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The Smuggler's Daughter Kindle Edition
"Though I've long been a fan of Claire Matturro, her latest blew me away. Her lyrical depictions of the Gulf Coast landscape, the densely layered story where the intertwining of past and present creates a resonance that only our best novelists achieve, the narrative that is at once, scary, gripping, moving, and populated by unforgettable characters, combine to make Smuggler's Daughter as good a novel as I've read in years." ~ James W. Hall, Edgar and Shamus winning author.
"The Smuggler's Daughter is an intoxicating and pulsating thriller that I literally couldn't put down. With rich and unforgettable characters, a complex and twisty plot and an authentic Gulf Coast setting that has you tasting the salt air, Claire Matturro has crafted a story that will keep you up into the wee hours of the night and leave you sad that it's over when you reach the final page." ~-Robert Bailey, bestselling author of the McMurtrie & Drake Legal Thrillers series and Bocephus Haynes series
"In her newest work, Matturro shows off her literary chops in descriptions that are at once gritty and ruthlessly descriptive of Florida's Gulf Coast at various times and places, while at the same time, she shows us the interior struggles and ambivalence of character after character. Readers will not want to put this book down." ~Tallahassee Democrat
"THE SMUGGLER'S DAUGHTER pulls you in and under, revealing a time and place both familiar and remarkable. Coastal Florida, unique and dangerous, is one of the stars of Claire Matturro's complex and thrilling mystery. The story is an environmental mystery wrapped tightly in a distinct narrative and a landscape of unforgettable characters. The stakes are high, for all involved, but most especially for the Florida eco-system. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down." --USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines
"The Smuggler's Daughter is a searing and salty novel that thrills and entertains while exploring the coldblooded and ruthless crimes so prevalent in Florida's often sordid past. Crime fiction has long taken a hard look at society's moral code and in her latest offering, Claire Matturro delivers a tale that remains true to the highest standards of the genre." --Gale Massey, award-winning author of The Girl From Blind River.
"A tale with as many gnarled twists as a tide-swept Florida mangrove thicket. Claire Matturro spins the gripping, character-rich story of Kate Garcia, all the way from her shell-road youth to a tangle of bodies and motivations, where just one of the victims threatened might be the state's fragile environment."--Russ Hall, award-winning author of the Al Quinn Texas mystery series.
"Matturro wastes no time plunging librarian Kate Garcia into a world of conflicting loyalties and multiple murders. Smuggler's Daughter clutches you like a riptide and doesn't let go until the last devastating family secret is revealed and the last bullet is fired in a Florida waterfront setting so authentic you can smell the salt and danger in the air."--Donna Meredith, Associate Editor of Southern Literary Review and author of Buried Seeds.
"I'm a sucker for old Florida locales and there's plenty to be had in The Smuggler's Daughter. You smell the salt and feel the humidity in this Gulf coast hodge-podge of hardscrabble fishermen, ruthless pot smugglers, environmental activists, murdered lawyers, and past-meets-present. Matturro delivers one hell of a coldblooded tale played out in the Florida heat." --Andrew Nance, author of Red Canvas.*
- ASIN : B089T767P6
- Publisher : Red Adept Publishing, LLC (July 7, 2020)
- Publication date : July 7, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4882 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #437,429 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'll admit it; I don't read many mysteries. But this worked for me, because of the characters, research, and description.
Reviews usually mention the major but forget the minor characters. There's no doubt that Kate (Kitty), Keith (Nicky), CeCe, Ray could have been people met before, but the little touches of the others bring them to life (example Kitty's mother's “Ivory soap scent”).
The research is undeniable, big and small. Claire Matturro (former lawyer) and her brother (former law enforcement officer) fine-toothed combed that.
I wallow in good description like a hog does mud. (Okay, too much about me.) This makes my heart sing: “The river itself brushed against the banks with an almost imperceptible sound of blood pumping through an artery.”
A read for any month, get “The Smuggler's Daughter” and enjoy.
I thoroughly recommend The Smuggler's Daughter.
I am amazed at the research put into this novel, it starts with a band and ends with a bang.