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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Murder at Whispering Pines by Mary E. Laders is a compelling blend of suspense, mystery, and murder, with characters that are genuinely flawed and real. Meghan Anderson has just started her new role as Director of Human Resources at Whispering Pines, a reputable nursing home. It is not long before she is caught up in the heart of corporate scandal and murder. The professional world she finds herself in is far from anything she ever imagined, and now a killer has set his sights on her. The only way for her to get out alive is for FBI Special Agent Joe Malone to catch the killer before he gets to her.
The story begins with a dramatic moment. A sinister figure stares down at the lifeless body of the victim, a flood of thoughts rushing through his mind. I wanted to know more about this character and the victim. The author's use of the stream of consciousness technique right from the very beginning caught my interest and allowed me to step into the minds of the characters. I loved how the author captures the feelings of the characters. For instance: "He felt the darkness of her soul winding through his body, bringing a mix of excitement and heaviness. He knew from experience the heaviness would soon become unbearable." Character development is impeccable, the setting captured with vividness, and the plot filled with unexpected twists. Murder at Whispering Pines is an engrossing read, realistic, and hugely entertaining, a real page-turner.