Motive for Murder
Erica imagined that her trip to Florida would be a slice of heaven—a chance to get away from it all and catch up with her best friend, Wendy. But a mere day into her idyllic vacation, all hope of fun in the sun is dashed with a shocking discovery: the body of an unknown man on the driveway. A failed second homicide attempt hits even closer to home when Wendy’s fiancé barely survives poisoning. There’s no way to sugarcoat it—a murderer is on the prowl, and no one is above suspicion.
Unsettled by the proximity of foul play, Wendy asks Erica to investigate. Erica is convinced that the near double-murder was no coincidence, so she accepts her friend’s request—with her skill, solving the mystery should be a piece of cake. But as she sifts through mounting evidence, one thing becomes clear: everyone had a reason for wanting both men dead. And as the plot thickens, it appears that Erica may have bitten off more than she can chew . . .
By Carol, Submitted on 2015-02-25
The plot was good but the references to the main character's beauty were way overkill.
By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I am offering a BOOK GIVEAWAY on my blog:
(Offer ends 8/1/13)
Mystery, murder, poisonings, lies, deceit, twists, turns, OCD's, teen-age angst, family troubles, investigations, and inquisitions...
all the things that make a book SO WORTH READING!
Marlene writes amazing mysteries!
She gives you clue after clue on who might have done it...
But she also gives you clue after clue of why that person couldn't have done it..
Leaving you wondering during the entire book...
Making you read frantically until the last few pages where she finally pulls a "Sherlock Holmes~ when the great detective gathers all the suspects and points out the guilty one!"
This book had such a surprise ending!
SO. SO. SO. GOOD!
Erica has come to be with her friend, Wendy. But the party takes a twist when Erica finds the body of an unknown man in Wendy's driveway.
Plot twists continue when Wendy's soon-to-be fiance, Stephen, says he know the man. And then the plot twists again when someone tries to poison Stephen.
Are the two incidents connected?
Wendy asks Erica, who is a private investigator, to stay longer and help solve the case.
As Erica chases the leads she realizes that everyone at the party had reason to see both men dead....
And leading that list is her friend, Wendy.
Oh and wait until you see the full-blown OCD's that Erica has and how other's handle it...very FUN!
I SO WANT her to borrow MY CAR and stay at MY HOUSE!
Also included are recipes for some very tasty treats like:
Eclairs, Twice-Baked Potatoes, Clam Chowder, Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Pollo Guisado!
Please take time to read this amazing novel...you will LOVE IT :)
By Kelly, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this book. Motive for Murder has a cast of interesting characters, especially Erica, who I thought was hilarious. The book is well written and hard to put down once I started. It has just the right amount of intrigue. It’s also clean, with no profanity and wholesome values) Good story line, exciting. Great characters, twists and an ending that will surprise you.