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Great suspense/mystery
By , Submitted on 2019-09-06

4.5 stars
When Dade Tansey's wife Bridgette dies from a fall rock climbing with her sister it's seems to be an unfortunate accident, but her sister Lauralyn disagrees. When they find evidence Bridgette's rope was cut Dade and Lauralyn help Detective Sergeant Koltun track down clues as to would want to kill Bridgette and why.

This book has so much going on--a family (husband, daughter, sister) mourning the death of their loved one, several ne'er do wells intent on finding gold in long abandoned mines, several seemingly unrelated murders, a stalker situation, and a kidnapping. As soon as I thought I knew who the culprit was another clue would pop up clearing them, or pointing to someone else. I liked that the chapters were from different points of view--some of them from the detective or another of the good guys and some from the bad guys.

I read this in between a couple of Regency romances because this is not a romance--it's a straight up mystery/thriller/suspense. Clair Poulson was one of the first clean suspense authors I discovered when I got an e-reader. He knows how to weave a tale that keeps me reading until I find out who the bad guy is. You may not want to start this one at night if you plan on getting any sleep.

Thanks to NetGalley and Covenant Communications for the opportunity to read this exciting story. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

really enjoyed this suspense story!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-13

I really enjoyed this steady-pace suspense and drama book! There were lots of twists to the story line which kept me guessing and wondering if everyone was the “bad guy”. I really liked the main characters Dade, his daughter, and Lauralyn. All the characters were interesting as the plot continued to thicken and develop.

There were some references to praying and visits from church members and leaders, and the book was free from bad language and graphic violence which I really appreciate! I really enjoyed this story and read it in one night because I couldn’t put it down!

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

Fool's Deadly Gold by Clair M. Poulson
By , Submitted on 2019-08-12

What a thrill filled book. From the very first chapter, author Clair M. Poulson puts readers on the edge of their seats with a gold mine, rock climbing, and a mystery to be solved. This suspense filled story will give readers tingles down their spines and will cause them to want to stay up reading late into the night…or not, depending on how anxious they get. Not only is this story excellently written and filled with mysterious twists and turns, but a main element of the story is a focus on family. Readers will absolutely love this book!

Genre: mystery, suspense, thriller, LDS
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: August 1, 2019
Number of pages: 248

A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Fantastic who dunnit!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-12

When Dade and Bridgette Tansey go out into the wilderness for a day of relaxation, rock climbing, and Gold Mining, it becomes a day that will not soon be forgotten and triggers a multi-faceted murder investigation. Gold fever strikes and soon you are left trying to figure out who did what.
This book is a layered suspense that left me guessing. There were obvious threads and then threads that left me guessing until the end.

This book was a page turner that had me hooked almost immediately. There were characters I loved, characters I hated, and a couple that I just wasn't sure about.

I was amazed at what the thought of gold in the hills would make people do. There wasn't just one bad guy which made it more difficult to guess what would happen next. I haven't read this author before in spite of intending to read his books. I received an advanced copy from the publisher through netgalley. I am definitely impressed and will have to go back and read more.

I am a fairly fast reader and was able to read it in just a few hours.

The fast paced plot of this one will keep you interested!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-12

If you love to read suspense novels, you’re going to love books by Clair M Poulson. I love the way this author writes. His books are always full of suspense, with great characters. They are some of my very favorites.

This one has several main characters. I love the way this author switches between points of view. There are points of view from the good guys and the bad guys. It just makes it so the reader understands everything that’s going on. I loved that!

The plot of this book is fast paced. I loved the way that kept me interested in what was going to happen until the very end. And I really loved the way I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed at the end.

This one is such a great suspense novel! I didn’t want to put it down.

Realistic Suspense
By , Submitted on 2019-08-10

This suspense was fascinating because I could visualize some of the places where it took places, as I've been in the area before, and because I could picture these types of events really happening. Clair Poulson does a great job of building a suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat and had me reeling from the twists and turns that popped up without warning.

The death of a casual, part-time gold hunter's wife is the catalyst for a tangled web of mystery and greed, resulting in deaths and evil. The author has a background in law and it's evident with the way events unfolded. This fast-paced story focuses on a riveting suspense, which doesn't allow for deep character development and emotion, but those elements aren't really missed with the intensity of the suspense.

There were times when the dialog felt a little lacking, but the suspense made up for it. This was an interesting story that swept me away in a ball of tense anxiety--and that's a good thing.

Content: mild+ violence/death; mild religion

*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*

Loved it!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-09

I loved this story! I really enjoyed the underlying theme of digging for gold. I have tried panning for gold twice and loved it. (I do realize they probably peppered the stream with gold flecks for us impressionable tourists). Yet, it was fun and there is a certain thrill of finding even a flake of that glittering gold! It was intriguing how many characters where in this book and how many were willing to kill to have the gold all to themselves. It was also fun to read all the love triangles that kept coming at you. The author truly does keep you guessing clear to the end. Another FANTASTIC READ that you simply must get!

This suspense novel is full of surprises!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-04

This suspense novel is full of surprises. There is a lot going on, especially after the character Bridgette dies. You need to be awake and alert to keep track of the many characters in this novel who are suspects in this murder.

Dade has so many problems after his wife is killed. All of a sudden he has old girlfriends coming out of the woodwork wanting him back in their lives. It's easy to see why Dade couldn't trust anyone. Then, his sister-in-law Lauralyn has her own problems with a stalker who's causing problems for her. Throw in a kidnapping, gold hunting, fistfights, and claim-jumping and you have a novel of non-stop action and adventure.

This is not a romance novel but is a story stuffed with tension, uncertainty, doubt, and confusion. Readers will be sure they know who the murderer is and they'll change their minds just as fast. This book is a speedy read and I'm glad that I had a Saturday to start and finish it quickly. Set some time aside because I know once you start, you won't be able to put this down.

