Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tattered Legacy by Shannon Baker

Tattered Legacy by Shannon BakerWelcome to Thoughts in Progress and the early days of March. Hopefully spring is just around the corner and the weather will be warming up soon.

I’m delighted today to share my thoughts on an intriguing mystery, TATTERED LEGACY by Shannon Baker, which is being released March 8. This is the third installment in Shannon’s Nora Abbott Mystery series, but can be read on its own.
Shannon will be joining us on Friday (March 6) to talk about her book, series and writing.

Here’s a brief description of TATTERED LEGACY and then my thoughts:

        Nora Abbott risks her career at Loving Earth Trust on a film project to convince Congress to expand the Canyonlands National Park. But someone is desperate to keep the secrets of the land hidden. When her best friend and director of the film is found dead, Nora is convinced it wasn’t an accident. Nora’s Hopi kachina messenger has vanished and now it looks as though Cole Huntsman, the man she’s finally allowed herself to love, has left her, too.
        As Nora uncovers an unlikely intersection of ancient Hopi legends, a secret polygamist sect, and one of the world’s richest men, she is drawn deeper into danger. Her mother’s surprising past holds the key to the clash of cultures, but will Nora put all the pieces together in time to prevent disaster? Set in the iconic red rocks of Moab, Utah, Nora races to discover what really lies beyond the stars. 

The intriguing Utah setting of author Shannon Baker’s latest release, TATTERED LEGACY, drew me in quickly. The author’s style of writing, along with a captivate tale kept me hooked until the very end.

This is a fast-pace mystery with a good mixture of action and dialogue to make the story hard to put down. The author’s eye for detail and vivid descriptions enhances the setting. The characters are likable, realistic and well-developed. The twists and turns along the way make for a tantalizing tale blended with the Hopi legends for spine-tingling excitement. 

TATTERED LEGACY is the third installment in the Nora Abbott Mystery series, but can be read on its own. This mesmerizing story will hold you spellbound as secrets are revealed and lives hang in the balance.

Tattered Legacy by Shannon Baker, Nora Abbott Mystery Book #3, Midnight Ink, @2015, ISBN: 978-0738740638, Paperback, 288 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

To learn even more about TATTERED LEGACY, join Shannon on her blog tour by visiting the following blogs:

Sirens of Suspense March 2
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers March 4
Stiletto Gang March 5
Patricia Stoltey’s Blog March 5

Thoughts in Progress March 6
Dru’s Book Musings March 9
Get Lost in a Story March 9
Inkspot March 9
Terry Ambrose March 10
Mysteristas March 13
Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers March 14
Sisters of the Quill March 15
Femmes Fatales March 20

Jungle Red Writers  March 22

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve peaked your interest in this intriguing story and you’ll stop back by on Friday when Shannon is scheduled to visit. Have a great Tuesday!! Doesn’t the TATTERED LEGACY cover just grab your attention and make you wonder what’s going on?

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  1. That is a really cool setting for a book.

  2. Mason - This does sound like a really interesting premise for a story! And I like learning more about Native American cultures, too. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Good morning Mason, (and Alex and Margot),
    I'm excited to be here. Thanks so much. Just a little aside, Tattered Legacy is up for a giveaway on Goodreads, so click and take a chance! http://tinyurl.com/n5so6xw

  4. What a great setting. And the premise is great. I just entered the giveaway.

  5. Tattered Legacy is SUCH an evocative title. And the setting and the background information sound like they more than live up to that promise.

    1. I love that you said that! I was so sure the publisher would change the title I sort of slapped something on it. It fits the story, but I never thought they'd keep it. Thanks!

  6. This looks like a good story and a little different setting for a mystery.


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