BOOK REVIEW ~ Missing

Missing…And Presumed Dead

A sad true crime story about a 20 year old young woman, Heather Elvis, who went missing in Horry County, South Carolina in December 2013 in the wee hours of the morning. This story touches me for several reasons, having family in the Horry County area who have been affected by crime. Add to that, my father happened to die under strange circumstances in Horry County, South Carolina in 1997 at a business we had there. All of that is enough to put me off the area to begin with, and I didn’t realize this book was set there in Horry County, but so be it. If you want a crazy story, this is for you. The place is already the Devil’s Triangle for me.

I had noticed several years ago that there were already a handful of true crime books that just happened to be situated in Horry County, and Conway in particular as I’ve read true crime through the years. One book, for example is An Hour To Kill by Dale Hudson. Mr. Hudson himself was also found dead in the Great Pee Dee River in 2009 under mysterious circumstances.

I read this eARC and mostly enjoyed it. I’m hoping some of the grammar gets cleaned up before publication. There were some spotty issues with missing words, etc. I think many true crime fans would like the story, very twisty. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Michael Fleeman, and the publisher.


 

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Publisher: WildBlue Press – 239 pages
Publication:  Nov 5th, 2019
My Rating:  4/5 Stars


The Author- Michael Fleeman is a Los Angeles-based author, journalist, instructor and television commentator.


 

BOOK REVIEW ~ Kidnapped by a Client

Kidnapped by a Client: An Attorney’s Fight for Justice at Any Cost


 

This was one of the most exciting, scary, and tension filled true crime books I’ve read. You really feel for Sharon Muse as the beginning of the story unfolds and you follow along with her. Things just get more intense and frightening as it continues and she finds herself kidnapped by someone she once represented who was convicted. And he wants revenge his own way now that he’s made her drive out to this creepy abandoned farm. This part of the book is riveting, but there is much more to this story, so check it out. I highly recommend this one.  Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, authors Sharon R. Muse, JD & Holly Lorincz, and the publisher.

 

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Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing  – 312 pages
Publication: Sep 17th, 2019
RATING: 5/5 Stars


The Author- Sharon Muse, JD is the commonwealth attorney for Kentucky’s 14th Judicial District. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, specialized training in the legal field, and extensive training in effects of trauma on the brain. She works with experts in self-protection, trauma, and grief counseling. Muse teaches classes and speaks to groups about self-protection and assists victims as they navigate the legal system.

Holly Lorincz is a professional collaborative writer and the owner of Lorincz Literary Services, an editing and publishing company. She regular works with New York Times bestselling authors and is award-winning novelist herself. She is also a nationally recognized speaking coach and a longtime speaking instructor.