Daily Review: Victim Three by Mike Markel

Exciting, suspense galore, mystery with a capital M for murder and mayhem

When graduate student Cassandra Lyons is found stabbed behind the wheel of her car in her condo’s garage, Detectives Seagate and Miner suspect her live-in boyfriend, Richard Harson.

Only a week before, the police responded to a domestic disturbance call at their condo. The shouting match had something to do with Richard’s affair with his ex-girlfriend, as well as Cassandra’s ongoing relationship with Will Nyland, a distinguished professor.

Cassandra and Nyland had just returned from a professional conference, also attended by another graduate student, Beth Park. When a video shot in a hotel room surfaces, apparently showing Cassandra and Nyland raping Beth Park, the detectives devise a new theory of the case:

Beth Park exacted her revenge on her fellow grad student.

But when another woman is found dead and Beth Park disappears, the detectives believe she is about to become the third victim.

Mike Markel

Amazon Review

By BigAl

This brings the Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series to 9 books. The first several books were great in two ways. First, they’re just good police procedurals. Plus, I have an easy time picturing Rawlings, MT, the fictional college town where the series takes place as it is much like the town I live in (smaller Western city dominated by a state university).

The second thing that drew me in was the relationship and contrast between the two partners, Karen Seagate, the single, recovering alcoholic and Ryan Miner, the younger, straight-arrow Mormon family man.

As the series has gone on this second draw has become “just the way it is” and isn’t as noticeable anymore. But I’ve continued to be entertained. The stories have continued to get me thinking about things. Those things have just been different.

In this case, the story should have you thinking about the #MeToo movement. About men with power who take advantage of women and how institutions and other people have protected them in the past and all too often continue to do so.

I guess you could say that the basics of this story were “ripped from the headlines,” but the author has put his own spin on it, keeping it entertaining and intense, as all good detective stories should be as Seagate, Miner, and the reader try to figure out what really happened.

Amazon Review

By DD Gott

When graduate student Cassandra Lyons is found stabbed behind the wheel of her car in her condo’s garage, Detectives Seagate and Miner suspect her live-in boyfriend, Richard Harson. Only a week before, the police responded to a domestic disturbance call at their condo.

The shouting match had something to do with Richard’s affair with his ex-girlfriend, as well as Cassandra’s ongoing relationship with Will Nyland, a distinguished professor. Cassandra and Nyland had just returned from a professional conference, also attended by another graduate student, Beth Park.

When a video shot in a hotel room surfaces, apparently showing Cassandra and Nyland raping Beth Park, the detectives devise a new theory of the case: Beth Park exacted her revenge on her fellow grad student. But when another woman is found dead and Beth Park disappears, the detectives believe she is about to become the third victim.

What did I like? I love this series and this author sure knows how to pen them for excitement and mystery. I have read all of them and this is the most exciting of all! I thought I had it all figured out and dag gum out of the dark comes the killer that I did not expect!

What will you like? Exciting, suspense galore, mystery with a capital M, murder and mayhem, victims piling up and college drama! Well written, research shows on each page, descriptions keeping you in the loop and details that will thrill you. This is a subject that has been around for a long time and is constantly a problem that most likely will be there forever!

One would hope with all that the colleges have done that it is under some control. Rape is another issue that this book addresses with good grace and awesome advise. Under these circumstances, women need to understand and know that they are not alone! WELL DONE Mike Markel….

Looking forward to the next book, hope it is soon

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