Tuesday, 8 August 2017

#BookReview The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller @GrandCentralPub #Giveaway

The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Private investigator Sharon McCone returns in the newest mystery in Marcia Muller's New York Times bestselling series.A knock on the door in the middle of the night. It can only be bad news, and it is: Sharon's father Elwood has been the victim of a vicious, racially-motivated attack. A nationally recognized Shoshone Indian artist, he'd been visiting Sharon for the holidays, browsing for gifts in San Francisco's exclusive Marina district when he was set upon by a mob of angry young men. Now, Elwood lies in a coma, hovering between life and death. With little progress on the investigation from the overworked, short-handed police, Sharon resolves to track down Elwood's attackers and bring them to justice herself. But when Sharon starts receiving hate-filled, racist threats, it's clear that Elwood's attackers aren't planning to come quietly...


I started to read this book thought it was quite good and decided to check up how many books there are in this series since I'm new to it. The Color of Fear is book 32. Yikes, let's face it there is a lot of history between the characters and here I come stumbling into it and trying to make sense of it all. However, it was not that hard, despite all new names, relationships, and past events. I'm actually a bit impressed that I so easily could get into the story, keep the characters apart and enjoy the book. It's not always that easy when you start with a book with that many books previously published.

The Color of Fear was for me a fast read, it's not a thick book, and the story is pretty straightforward, not a book with many twists or shocking revelations. However, I enjoyed reading it because of its simplicity and interesting families ties with Sharon McCone having two families since she was adopted as a baby. It's a book that made me curious to read more, read the books from the beginning to discover the story from its start.

For me was The Color of Fear a perfect between the books kind of reading. I read it fast, and I quite enjoyed for a moment reading something lighter and I wouldn't mind reading more books in the series.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!

Marcia Muller has written many novels and short stories. She has won six Anthony Awards, a Shamus Award, and is also the recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award (their highest accolade). She lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.

WEBSITE: http://www.marciamullerbooks.com
FACEBOOK: @MarciaMullerAuthor

"Outstanding...[an] exciting climax.” —Publisher's Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

"Her stories crackle like few others on the mystery landscape.” —San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

"Muller has created a delicious mixture of adventure, action, altruism, pathos with a touch of humor, and romance thrown in to build a massive base of loyal fans . . . She is one of those rare series authors who never lets her characters grow stale or trite.” —BookReporter.com

"Muller undoubtedly remains one of today's best mystery writers.” —Associated Press

The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller

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