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Saturday, March 23, 2024

My Thoughts - Struck Dead by Andrea Kane



Struck Dead by Andrea Kane

Struck Dead

by Andrea Kane

March 4 - 29, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

The fragile line between life and death… Families that will never be the same…

When a tragic hit-and-run takes the life of a hardworking family man, multi-millionaire Christopher Hillington becomes the prime suspect, and the whole city of New York alights with speculation as to what happened.

But before the NYPD can establish Hillington’s guilt, he himself is brutally murdered in his own home. As he lays dying, he scrawls the name Casey Woods with his own blood, and the Forensic Instincts team is drawn into a complex mystery that has placed its president in the sights of a desperate killer.

A millionaire’s life is full of secrets and suspects. So as the baffled NYPD investigates Casey for the murder, and the body-count ratchets up, Casey herself becomes another potential victim. The FI team’s hardcore investigation has them twisting and turning through suspects and secrets, where the stakes intensify―and so does the collateral damage. As Casey and the team get closer to finding the killer, the unthinkable happens, and the life of one of FI’s own hangs in the blood-stained balance.

They say dead men tell no tales, but blood doesn’t lie. Peeling back layer after layer of deception, the team will cross whatever lines are necessary to solve the case, get justice for the families, and make their team whole again…unless the relentless killer gets to them first.

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing
Publication Date: March 2024
Number of Pages: 384 
ISBN: 9781682320631 (ISBN10: 1682320634) 
Series: Forensic Instincts (#10)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | Goodreads

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Author Bio:

Andrea Kane

Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty-two novels, including eighteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. With her signature style, Kane creates unforgettable characters and confronts them with life-threatening danger. As a master of suspense, she weaves them into exciting, carefully-researched stories, pushing them to the edge—and keeping her readers up all night.
Kane’s first contemporary suspense thriller, Run for Your Life, became an instant New York Times bestseller. 
She followed with a string of bestselling psychological thrillers including No Way OutTwisted and Drawn in Blood.
Her latest in the highly successful Forensic Instincts series, Struck Dead, showcases the dynamic, eclectic team of investigators as they hunt down a desperate killer who’s threatened one of their own. The first showcase of Forensic Instincts’ talents came with the New York Times bestseller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, followed by The Line Between Here and GoneThe Stranger You KnowThe Silence That SpeaksThe Murder That Never WasA Face To Die ForDead In A WeekNo Stone UnturnedAt Any Cost, and Struck Dead.
Kane’s beloved historical romantic suspense novels include My Heart’s DesireSamanthaEchoes in the Mist, and Wishes in the Wind.
With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages. 
Kane lives in New Jersey with her family. She’s an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan.
Author Hometown – Warren, New Jersey

Catch Up With Andrea Kane:
Instagram - @authorandreakane
Twitter/X - @andrea_kane
Facebook - @AuthorAndreaKane


Struck Dead is written by Andrea Kane. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it will not be my last. This book is number 10 in the Forensic Instincts series. While I have not read any of the other books in the series, I feel like I made new friends as I got to know the characters in the story. 

Casey is the owner of Forensic Instincts. They are kind of like a PI firm that will investigate crimes. She has her work cut out for her - First there is a hit and run. The victim is a hardworking family man. The prime suspect is multi millionaire Christopher Hillington. Then he is found murdered. He leaves behind a cryptic note that he wrote in his blood. Suddenly, Casey herself finds herself in the suspect seat. 

Casey and her team, along with Hutch and the FBI need to figure out what really happened in the hit and run, and who would want Christopher dead. They also need to find out who is behind all of this before Casey becomes the next victim. 

The author does a really great job in leaving you clues, yet throwing in twists and turns that I did not suspect coming. She does a good job balancing the crime and the development of her characters. I was shocked when I got to the end. My heart was pounding so hard that I was sure that everyone in my household could hear it. 

I like the author's writing style. The book flows nicely. Her characters are well developed and you feel like you are sitting on scene watching everything unfold. I hope to read more from this author in the future. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 

Tour Participants:

03/04 Guest post @ The Mystery of Writing
03/06 Book Talk with Fran Lewis Radio Interview
03/06 Review @ Just Reviews
03/06 Review @ reviewsbyrudra
03/07 Review @ Novels Alive
03/07 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
03/08 Review @ Country Mamas With Kids
03/08 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews
03/09 Interview @ darciahelle
03/10 Review @ The AR Critique
03/11 Guest post @ Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense
03/12 Review @ elaine_sapp65
03/13 Review @ Avonna Loves Genres
03/14 Review @ Catreader18
03/14 Review @ Hott Books
03/15 Review @ Melissa As Blog
03/16 Review @ Pat Fayo reviews
03/17 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
03/19 Showcase @ The Mystery Section
03/20 Review @ Wall-to-wall Books
03/21 Review @ Review Thick & Thin
03/22 Review @ Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
03/24 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
03/25 Review @ fuonlyknew
03/26 Review @ The Book Review Crew
03/27 Guest post @ The Book Divas Reads
03/28 Review @ Celticladys Reviews
03/28 Review @ dianas_books_cars_coffee
03/29 Review @ bookwormbecky1969
03/29 Review @ Why Not? Because I Said So Book Reviews
030/23 Review @ Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting


This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Andrea Kane. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

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  1. "I feel like I made new friends as I got to know the characters in the story." ~ YES! That's just how I feel about them! Fantastic review!!