Monday, October 24, 2016

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries {+ Giveaway}

I’m excited to be taking part in the MC Book Tours Virtual Blog Tour for author Joylene Nowell Butler’s upcoming release, Mâtowak Woman Who Cries.

As part of the tour, I’m sharing my thoughts on this suspenseful mystery and you have a chance to win a copy of the book. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler
◊ Paperback: 278 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (November 1, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1939844234
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1939844231


          A murder enveloped in pain and mystery...

          When Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife's unsolved murder.
The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.
Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him...

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is available to pre-order in eBook at the following sites:

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Author Joylene Nowell Butler
When Joylene's father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of finishing Always Father's Child. Today Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steampunk collaboration Break Time. While she'll admit being published didn't fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had lived to see her success. Dead Witness was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal and its sequel Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is due for release November 1, 2016.

Joylene lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog then connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her Amazon Author Page.

For more on Joylene, her writing, and more chances to win a copy of her book be sure to check out the blogs participating in her tour. You can find the tour schedule HERE.

With a dysfunctional family at the core, author Joylene Nowell Butler skillfully crafts a suspenseful murder mystery with teeth.

Her characters are a diverse group, well-developed, likable, and easy for readers to relate to and understand. The varied emotions of the characters can easily be felt through the author’s rich descriptions.

The setting adds depth to the story. With numerous twists and turns, the story moves along smoothly and at a good pace. The story opens with a bang and doesn’t let up until the shocking last page.

Throughout the story, the author deals with major issues such as verbal and physical abuse in families, racial elements, as well as grief and blame over the loss of a loved one. The tough issues mixed with police procedures and numerous light moments makes this a well-balanced read.

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries pulls you in quickly and then you don’t want to let go until you know the real truth. The characters linger long after the story ends. A fascinating read that will stir your emotions. This is a follow-up to BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD, but can be read on its own.

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler, Dancing Lemur Press, @2016, ISBN: 978-1939844231, Paperback, 278 Pages

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

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Dancing Lemur Press this giveaway is for three (3) print copies that are available to those living in the U.S. only and one (1) eBook copy available international.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you enjoy books that draw you into family dramas? Do you enjoy stories where the investigating officer has problems of their own to deal with?


  1. This sounds tense, and gripping, and has (as usual) sparked my bookie lust.

    1. E.C., I think it's one you would definitely enjoy. It keeps you guessing as to what the outcome will really be.

  2. Hi Mason - Joylene's book certainly sounds a great read and with something in it for us to learn about ... thanks for the review ... cheers to you both - Hilary

    1. Hilary, it does have some insightful information woven into the story. Cheers to you as well, my friend.

  3. I had an advance read of this book and agree with you--very well-written and engaging story! Dark but with humor interspersed.

    1. Elizabeth, that bit of humor blended in made for a well-balanced story to me. It dealt with dark issues but gave you a little light to take the edge off.

  4. She's going to like your review. Looking forward to reading Joylene's book!

  5. Oh, this sounds like a really interesting read, Mason! I like the setting, and a good balance of lighter and darker moments can make for a terrific read. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for featuring Matowak and I'm delighted you enjoyed it. The story simply captivated me.

  7. That balance of hard issues and lighter moments is great to have indeed. One with teeth sure is a pleasure to read too.

  8. Thank you so much for this review! I am so happy you enjoyed it!

  9. I can see the humor nested in that dark tale already. Sounds great.

  10. This sounds interesting...and that mask on the cover just draws the eye!

  11. Ohhhhh, I love giveaways!!! THANKS for sharing! <3 -

  12. Ohhhhh, I love giveaways!!! THANKS for sharing! <3 -

    1. Thanks for visiting, Gingi. I tried to leave a comment on your blog (several places), but it wouldn't let me. Thanks for your comment.

  13. I've been seeing this book on various blogs today but I particularly liked reading your review, Mason. Thanks.

  14. Sounds like a gripping story - thanks for the informative review and the chance to win a copy.


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