The Stone House Secret

A Jenessa Jones Mystery Book 2

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
346 Pages
Reviewed on 08/04/2015
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Author Biography

Debra Burroughs grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Most days she can be found sitting in front of her computer, dreaming up interesting and exciting characters and story lines.

If you’ve ever read any of her books, you’ll agree that Debra writes with intensity and power. Her characters are rich and the stories are full of compelling suspense and real romance. If you're looking for graphic violence and explicit sex scenes, hers are not the books for you. But if you're looking for stories with heart-fluttering real romance and “I can’t put this book down” suspense that will entertain you, grab your attention, touch your heart, and leave you wanting more, then dive into one of her captivating books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

The Stone House Secret by Debra Burroughs opens with a broken date, one wrecked by the news of an unnatural death that was to keep them busy; Michael being one of only two detectives on the small Hidden Valley police force and Jenessa being the reporter on a large Sacramento newspaper. They fall headlong into solving the mystery, many a time with a mutual exchange of leads. With every turn of the inquiry bringing up fresh characters and events, their task becomes a rather long affair. As the process of cracking the case continues, new twists develop often, linking the deceased with an excess of wealth, as well as that of ill health, leading to surprising conclusions. Michael and Jenessa also find solace and comfort in their romantic company, notwithstanding the frequent intrusions by the exes from both sides.

The Stone House Secret by Debra Burroughs is a fast paced novel that is a pleasure to read. Just when I was convinced that the case was all figured out, the introduction of a new twist left me with no clue. In this novel one can see a perfect combination of smooth prose, a well-paced plot, interesting, endearing, compelling and sometimes quirky characters, a touch or two of romance, and a good suspenseful mystery to solve. The author has succeeded in handling masterfully the exes from sides and making their togetherness look natural. A good read with a well crafted plot and an endearing presentation, this is a valuable asset to one's thriller collection.