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Genesis Beach by Susan Whitfield

September 14th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Description from I craned my head around the corner and pulled back again. There was someone there. I inhaled deeply and swung my body around into the room, coming face-to-face with my own image in the mirror. The hair on my body bristled…

When the lifeless body of millionaire Rick Teater is discovered, no one suspects he was beaten to death with a sock, least of all inexperienced Logan Hunter, an intern for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. But the high-profile crime scene–and the need to prove herself–propel her to embark on a quest for justice. During the investigation, she befriends Pepper Ellis, the victim’s chef, and the two form an emotional attachment, something Logan does not expect.

After several intense searches, complicated by a hurricane and a recurring nightmare, Logan finds the body of her prime suspect, Lincoln Tumu. Her investigation comes to a frustrating standstill. Trying to cope with demons of her own, Logan begins to unravel the tightly woven plan that implicated Tumu and discovers she pursued the wrong person from the beginning. Now she suspects the one she counted on for guidance has been deceiving her all along.

This book opened up leaving me scratching my head a bit.  We see Logan, an intern from the State Bureau of Investigation, interning with a small town police department.  When they get called to the scene of a possible murder scene of a wealthy business man I found it strange that the chief of police would say since they are a small town and never dealt with a murder before they would be relying heavily on her.  She’s just an intern so why would she have any more experience?  He later contradicts himself by getting upset that she was trying to step into his jurisdiction when she asks to speak to a possible suspect.  What happened to relying heavily on her?  The other thing that was pretty unbelievable was the other police officer starting to pick up evidence on the crime scene without gloves.  Even if you never dealt with a murder case shouldn’t that be second nature for a police officer even in non-murder cases?  The book is relatively short and there were a few twists at the end.  I’m afraid most of this was to unbelievable for me but for those who want a quick moving mystery book this might be one to check out.

Posted in Books, Mystery

5 Responses

  1. Falling Off The Shelf

    Sounds interesting…but yet, very unbelievable, lol. Sounds like it could be classified as a cozy, but was it humorous?

  2. dsuzuki

    It did have a little bit of humor in it :)

  3. Alexa

    I’ve never heard of this book before, but it sounds interesting so I might have to check it out.

  4. Wendy

    I’m sorry – A SOCK? What the… this one doesn’t sound like something I would like. I’m not big on mysteries, anyway.


  5. Llehn

    The premise of this book sounds familiar and I can’t remember if I read a review for this book or for another. I don’t like it when things in a book becomes too unbelievable because I feel like the author is testing out intelligence.


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