by Gene Desrochers
on Tour January 1-31, 2019
Boise Montague’s life in Los Angeles has fallen apart. After his wife dies, he returns to the tiny island where he grew up. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t bring him the peace he’s looking for. Things have changed drastically since his last visit. The island has moved on and so have the people he once knew. When Boise tries to find the one friend he thinks he can count on to be there for him, he’s confronted with another death. A murder. A murder that the police did not think important enough to investigate thoroughly. Boise wants answers. He enlists a local reporter named Dana, who has theories of her own, to help him dig deeper. With not much left to lose, a bone to pick with the justice system, and a relentless partner, Boise sets out to do what the police would not: solve the murder of Roger Black. The island of St. Thomas is a gleaming tropical paradise. Welcome to the Caribbean, where murder is as common as sunshine.
Genre: Mystery (Caribbean Noir)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: June 25, 2018
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 1947392166 (ISBN13: 9781947392168)
Series: Boise #1
Dark Paradise is an engaging thriller filled with mystery, suspense, adventure and some badass characters.
In Dark Paradise there are not one but two mysteries, one about a 15 yr girl and another about Boise’s old friend Roger which intensified the suspense and tension two fold. With each passing page of the novel we get more and more absorbed in the story and the mysteries. We meet new characters, learn new secrets and encounter a lot of twists and turns on the way.
I really enjoyed reading Dark Paradise not only for the plot but also for Boise and Dana. They are two awesome characters. Strong willed, brave and people who are not ready to back down from a fight even when their lives were at risk. Apart from Bosie and Dana, I also liked certain small characters like Ms Salas, even though she had only a brief presence in the book, but her character kind of made a mark on me.
Concluding the my review of Dark Paradise I would say that if you love mystery then you should definitely go forward and order yourself a copy. I think this book will be a great addition to your shelf.
LIFE AT 17 RATING
(4 out o 5 stars)
Read an excerpt:
Gene Desrochers hails from a dot in the Caribbean Sea called St. Thomas. He grew up with minimal supervision and free-roaming animals in a guesthouse that also served as a hospital during wartime. He has spent his life steadily migrating west, and now finds himself in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife, cats, and kids. After a lifetime of writing and telling short stories, he ventured into the deep end, publishing his first novel, Dark Paradise in 2018. If you ask, he will regale you with his Caribbean accent and tennis prowess.
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