Monday, February 10, 2020

Review: Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle

Lost Tomorrows
by Matt Coyle

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A phone call thrusts Rick Cahill’s past and all its tragic consequences into his present. Krista Landingham, his former partner on the Santa Barbara Police Department, is dead. When Rick goes to the funeral in the city where his wife was murdered and where he is seen as guilty for her death in the eyes of the police, he discovers that Krista’s death may not have been a tragic accident, but murder. Hired by Krista’s sister, Leah, to investigate, Rick follows clues that lead him to the truth, not only about Krista’s death, but about the tragedy that ruined his life. Along the way, Leah shows him that his life can be salvaged and he can feel love again if he can just move beyond his past. But the past is Rick’s present and will always be until he rights his one great wrong. In the end, Rick is left with a decision that forces him to confront the horrific actions he’ll need to take to exact revenge and achieve redemption.

Kritters Thoughts:  The sixth in a series and I started here without reading any of the previous books, which is very unlike me!  

Rick Cahill is a "retired" police officer who is now a private investigator and has moved away from Santa Barbara, the city that is full of bad memories for him.  He must return as a former partner has died and he wants to pay his respect.  While there her sister asks for his help because there are whispers that her death was possibly not an accident.  And thus he is roped into both drama from the present and from the past.  

There were just a handful of times where I felt out of place and was regretting starting at book six, but I felt as though the author easily brought me up to speed most of the time in a gentle way.  It was easy to keep the car accident with Krista Landingham separate from the clues that were also coming the very outdated investigation of his wife who was murdered many years ago.  

Rick was a great character to follow because as a reader you could trust his skills as he had been an officer and is now an investigator.  BUT I felt as though there were a few times where he got a bit whiny and irritating.  He repeated things a few times and I wanted to tell him that he needed to get over a few things and start moving forward!

After finishing the book, I am drawn to go back to the beginning and start this series.  I may just have to do that this year!  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 9 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from JKS Communications.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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