No Good Deed Left Undone + Giveaway

Book Description:

“He had an itchy feeling, something he had seen that his memory had recorded but that he wasn’t paying attention to…”

When a man has everything, he can afford to be generous. Lawyer, philanderer, and horseman Grant Wodehouse is generous to a fault—until he’s stabbed to death with a pitchfork in his barn. The killer could be anyone—his lover’s husband, his troubled son, the homeless guy he lets sleep in his barn, his unscrupulous partner or even his wife.

​Methodical Detective Sam Lagarde doesn’t miss a clue as he questions an ever-growing list of suspects, only to discover the killer has been hiding in plain sight the entire time. Always one step behind the killer, finally Lagarde’s only recourse is one he never wanted to take.


My Review

I liked this book. The author did give me some twists that I did not see coming. Yet, due to the fact that I have not read any of the prior novels in this series, I experienced that lack of character development with the rest of the characters; other then Lt. Sam Lagarde. If, I had that stronger character based relationship I would have been a little more engaged in the story. However, I can't fully say that this may have changed my opinion of most of the characters. They did not really seem like people that I would be good friends with. Although, this was a nice read. If you ask me, there was no love lost when Grant was found murdered. From what I learned about him and his many relationships with women and his family, I was not a fan of his (past or former present). Again, there was enough good elements of this book that I did enjoy that I would check out another book in this series.


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Meet the Author:Ginny Fite is an award-winning journalist who has covered crime, politics, government, healthcare, art and all things human. She's been a spokesperson for a governor and a member of Congress, a few colleges and universities, and a robotics R&D company. She earned degrees from Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University and studied at the School for Women Healers and the Maryland Poetry Therapy Institute. No Good Deed, published by Black Opal Books in 2015, is her second Sam Lagarde mystery/thriller set in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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Books for a Deserted Island Guest Post by Ginny Fite
Imagine I’ve survived a shipwreck—thrown into churning water, the ship sinking before my eyes, huge waves, sharp rocks, dragged across coral to be washed up on the beach, gasping like a dying fish exposed to air.

And yet, I’ve managed to preserve three books to keep me company while airplanes search for survivors 500 miles in the wrong direction.

I must have put these favorite books in a waterproof envelope, taped it closed, and strapped it to my body before I flung on the life preserver. Because, of course, what else would I save in a disaster besides my three favorite books?

Let’s hope I also had the presence of mind to place a flashlight, flip flops, lighter, and a few packets of meals-ready-to-eat in that waterproof bundle.

So we’ll go with that. I’ve made it onto the beach, stopped screaming for help, and decided to do something about my crisis. I gather whatever natural material burns and light a signal fire. From the beach, I pick up any useful implements that have washed up from the boat. I find a fresh water source, invent a way to contain the water, build a shelter, eat sparingly from my MREs, settle down on the sand, and…whip out my favorite book.

You see this now, right? The light from my fire illuminates the page. There’s a gentle after-storm breeze. Palms sway above me. And I’m reading…Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe because here’s a protagonist who’s been through this before and knows all the tricks to survive. This is my encyclopedia for living on a desert island. I’ll consult it daily.

The next morning, in a slightly lighter mood, I begin to read One Hundred Years of Solitude, just as a pick me up, something to take my mind off the fact that there’s no one else around. It whisks me away to a magical realm where anything can happen. Gabriel Garcia Marquez takes my breath away, even in the middle of a disaster.

I plan to make my own island into a utopia…somehow. Even if it takes generations. Of course, for that, I’d need at least one other person to show up, but I can imagine, can’t I? After all, I saved these three books. Imagination must count for something.

A year goes by. I’m a slow reader. I’m now walking around wearing the skin of some poor indigenous animal I’ve killed, or if I can’t bear to do that, the remaining rags of the clothes on my back when the ship went down. But I’ve learned how to fish and grill seaweed, so I’m good.

I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See, an absolutely delicious tale of things going really badly for two young people during World War II. I plan to read Anthony Doerr’s novel again and again, even if I’m rescued.
 

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