#MurderousMondays: The Thin Edge #PeggyTownsend

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It’s Murderous Monday here at Macsbooks and I am very excited about the book I have to share with you today! The Thin Edge is by a new-to-me author Peggy Townsend and it held me riveted to my seat from beginning to end! What a surprise and a treat!

Aloe Snow is a fallen from grace crime reporter in Bay area who is attempting to pick up the pieces and begin writing again as an independent reporter. She has acquired a rather interesting group of friends, a gay couple who own a bar and a trio of former (?) anarchists who gather around to discuss their glory days and guide young minds toward higher intellectual thinking. When of the trio’s son is found to be the likely suspect in a murder case, he asks Aloe to investigate further to prove his son’s innocence. What Aloe discovers could prove far more dangerous than any story she has followed before.

There are multiple story lines within The Thin Edge. There is the primary case of the murder itself which should prove straight forward but is anything but. The victim was married to a quadriplegic who was a former interrogator for US Special Intelligence Services. His care giver has a somewhat surprising past of his own and the victim has a myriad of secrets that are uncovered in layers. In addition, through her work, Corrine, the victim, came in contact with some of the city’s worst criminals and any one of them could have been her killer. As Aloe traces some of them down, she stumbles across a vigilante cult that is a dangerous as it is fascinating. To say that there is a ton of action and thrills in this book is a vast understatement. However, Townsend does a remarkable job at keeping everyone straight, fleshing out the characters, even the secondary ones, so that the reader never gets lost or confused. You will be invested in each one throughout and the conclusion will stun you. While I might have figured out the who, the how and why was astounding!! This was a top-notch psychological murder thriller with heavy emphasis on the psychology! I absolutely loved it!! I also should add that, while this is the second in the Aloe Snow series, I had no idea that it was a follow up until the end. It works very well as a stand alone. Of course, I adored this one so much that I’ve already got my hands on Townsend’s first book, See Her Run, and will have a review for you on that one soon. Have a marvelous week everyone!

So much thanks to #Netgalley, @peggytownsend and #Thomas&Mercer for my advanced copy of #TheThinEdge.

What about you? What murderous delights have you read this week? Let me know! Here is a link to The Literary Potpourri and their post for this Monday’s edition of their Murderous Monday. Be sure to check it out! It’s great!!

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “#MurderousMondays: The Thin Edge #PeggyTownsend

    1. Christopher, it was terrific. I wasn’t expecting much because I hadn’t seen any other reviews or hype. Now I’m seriously wondering why!?! It is really good, well written and thrilling. The author is a journalist, the main character is as well, so it’s very true to like. I hope you read it and like it!

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    1. Thanks RoseMarie! The cult was a secondary story-line but I found it so fascinating especially since they were preying on a well-known San Francisco homeless camp. They way she portrayed the entire scenario was incredibly well done and realistic. There also was so well placed historical tidbits in there that I loved. Let me know what you think about it! I’d love to know!

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      1. Not very many-a few Inspector Lynley books, some Rebus, but mostly I do read historical mysteries. I did read a YA one last year- All These Beautiful Strangers, and I’ve ordered Truly Devious which takes place in the present and past.

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  1. One of the best recommendations for me is when someone says they are getting the author’s previous book or books. I like fleshed out characters and well-developed storyline and this one sounds like it has both. Great review Mackey. I will also have to check this series out.

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