Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes - Review + Giveaway
The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes (a Cait Morgan Mystery) by Cathy Ace
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Source: Blog Tour (For more info visit here)
Description: It's Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson's wedding weekend and the Wales castle that seemed so romantic in October is quickly turning spooky in stormy December. When a choir master takes a fatal fall and the storm causes a bridge to wash out Cait begins to worry that maybe the spooky Wales castle could be lethal.
Why I Picked This Book: The setting is a castle in Wales! There's no way I could pass that up!
My Impression: This was an interesting mystery in a fantastic setting. The castle was so richly drawn that it was almost a character and like Cait's sister I thought it sounded fantastic for exploring though I wanted to do the exploring myself and not wait for the children! I loved the castle treasure plot tie in. I love secret treasures and throw that in a castle and I'm happy girl. I liked Cait and Bud and the inhabitants of the castle were interesting though not necessarily likable. This is the 5th book in the series but I had no problem following who was who and there was enough explanation to understand how Bud and Cait got together without weighing down the plot.
The pacing was a bit uneven at times and while there is a death that occurs early in the book it occurs off screen and doesn't really get talked too much about until a few chapters in. The book also leans towards being heavy conversation heavy which contributes to the somewhat slower pace. Cait is a psychologist who focuses on the criminal mind and Bud is a police detective so the fact that they are investigating fits.
Overall, I found this an interesting mystery in a fantastic setting and I'm looking forward to getting to know Cait better.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes. While this is isn't a series that is going to the top of my TBR I am looking forward to reading the first books in the series and seeing what comes next.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes, if you enjoy mysteries I think you would enjoy this - especially if you like cozies with a more mature main character.
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