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Posted June 30, 2013
Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
In "Perilous Shadows" by Nikki Chillemi Argus Nyle is the lead investigative reporter at radio station WSAN. When a body is discovered in the supply closet of the station, manager Jim Heaney assigns the story to Argus. But Kiera Devane beats him to it, writing her own story about the event. The two finally decide to work together on the investigation, and after working together for a while, find out they were both attracted not only to the story, but to each other. Will the person responsible for the murder finally come clean?
This is a great whodoneit mystery that will keep you guessing until the killer is revealed. It is set in the 1940’s era, after World War II. I really found myself enjoying the vivid descriptions of the era: the surroundings and lifestyle, the people and the fashions, the workings of a radio station and its employees, the food, and other unique details of that time in history. Ms. Chillemi created characters that are believable and likeable, and a story that is so well-written that you have a tough time trying to figure out who did it. The plot is pretty fast paced, which is wonderful because you want to keep reading to find out the suspense and mystery behind what is going on. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but the author has enough background that it is not difficult at all to really get into the story and follow it throughout. If you enjoy a quick reading suspense/mystery, "Perilous Shadows" by Nikki Chillemi is a must for you! It will be well worth your time to read it.
Posted January 20, 2013
Covesplash padded inside and set down her bundle of herbs. She started checking them. "Borage leaves, burdock root, catmint, chervil, coltsfoot, hmm starting to get stale dried oak leaves, marigold, not enough, lavender, thyme, juniper berries, watermint, poppyseed, moss... Hmmm... i need more dried oak leaves and marigold" she set off to find them after organizing the herbs in groups of what they do. (Infection fighters like dried oak leaves, marigold together in alphebetical order.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 19, 2013
Posted August 11, 2012
Nike Chillemi has done it again in PERILOUS SHADOWS, the third book in her Sanctuary Point Series. This page turning ‘who-dunnit’ is another home-run for the self proclaimed ‘crime-fictionista’, with plenty of action, suspense, surprises, and quirky characters. The book follows the ‘leads’ of investigative reporter and broadcaster Argus Nye, whom we’ve met as an interesting, though minor, character in the first two installments of the series. This time, his talent for sniffing out a story is rivaled by an up and coming female colleague, Kiera Devane. When a body is found at the radio station where Argus works, he is assigned the story, but not before Kiera scoops him and writes her own story. The two decide to team up after some nasty run-ins with various suspects, and soon find that they are mutually interested in more than just the story. The series is set in the 1940s shortly after the end of World War Two, and the writer does a fantastic job keeping the setting, jargon, and over-all feel very authentic for the period. I’m loving this series, and was pleased to find out there is more to come. Stay tuned for more from this talented author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 17, 2012
Another good book by author Nike Chillemi, the Crime Fictionista. This story has great suspense (bet you can't figure out who did it), a dash of romance (will they get together, won't they...), marvelous word imagery (will make you feel like you're there), and a compelling storyline. If you liked the first two books in the Sanctuary Point Series, this one will be no exception. A great read.
Posted July 16, 2012