Mind Over Murder

The Jake Roberts Series, Book 2

Fiction - Thriller - General
196 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2016
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Author Biography

Bestselling Author
2017 Reader’s Favorites Award
2016 CLUE Award
“Cary Allen Stone is one superb writer!”
––Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewervine Voice
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Cary Allen Stone spent his flying career inside the cockpits of corporate jets and commercial airlines. As a pilot, Cary developed a unique perspective on life. In 1992, he flew Sir Ridley Scott and when not searching for locations, Sir Scott mentored Cary on his writing. In 1976, Cary received a Bachelor of Arts in history and was on the Honor Roll and President’s List. Cary has written award-winning, five-star books. His Jake Roberts Series are bestsellers. In 2017, Cary began writing his science fiction trilogy beginning with the acclaimed, "SEEDS The Journey Begin." Authors Clive Cussler and Tim Dorsey endorsed his thriller, "Stealing Atlanta." Cary is an actor, voice actor, and filmmaker having worked on Hollywood feature films and Indie films in Phoenix. Cary can also be found on comedy stages as a standup comic.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite

Mind Over Murder by Cary Allen Stone is part of the Jake Roberts novel series. Although I haven’t read the other books in the series, this one was easy to follow. Detective Jake Roberts takes custody of Lori Powers, a serial killer who had fled to Europe, and Roberts’ past lover. Roberts is full of conflicting feelings about the case, but there is little time to fret over them. A new serial killer is on the loose, obsessed with Lori and murdering Detective Roberts. Jared Hamilton is a genius, but has been constantly searching for ways to expand his repertoire of dastardly deeds. Lori and Detective Roberts provide the ideal challenge. Will Roberts manage to untangle the mystery in time to save Lori and himself?

I found Mind Over Murder to be a straight forward novel. I liked the changing perspectives, but I found the different tenses a bit jarring. There were times where the novel changed perspective mid-section, and I had to read back to figure out who it was, Jake or Jared. Aside from this, I did very much enjoy the overall premise of the novel. Having the serial killer's perspective is always interesting to me, and Jared was definitely a twisted individual. You could see Jake's struggles as well as he came to terms with Lori's capture and imprisonment. The story kept on moving until the end, still leaving it open for a potential future novel involving Jake Roberts. Mind Over Murder by Cary Allen Stone worked well as a standalone, but perhaps I might have had a better insight to Jake Roberts had I read the other books. Still, it was a solid novel and kept my interest.