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A Grave to Visit

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by Lilian Surkova
     
 

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On a Sunday morning, the body of a beautiful young woman was found on board a luxury cruise liner, in one of the lifeboats. The victim looked pristine; there were no signs of foul play. It looked like a perfect murder. The dead woman had no name, no ID, and there was no record she had ever come on board. To ship's staff, she didn't exist.With no clues and little

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On a Sunday morning, the body of a beautiful young woman was found on board a luxury cruise liner, in one of the lifeboats. The victim looked pristine; there were no signs of foul play. It looked like a perfect murder. The dead woman had no name, no ID, and there was no record she had ever come on board. To ship's staff, she didn't exist.With no clues and little help, Kate Mitchell, Head of Security for the cruise ship company, begins the first investigation on her new job. Armed only with her twenty-year experience as NYPD detective and her connections, she begins untangling one clue after another. She is good at it, which is why they pay her the big bucks.She knew her job. What she didn't know, was that sometimes perfect murders must not upset the accepted status quo.Depicting different aspects of human nature and oft-neglected moral obligations, A Grave to Visit is an entertaining novel and a wonderful piece of mystery fiction. Lilian Surkova adds a healthy dash of humor and irony to a story replete with deep inner conflicts and ethical torments, and brings her characters to life with a sumptuous realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470121532
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/26/2012
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Meet the Author

Lilian Surkova was educated in Russia, her background is in linguistics. She holds MA in English, Spanish, and Russian. Word craft is her passion, languages are her lifelong devotion. Currently she is employed by the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.

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A Grave to Visit 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
a_book_connoisseur More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it! Having read the previous review, I was skeptical. I started reading it and after the first chapter I was hooked. The characters are fresh, the situations are not trivial, the end is totally unexpected. Actually I wish there is a second book about this character. There are few story lines that I would love to know more about. Highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and hard to put down. The author kept my interest, and I will read more of her books! Thank you! The person who wrote a negative feedback about the “grammer” (Anonymous: October 23, 2012) should work on his/her grammAr and spelling himself/herself at first. I think that the publisher and the seller are respectable companies that would not publish or sell a book with poor grammar. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it, you won't be disappointed. Unexpectedly for me, it was a sophisticated and smart book. In spite of being entertainment at its best, the author includes numerous subjects that touch eternal matters. Overall, the events move fast. I never knew what to expect next, that's why I kept reading and reading until the book was over. I am not saying that there is no end but I somewhat agree with the previous review--I want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Fast paced,keeps you on your toes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely want to read more by this author!
John_B3 More than 1 year ago
Honestly, it was the best book I have read in the last 20 years. This author has such vivid imagination. Her descriptions of the surroundings were simply amazing. Usually I miss all words that accompany the main action. Nit in this book. My absolute favorite was the excerpt about "types of silence". Brilliant. I foresee a huge successful future for this author. Truly impressed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. It is a bit slow in the beginning but the pace picks up and the second half of the book reads in one sitting. Indeed an unexpected end. Smart book. Recommend to all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok. Some parts seemed to drag andbecame boring. And it was seen quickly who the killer was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very poorly written. The grammer is terrible and the characters are lame.