Fablous Characters and Suspense That Wll Keep You Guessing
By , Submitted on 2019-08-01

This book had so many characters that I had a hard time at first keeping them all straight in my mind. But once you get into it the many twists and turns will keep you turning pages. I never really guessed the Who-done-it at all. It was a surprise to me when it all ended. Dade has found an old Spanish gold mine and when his wife is murdered everyone is a suspect especially those that are trying to claim jump his mine. Clair Poulson has written a great suspense that you will not want to miss. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book. All views are my own.

Excellent!
By , Submitted on 2019-07-30

This book really intrigued me because of my own family history involving a hunt for these mines! I at first thought when I first heard about it that it would be an old time west type setting, and was a little surprised at the modern setting it was in instead. But it was an amazing book! There were a lot of characters to keep you guessing until the end! I would highly recommend reading this!

I recieved an ARC copy from the publisher and this is my honest review.

Multi-layered Twisty Goodness
By , Submitted on 2019-07-29

When Dade and Bridgette Tansey go out into the wilderness for a day of relaxation, rock climbing, and Gold Mining, it becomes a day that will not soon be forgotten and triggers a multi-faceted murder investigation. Gold fever strikes and soon you are left trying to figure out who did what.
This book is a layered suspense that left me guessing. There were obvious threads and then threads that left me guessing until the end.

This book was a page turner that had me hooked almost immediately. There were characters I loved, characters I hated, and a couple that I just wasn't sure about.

I was amazed at what the thought of gold in the hills would make people do. There wasn't just one bad guy which made it more difficult to guess what would happen next. I haven't read this author before in spite of intending to read his books. I received an advanced copy from the publisher through netgalley. I am definitely impressed and will have to go back and read more.

I am a fairly fast reader and was able to read it in just a few hours.

So many twists and turns
By , Submitted on 2019-07-28

This book has so many twists and turns it keeps you reading until the very end! Clair Poulson has weaved a thrilling tale of men and their constant search for old gold mines, when one man finds a mine others will do anything to get that find to themselves. It's a real "who done it" that will keep you turning pages until the book is ended. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and through such creative writing and storytelling suspected even the innocent characters.

I received this book from Covenant Communications, my opinions are my own.

Lots of twists and turns
By , Submitted on 2019-07-27

I was intrigued by this suspense book by Clair M. Poulson and decided to give it a try. The premise was interesting, and I’ve read a couple of other books by this author and enjoyed them. The author did a good job of keeping the suspense building and the reader guessing throughout the story. Poulson’s background in the criminal justice field was obvious and added depth to the tale. The police detective, Roger, was one of the most interesting characters, and the way he took charge of the investigation seemed realistic.
The cast of characters is quite extensive and some of them could have been developed a little deeper. I felt like the story could have benefited from some tighter editing, as some of the sentences seemed to ramble and some information seemed superfluous. The author also did a lot of telling instead of showing, which made the story drag during parts of it. Readers who enjoy suspense might want to give this book a try.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Covenant Communications and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

Mysterious!
By , Submitted on 2019-07-27

I was given the opportunity to get an advanced reader copy of Clair M. Poulson’s new book, Fool’s Deadly Gold, and this is my honest review of the book.

Normally I can’t stand books that don’t give me some romance to glean off for the lack I have in real life, but I didn’t mind not having that in Poulson’s new book. The mystery itself kept me moving along. If it weren’t for other responsibilities such as work, church callings, and family time I would’ve finished this book along time ago. Granted this free copy was an ebook and reading on a device slows me down more compared to reading an actual physical copy.

There was so many different twists to the story, that I found myself struggling to know who the actually culprit was. Let’s just say that after reading this book, I’m 100% certain than I’ll never come down with fold fever.

I recommend this book to all mystery lovers. If you’re a die hard romance lover, then don’t pick this book up. You’ll be disappointed in not getting any hints of romance, but the mystery does make up for it in the end. You may want to pick this book up anyway.

Fablous Characters and Suspense That Wll Keep You Guessing
By , Submitted on 2019-07-26

This book had so many characters that I had a hard time at first keeping them all straight in my mind. But once you get into it the many twists and turns will keep you turning pages. I never really guessed the Who-done-it at all. It was a surprise to me when it all ended. Dade has found an old Spanish gold mine and when his wife is murdered everyone is a suspect especially those that are trying to claim jump his mine. Clair Poulson has written a great suspense that you will not want to miss. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book. All views are my own.

Fablous Characters and Suspense That Wll Keep You Guessing
By , Submitted on 2019-07-23

This book had so many characters that I had a hard time at first keeping them all straight in my mind. But once you get into it the many twists and turns will keep you turning pages. I never really guessed the Who-done-it at all. It was a surprise to me when it all ended. Dade has found an old Spanish gold mine and when his wife is murdered everyone is a suspect especially those that are trying to claim jump his mine. Clair Poulson has written a great suspense that you will not want to miss. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book. All views are my own.

Claim jumping intrigue
By , Submitted on 2019-07-23

Fool's Deadly Gold is an excellent book. It has enough intrigue to keep it moving with a fun storyline and great characters. I loved that as the story goes along it is hard to figure out which of the many nefarious characters committed the many different crimes.

What done it
By , Submitted on 2019-07-16

This book has so many twists and turns it keeps you reading until the very end! Clair Poulson has weaved a thrilling tale of men and their constant search for old gold mines, when one man finds a mine others will do anything to keep that find to themselves. It's a real "who done it" that will keep you turning pages until the book is ended. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and through such creative writing and storytelling suspected even the innocent characters.

I received a copy of this book from covenant communications. My opinions are my own.