International Mystery and Crime
"One of the most inventive murders I have ever come across in years of reading crime fiction ... it will send a particularly icy chill up the spines of male readers." - Crime Fiction Lover
Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show.
It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation.
Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers?
The suspense is a slow-burning mystery as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate's own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.
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"Secrets eventually erode the soul."
Stranger at Sunset by Eden Baylee is a gripping suspense novel with more than meets the eye. Well-constructed, I was drawn in right away due to the beautifully poetic and prolific writing style. The story came to life and I was instantly drawn in. There is passion to the writing which had me reading at a feverish pace.
The drama and the clever twists and turns kept me guessing all the way through.
This psychological thriller was hard to put down as I read through the night. The lack of sleep was worth the quality pay out that this book offers. Well-written with a great plot line I found this unique mystery to be mesmerizing.
The author does a great job of setting the stage and feeding the reader an entertaining mystery that is an attention grabber. I was hooked from the very first page.
Stranger at Sunset it a fascinating escape which packs a punch, to say the least. Would most highly recommend.
The light in her room replaced the sun's blush, a poor substitute given a set of floor-to-ceiling jalousies bracketed his view. He waited to see what she would do next. His breathing deafened his ears as if he were wheezing through a mask; adrenaline pumped in his veins. She moved in front of the window facing him. With hands on her hips, legs spread apart, she stood full frontal and stared straight at him. He shrank back and jostled her image.
Could she see him?
With his naked eye, he peeked in her direction. Nothing had changed. Motionless, she continued to stand in position. Unable to resist, he gathered his wits and raised the binoculars once again, adjusted the focus ring on her legs-those legs that seemed to go on forever.