getting involved in a newsroom mystery: who is sending letters filled with riddles and signed simply “Enigma” to the Star’s elderly (and easily rattled) advice columnist? It’s just a game to Natalie and her psychologist friend, Rebecca Elias, until the solution points to the murder of an alcoholic bankrupt, a man whose political career was ruined by the Star twenty years earlier. When she finds the body of a second victim, Natalie’s mind is made up: whoever it was that burned off the dead man’s face must pay. And fast—because a rival paper, The Bugle, is having a field day blasting the Star’s owners as murder suspects on its front page. While her sometime friend Sgt. Geoff Allan tries to drag the truth from Myra Vandergelden, the Star’s glamorous CEO and editor in chief, Natalie sets out to track down Enigma among the political bigwigs and power brokers of New Jersey. The situation comes to a head at a local Meet the Candidates event, when Natalie gets the chance to ask questions of her chief suspect. But can she get a politician to tell the truth? And will there be a paper left to work for if she does?

Batman has his villain, The Riddler, Natalie has “Enigma”. “Enigma” is one of those characters that has an agenda and it is up to Natalie to smoke him out and expose him. Danger, excitement and murder all figure into this highly complicated plot. These are fascinating characters that seem very real and a killer that seems impossible to discover. “Unfold The Evil” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. I am so glad I found Ms. Larson and am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Poisoned Pen Press.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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