Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Review ~ Stranger at Sunset by Eden Baylee


Stranger at Sunset
by Eden Baylee 

Synopsis
Vacation can be a killer. 

Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show. 

It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation. 

Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers? 

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/thriller as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate's own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.


My Thoughts
Right from the start, the prologue lets the reader know that a murder has taken place.  But who was the victim?  Who was the murderer? And who stood by and watched it all?  After that dramatic beginning with all those questions running around in your head, the story begins.  Ms. Baylee gives the reader just enough details to keep you guessing ‘who-done-it’ and just when you think you might have figured it out, you realize that you got it all wrong.  Not until the very end was the killer revealed, and to me, that is what makes this book an excellent read and a solid mystery/thriller.

Stranger at Sunset by Eden Baylee is one of those novels that starts off as a slow burn and gradually builds to an intense inferno.  Ms. Baylee has managed to craft a thrilling and engaging masterpiece that was difficult to put down.  There were so many characters involved with the story, but each one has an integral part that made this story so engrossing.  With vivid descriptions of Jamaica and of the resort, I really felt that I was right there in the action.  This was an amazing and intense psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and I would recommend it to anyone!

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to write. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is sensual and literary.
She has written three collections of erotic novellas and flash fiction ~ SPRING INTO SUMMER, FALL INTO WINTER, and HOT FLASH.
On June 30, 2014, she released her first novel--a psychological mystery/thriller set in Jamaica called STRANGER AT SUNSET.
Eden loves hearing from readers, so connect to her via her website at www.edenbayleebooks.com and all her social networks.


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