This review is part of the MIRROR DEEP BLOG TOUR organized by CBB Book Promotions.
Katherine Bonner with the golden eyes and a golden, enchanted life is well on her way to becoming a horse whisperer. Tall, athletic, she loves to ride, and she can usually exact good behavior from most wild steed, except from Pierce who bucks her at every crack of the whip.
Pierce is top honcho in charge of the fifteen hundred acre ranch, Bonner-Willow. Although he owns a Master’s in business administration, he loves to be around horses. He considers himself more of a cowboy than a CEO.
When Kat becomes the bearer of unexpected news about her past from ex-convict, ex-lawyer Victor Horn, she wonders how she will ever find her roots and manage to put the pieces of her life back together again. She turns to Pierce, the dark hair and blue eyed hunk whom Kat believes, thinks he is God's gift to women.
Pierce reluctantly agrees to help, partly for reasons of his own. He worries about his lawyerly father being involved with Victor's murder. As Pierce and Kat travel to Chicago together, they walk right into a criminal investigation headed by two bumbling detectives. Kat makes a date with a potential serial killer, and Pierce, whose affection for Kat is slowly changing to one of deeper commitment, worries about her safety. Meanwhile, Kat bumps into a doppelganger she believes is stalking her, only to discover that no one else ever sees her.
Mirror Deep uncovers many twists and turns designed to keep the reader guessing until the end. Through all the action, Pierce remains by Kat's side. Will he be able to hide from Kat his mounting desire? Will Kat find who this look alike is and why she is trying to warn her? Does Kat follow a stranger to Paris, France simply to put miles between her and Pierce or to avoid the threat of a potential killer?
Joss Landry’s Mirror Deep is a heart-pounding read that kept me on the edge of my seat page after page after page. And yes, I was turning pages all night long!
The story picked up right from the get-go. That was one of the things I loved most about it. There’s no dancing around the mystery, and it pulls you into its dark world right from the very beginning.
Kat Bonner leads a very idyllic life on the Bonner-Willow ranch… that is, until one secret sends her life spiraling down a path of danger, secrets, and lies. The secret turned her life upside-down-inside-out and rends her unable to discern who she is anymore.
When she sets out to Chicago to try and get some answers, Kat Bonner is thrust into the middle of a decades-old investigation. She’s got more questions filling her head more than ever before. Plagued with apparitions of a girl no one else can see but her, she starts to question if it has more to do with her than she originally thought. Kat desperately struggles to discover how she fits into this whole convoluted mess fearing that her involvement has just placed a large target on her back.
The story progresses on a very gripping pace. It starts out with the key plot event that triggers the events that transpire. From there, the author unfolds each mystery with precision and skill leaving the readers hungry to race to the last page to get answers. Each question answered raises more mysteries left unresolved, all building up to a very riveting reveal.
I have no idea what to expect from one chapter to another. The plot twists leave me so breathless I can barely keep up with the story. In a good way, of course. There were some WTF moments throughout the book where I had to re-read a whole paragraph just to get that new plot twist to sink in. Some of these twists come so far from left field that I was literally reading on the edge of my seat. It was intricate and complex and downright thrilling.
I also loved the characters and the way that each one of them is carefully thought up, the mark of a talented author. Joss Landry makes you hate them one minute, and love them the next.
The prose and writing style of the writer is flawless. It flows perfectly, threading the whole story seamlessly. The pacing was good, too. I didn’t encounter any dead-air. It was all wham-pow-boom from start to finish.
For fans of this type of novels, I’m pretty sure you would love Joss Landry’s Mirror Deep. But this is a book that I don’t really see myself re-reading in the future. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book. It’s just not my kind of book. Even though it was such a ride reading about all the scheming and the plotting, it’s not the type of genre that I usually prefer.
So yeah, for people who like murder mystery/thriller novels, I think this would be a good book to add to your collection.