Book Reviews

Book Review: The Redwood Con

Title: The Redwood Con

Author: Reagan Keeter

Expected Publication Date: May 5, 2020

Publisher: Irresistible Publishing

Genre: Adult Mystery, Adult Thriller

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After a divorced Chicago father is charged with killing his girlfriend and unexplainable secrets about her come to light, he’ll have to figure out how much he’s willing to risk to find out the truth . . . and how much of it he wants to know.

Liam Parker finds his girlfriend, Elise, dead in the bathtub, wrists cut. Suicide, he figures. But the truth turns out to be more complex than anyone might expect. While trying to clear his name, Liam uncovers clues that suggest Elise was not who he thought she was: she was living under an alias, has a record, and lied about where she worked and where she grew up.Making matters worse, his relationship with her has tied his fate to those of a conman and a stock broker, neither of whom he has ever met. And as these three men’s lives hurl unexpectedly toward each other, Liam learns he’ll have to do more than just prove he’s innocent—he’ll have to unravel a mystery that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Disclaimer: A received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Redwood Con was written in such a way that, every page had a clue to the mystery and readers won’t even notice. Even if they notice, they’ll probably jump to a new conclusion with every new piece of the puzzle and even then, when the mystery is solved, the culprit and their motives make perfect sense.

I was completely immersed into the story, even when there was no actual action going on, I was still on the edge of my seat. While reading this book, I never felt like I was trying to keep up with action scene after action scene or mystery after mystery nor was I left trying to drag myself through a pile of slow scenes.

The story was written with multiple point of views which I think really adds to the mystery of the story, with anonymous characters carrying out tasks that we won’t know the purpose of until later in the story, or thinking about characters that we aren’t sure we’ve met.

Each character, even though their names seem to be constantly changing, was memorable and unique. Their feelings were real and the motives were understandable (umm, sometimes). Reagan Keeter wrote characters that we could feel for and that made the story so much better.

That’s All I Got, Danielle.

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