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Friday, September 5, 2014
THE ELECTRICIAN’S CODE by Clarissa Draper
THE ELECTRICIAN’S CODE isn’t a book you would want to start reading at night, alone, especially if you are forgetful about locking doors.
This spine-tingling murder mystery will hold you mesmerized from the opening paragraph to the last line. Weaving several sub-plots, author Clarissa Draper draws them together for an astonishing conclusion that will leave you eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.
Sophia Evans, a code breaker, has been called upon to help with a case involving a suspected arms dealer. All she has to do is monitor the comings and goings of a residence. But as the case unfolds, there is much more involved that leads to other complex issues. In addition, Sophia is dealing with the death of her boyfriend at her own hands.
Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Theo Blackwell is investigating a baffling murder. Disable Doc Tipring is stabbed to death outside his house one morning as he goes to get his paper. A cryptic message is found in his pocket. Finding no answers, Theo asks Sophia for help in understanding the message. A short time later, a woman is found stabbed. The two cases seem unrelated, but common elements lead officials to question further.
Theo and Sophia work to unravel the clues as Sophia deals with issues from her other work. As the clues of the puzzle are uncovered, a calculating killer and a cunning plot are exposed.
The author has created well-developed, likable characters. She has given them faults and emotions readers can relate to. With an eye for detail and rich descriptions, Draper transports readers to England and places them in the midst of the setting.
THE ELECTRICIAN’S CODE is the second installment in the Evans and Blackwell series, but can be read on its own. The author references prior events, but not to the extent that new readers are left in the dark. Returning fans will enjoy catching up with the latest happenings in Theo and Sophia’s lives.
The story moves at a steady pace with a few twists and turns along the way. This intriguing mystery will keep you guessing as you try to break the code.
The Electrician’s Code by Clarissa Draper, Evans and Blackwell Mystery Book #2, WiDo Publishing, @2014, ISBN: 978-1937178567, Paperback, 305 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A digital copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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