Welcome to my tour stop for Mirror Deep by Joss Landry. This is an adult/new adult romantic suspense and the tour runs January 13-31st with mostly reviews. Be sure to stop by the tour page for the list of tour stops. My part-time reviewer, Hillary will be reviewing Mirror Deep for this tour. I hope everyone enjoys this post and before you go be sure to enter the giveaway below to win three 25$ Amazon GC's.
Title: Mirror Deep
Author: Joss Landry
Released: October 17th 2012
Genre: Mystery/ Contemporary Romance
Reading Level: 16+
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?
The moment I got my hands on Mirror Deep by Joss Landry I became both excited and wary. I was excited to read this story because of the love aspect mentioned in front and back of the book. At the same time I was wary because there’s also mention of a big mystery being involved in the main plot and mysteries can either go really well or not so well at all. I actually try to steer clear of them unless other readers like that particular book too, but with Mirror Deep I took a chance all on my own (with some hints here and there) and I’m so glad that I did.
The moment I dove into the story I was definitely hooked from page one. I’d actually read a little about the equestrian side in this story and I couldn’t wait to see how exactly that would play out and contribute to the plot. By the time I finished reading this book I was definitely impressed. I have never read a book that shows how much the character, least of all the main character, loves horses and how it surrounds their whole life. In Mirror Deep it’s basically the whole theme because main character, Katherine Bonner, lives and breathes horses. It’s just part of who she is and what she does in life to contribute to the family business.
From moment one I really understood Katherine. In fact, she really reminds me of the type of person I want to be when I’m a little older. Kat is the type of person that isn’t afraid to speak her mind and say what she thinks from right and wrong. She’s also really independent and headstrong and that basically put a picture in my mind of why guys—except for one or two—would be intimidated by her. Pierce Bonner is Kat’s second cousin and the moment Kat first described him, my mind conjured up a mental image of Clark Kent minus the glasses and superpowers and instead riding a horse wearing country-esque clothes. Pierce was definitely swoon-worthy and I liked that he could have the bad boy image plus some sensibility and vulnerability when no one was watching. Lauren Bonner was another likeable character who happened to be Pierce’s sister. I really liked how she felt like Kat’s opposite; the more reasonable, supportive, and understanding out of both of them. There were other characters too, both protagonists and antagonists that I got to know throughout the story and once I started reading more about the mysterious murders it was easy to confuse who was who in both those categories. There were moments where I thought I knew who this mystery murderer was when in fact I was totally wrong. The killer was basically right in front of my face and I just couldn’t see it until I’d practically finished reading the book.
I actually thought the pacing throughout the story was pretty well done. I felt that the time I got to know the characters, to get a feel for this mystery of who the murderer was, and the time it finally came down to the possible suspect and real suspect were planned out perfectly. Even the last happy events at the end made the story feel like it was wrapped up nicely without any more questions having to be asked. Everything felt secured and it was easy to imagine Kat’s future in a happy place without her having to ever wonder about the life or people she never got to meet. That was definitely a bonus I hadn’t really been expecting.
Mirror Deep by Joss Landry was a fast paced, whirlwind of a mystery and romance novel. While starting out wary about this book, I ended up really loving this story. I liked that I knew beforehand what to expect and yet some surprises were thrown my way that kept me intrigued throughout my reading. I liked that the protagonists in the story were very likeable and sometimes reminded me of myself or people that I knew. I would have loved for the romance aspect in the story to have been a lot more since it felt like the mystery part had been concentrated on more. I liked that there were moments that kept me turning the pages at a rapid pace. Overall, I thought this story was very entertaining and suspenseful with a tad of romance in the middle. I think people who are fans of both genres should read this book because it’s well written and it keeps you guessing until the end. Fans of horses should also pick this one up because those parts in the story were well informed and definitely taught me a lot that I didn’t know about the equestrian life before. I hope more readers out there read this book and share their thoughts as well! I think more people should know what an amazing read this book is.
Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.
About the Author: Joss Landry
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Joss has worked as a consultant for more than twenty years, writing copy for marketing firms and assisting start-up companies launch their business. She recently made the switch from composing copy and promos, to writing fiction and prose. She is developing her style through courses and the support of other writers. A recent graduate of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is presently working on honing three other novels for publication.Blessed with four children and five grandchildren, she resides in Montreal with her husband, a staunch supporter, and enjoys spending her time biking, rollerblading, playing tennis and swimming. She loves creating stories, as she says that it fulfills her need to think outside the box.
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