Daily Review: Haunted Hearts By Kim Cox
March 2, 2018
A wonderfully woven story of suspense, murder, and mystery.
Will Lana Malloy solve the twenty-year-old double murder of her great aunt and her great aunt’s fiancé by Memorial Day?
If she can, they’ll spend eternity together.
If she can’t, they’ll be stuck as Haunted Hearts for another year.
By Jan Sikes
This book by Author, Kim Cox is a great introduction to female detective, Lana Malloy. But, Lana isn’t just an ordinary detective. She has paranormal gifts and abilities. She can see and communicate with the deceased.
This book centers around her Aunt Lucy Malloy, who has been dead for over twenty years. The mystery surrounding her death was never solved. So, when Aunt Lucy begs Lana to find her murderer, how could she refuse? And, when handsome Tony Calabria, grandson of Aunt Lucy’s deceased lover, Davide, pitches in to help solve the murders, the action amps up.
Not only on the quest to solve the murders, but a romance begins to bloom between Lana and Tony. It turns out that Tony can hear his grandfather’s spirit speak, but can’t see him while Lana can both see and hear her Aunt Lucy. And, it is revealed that both Aunt Lucy and Davide Calabria died within minutes of each other on the same night.
As the plan comes together, the spirits join in the fun and a seance is planned with the hope that the murderer will confess. This book reminded me of the Nancy Drew mysteries I devoured as a young adult.
Kim Cox did a good job in setting up the plot and fitting together all the pieces of the puzzle to make for a great outcome to this story. It was an easy read and I enjoyed it.
By Mary Schmidt
I just finished reading this book by Kim Cox and my review follows the author’s book blurb found on Amazon.
“Lana Malloy is trying to get her new private investigator business off the ground, but she’s no ordinary investigator. She has paranormal gifts and abilities that guide her. Her great-aunt, who has been dead for twenty years, offers to be her first client.
At first, Tony Calabria doesn’t want to help Lana solve her aunt’s murder since his family considers Lucy the reason for his own grandfather’s death. But his grandfather disagrees and is eager for his murderer to be found.
Together, Lana, Tony, and the ghosts work out a plan where the guilty party will be begging to confess.
Will Lana Malloy solve the twenty-year-old double murder of her great aunt and her great aunt’s fiancé by Memorial Day? If she can, they’ll spend eternity together; if she can’t, they’ll be stuck as Haunted Hearts for another year.”
Haunted Hearts is the first book in a series, and introduces readers to a female detective, Lana Malloy. Lana Malloy has gifts, she can see spirits and hear spirits, and her abilities increase throughout this wonderfully woven story of suspense, murder, and mystery. Not having read a mystery in I don’t know how long, I was thrilled with this paranormal mystery.
Cox has written a five-star book with a great plot, funny, and love thrown in for good measure.
Please click HERE to find Haunted Hearts on Amazon.