Book Case #22 – Agnes Hahn

Book and Author Details:
Agnes Hahn on Amazon
Agnes Hahn on GoodReads
Richard Satterlie’s Website
Medallion Media Publishing

Description from Author:

At the age of four, Agnes Hahn went to live with her great aunts Gert and Ella. Gert is now deceased, and Ella is in a nursing home in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. Agnes’s life is mundane; her work at the animal shelter routine—until she is arrested for a string of unimaginably heinous murders. Driven by the opportunity to write a bestseller, reporter Jason Powers covers the killings and soon uncovers a tangle of Hahn family secrets including one about Agnes’s mysterious twin sister. Just when Powers is breaking through Ella’s dementia to put together the puzzle behind the carnage, Ella is murdered. Now motivated by the family’s unanswered questions, Powers strives to discover the truth about Agnes, her aunts, and the mysteries that surround them.

My Review:
Every family has skeletons in the closet. Every family has members who hold their memory dear in their hearts and minds. Some family members are just too delicate with their mental psyche to carry those memories. Sometimes, those memories become too real, too alive, … sometimes those memories… aren’t memories at all. 

This book was griping and suspenseful. Agnes is a shy, quiet, meek type of female. When strange, yet graphic and grotesque, murders of men start showing up along the coast towns around her, evidence starts to point at her. Agnes is arrested and questioned opening the segue for an intense murder mystery novel.

Family secrets are ripped wide open. Suspense between the police investigating and a known hated investigative newspaper reporter make for a great read. It’s great to read a story where animosity and annoyance with each other can be put aside for the problem at hand: Menstrual Murderer.

I was really into this book. The story line was a bit predictable, but that didn’t take away from the enjoyment of continuing the “page turning” on this ebook. It was well thought out, well written and the S-curves in the book were fun to ride along with.

The grammar, spelling and edits were great. I was able to zip through the story within days. I look forward to reading the second book in the series, “Imola“.
Negative Aspect:
I am not sure if the author was working through a horrible breakup while writing this book, but I was really confused about the obsession Jason has with his ex-fiance’ or why her memory kept creeping up. It really had nothing to do with the book, other than the similarities with the caretaker in Ella’s nursing home. I loved Jason’s character and development, I just felt this ex took away from the story line a little bit.

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