Writing crime fiction is a passion and I enjoy every aspect of creating a story – even research and rewrites. It’s wonderful when readers take the time to comment or leave a review of Dark Mind. It definitely doesn’t go unappreciated!
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“Cruelty has no shame, and those who hunt those who do evil should have none either. DARK MIND follows vigilante Emily Stone, who has set herself to oppose serial killers and those who would do harm to children. Going against the law for her own goals and own sense of justice, Jennifer Chase crafts a story of a woman determined to make a difference at any cost. DARK MIND is a strongly recommended pick for those who enjoy fast paced thrillers.”
“Emily and her partner Rick have taken a “vacation” to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai. Really, they’re hot on the trail of a missing child and the slave traders who’ve taken her. In a town with a tiny police force and minimal crimes, Emily and Rick look awfully suspicious since they’re always 3 feet from trouble!
Dark Mind is the third book in the Emily Stone series and the first that I’ve read. I don’t usually go for mystery/crime books so I was expecting this to bore me to death. I was so wrong! There’s something about Jennifer Chase’s writing that just drew me in and kept my attention. I was able to picture each and every beautiful, brutal scene.
This book is full of great characters. Of course, you have Emily and Rick but you also meet my favorite character, Kauai Police Sargeant, Lani, who craves some real police action! The town of Kauai is definitely not known for it’s crazy happenings and Lani is left feeling unfulfilled in his daily life, until he meets Emily.
The action starts with a broken down house and the little girl who’s trapped in it. The crimes, mystery and action don’t end here – the book continued to surprise me with twists and turns to the very end.
This book isn’t lacking in the romance department. Emily seems to catch the eyes of a few different men… That being said, the romance doesn’t stomp all over the storyline – it’s not overpowering but it’s a nice little touch.
I would recommend this book to anyone, especially people who love crime books and shows. Even if you don’t, this book is worth a read as it’s a true attention grabber. With a bit of crime, action and romance there’s something to please just about any reader!”
“I just found my new series! Seriously I want to know so much more about Emily Stone and her history why she became the vigilante detective (although this story gives you a hint.) I can say without a doubt that the reason I loved this book is that I could not predict who the ‘bad guy’ was. I knew who he wasn’t but the elusive who done it evaded me. I liked the depth of the story too there was a lot of character development and by the end of the book I was invested in Emily.
This story all takes place on one of the small islands in Hawaii you get the feel for the casual atmosphere and the shock that rips through people as they realize that there is a serial killer in their midst. Along the way you also discover a few other secrets the island is hiding. It was a great read with a soap opera like feel. You would finish one chapter on a cliff hanger and then the next chapter would be a different part of the story, you would have to wait a few chapters till you could get back to your cliff hanger moment. What a great way to keep me pulled in to the story. I just downloaded Compulsion which I think is the first of the series I can’t wait to read it!”
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