Book Review: “Isolation” by Mary Anna Evans

September 10, 2015 at 11:31 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Mary Anna Evans in her new book, “Isolation book coverIsolation” Book Nine in the Faye Longchamp Mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press gives us another adventure with Faye Longchamp.

From the back cover:  Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole and she can’t make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she’s out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse.

In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family―Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn’t gotten around to telling him how long he’s been out of prison or how he got there―yet Joe has never felt so helpless or alone.

Then a close friend at the local marina is brutally murdered, the first in a string of crimes against women that rocks Micco County. Joe, desperate to help Faye, realizes she is in danger from both her inner demons and someone who has breached the island’s isolation. Local law and environmental officials say they want to help, but to Faye and Joe they feel more like invaders. A struggling Faye reaches back over a century into her family’s history for clues. And all the while, danger snakes further into their lives, threatening the people they love, their cherished home, even the very ground―some of it poisoned―beneath their feet.

Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has experienced personal trauma. Because of this she has become withdrawn and has isolated herself from the world and her family as she tries to heal. Not only is Faye isolated but the island home is isolated and an invader has arrived and is killing women. Then there is the EPA who we do not know, really, what they are up to. I have not read the previous eight books in this series, I will correct that oversight, so until now I have never heard of an Archaeologist Investigator before. Faye is a very interesting character. I also do not believe I have read of an investigator who has experienced trauma before. Very unique. Both Joe and his father, Sly, are also fascinating characters that command your attention. “Isolation” 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. Ms. Evans has provided us with a fairly exciting book. I am glad I found this talented unique author 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 Partners In Crime.   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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  1. Find the time to start at the beginning of this excellent series. It is definitely one of my favorites, and one of the few that I have read every single entry in. Highly recommended.


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