It’s a been a joy to read this exciting and engaging mystery.
I started it a few nights ago. It pulled me in straight away. A host of characters are gathered in the fabulous location of Sunset Villa in Jamaica – doesn’t that sound like a perfect place for a cosy vacation, as well as eliciting hot sex with a handsome stranger, and perhaps mixing it with a little murder and mystery?
That was exactly what eden baylee did, and how brilliantly she did it too.
I loved the way the author sketched her characters, from a beautiful, sophisticated psychiatrist, to an arrogant alpha male; from an attractive, ambitious Southern belle to her crude, obtuse bully of a boyfriend; from amicable, eager to please resort owners to their narcissistic, manipulative sociopath in the form of a magazine reviewer. Many of these characters, whatever their roles are in the book, are given a face and voice where they lead the reader into their world, seeing what they see and feel how they feel.
Through a variety of perspectives, we get a glimpse of the inner workings of each individual and what motivates each of them.
The author shines with her construction of dialogues between characters, which are realistic and flow easily, driving the plot forward. Although it is not fast paced, it engages the reader and propels us to read on.
I loved the fact that the story is set in Jamaica, a dream destination I have yet to travel to. It gives me a taste of what is to come when I make it.
The author combines her love for music, travel, books, appetite for exotic food, a curiosity and understanding of people, all of which help her to deliver this great piece of writing, through her vivid imagination and magical keyboard.
I applaud her efforts for diversifying from her current repertoire and offering us this wonderfully crafted mystery novel. I have been a big fan of this author for quite sometime and have read her previous erotica collections. I was very much intrigued when I learnt that she was penning a full length psychological thriller and eagerly anticipated its release.
Now I have read it and enjoyed it, so much so that I would recommend it to other book lovers. I am also making it my Book of the Month, spreading the word for a fabulous summer read. Take it when you’re going on a holiday and relax with Stranger at Sunset, wherever your holiday destination may be :)!