Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell
Book 2: Annalise Series
Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing
Publication Date: December 11, 2019
Format: PB - 378 pages
Kindle - 2624 KB
Nook - 2 MB
Audible Audio Book: 9 Hours 43 Minutes
ISBN: 978-0999539422ASIN (eBook): B07YXCLZXH
ASIN (Audio Book): B088HFXJ3GBNID: 2940160958798
Genre: Mystery / Romantic Suspense
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Buy The Series: Annalise Series
Book 1: Stolen Obsession
Book 2: Spent Identity
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
Farm For Sale. 360-acre lot with ranch-style home. Refurbished barn. Corpse not included.
To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run through the very heart of their town…
What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate should have been a welcome homecoming and distraction. Instead, she finds the childhood home she expected to inherit is for sale, without her permission. What’s worse, Kate’s ranch manager makes a gruesome discovery in the barn: the body of an unidentified man, dead by foul play.
Annalisse turns to Alec for help. She and her aunt shelter on his estate in the Catskills while the authorities canvass the scene. But when Kate herself disappears without a trace, Annalisse fears the worst: that one of the many secrets of her hometown has ensnared her family—a secret someone is willing to kill for to keep hidden.
My Book Review:
In Spent Identity, book two of the Annalise Series, author Marlene M. Bell transports the reader to Goshen in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate NY for antiquities appraiser Annalise Drury's latest mystery adventure.
After a life changing trip to Greece, and a romantic connection with Greek tycoon Alec Zavos that has turned confusing, Annalise Drury sets out for a weekend visit with Aunt Kate at Walker Farm, the family farm, to do something thinking. But the visit becomes anything but peaceful when a dead body is found in the stable, so Annalise and Aunt Kate go stay at Alec's Brookehaven estate during the murder investigation, only to have Aunt Kate go missing! Annalise turns to Alec for help in finding Aunt Kate, only to find themselves caught up in two investigations where everyone's a suspect!
Author Marlene M. Bell weaves a fast-paced and suspenseful tale written in the third person narrative that follows Annalise and Alec's dangerous adventure to find Aunt Kate, and uncover the long hidden truths behind Annalise's family secrets.
I loved reading this action-packed story. Annalise and Alec kept me intrigued as their investigative teamwork was put to the test, and how they were able to romantically reconnect, and work well as a team to uncover Annalise's hidden family secrets.
The reader will be easily drawn into this well written story with its richly descriptive plot that will keep them guessing as secrets, possible motives, and clues are uncovered, while unexpected twists and turns, and a surprising conclusion will leave the reader simply stunned.
Spent Identity has enough drama, tension, action, dark family secrets, intrigue, a touch of romance, and unexpected twists and turns that will take the reader on one heck of a thrilling roller coaster ride.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer and acclaimed artist as well as a photographer. Her sheep landscapes grace the covers of Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living, and Sheep Industry News, to name a few.
Her catalog venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of her desire to locate personalized sheep stationery. She rarely found sheep products through catalogs and set out to design them herself. Order Ewephoric gifts online or request a catalog at TexasSheep.com.
Marlene and her husband, Gregg, reside in beautiful East Texas on a wooded ranch with their dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep, a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, along with Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks, the cats that believe they rule the household—and do.
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