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The Monarch
     

The Monarch

4.5 2
by Shannon Esposito, Karen Schindler
 
Fate seems to have mistaken Anne Serafini, a forensic photographer, for superwoman and she's not amused. After being stabbed, witnessing a friend's murder and shooting a man in self-defense, Anne realizes she's been Fate's puppet all along.

Now she's chosen Anna Maria Island to try and take back control of her life. Unfortunately--when a murdered girl washes

Overview

Fate seems to have mistaken Anne Serafini, a forensic photographer, for superwoman and she's not amused. After being stabbed, witnessing a friend's murder and shooting a man in self-defense, Anne realizes she's been Fate's puppet all along.

Now she's chosen Anna Maria Island to try and take back control of her life. Unfortunately--when a murdered girl washes up on the beach--she understands, once again, Fate has chosen this place for her.

When Anne's two eccentric aunts decide it's time to let her in on the family secret, they tell Anne she is the latest fourth generation woman in her brown-eyed family to be born with green eyes and a paranormal gift. Anne's gift is being in the wrong place at the right time. The gift of serendipity. But, the gift is also a curse. Each green-eyed woman has died before her twenty-eighth birthday.
Anne will turn twenty-eight in three weeks.

Can she embrace her gift and help stop this budding serial killer? Or is he the tool Fate will use to fulfill the family curse?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013436152
Publisher:
Shannon Esposito
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
Anne Serafini Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,221,929
File size:
660 KB

Meet the Author

Shannon Esposito lives in a magical gulf coast town with fluorescent sunsets, purple dragonflies and the occasional backyard alligator. Her mysteries transport readers to Florida without the hefty price of airfare. Although she knew from the age of five she wanted to be a writer, she briefly entertained the idea of being a scientist, until she found out it involved math, which gives her hives.

She shares this little corner of paradise with her husband, twin boys and dogs. If she's not writing, you'll find her coddling one of the above, hiding with a book or daydreaming with her toes in the sand.

You can visit her at murderinparadise.com

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The Monarch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
I simply could not put this book down. It is a fast-paced story and does not become boring as some mysteries can. You know just enough about the characters and their past to understand their present. The story keeps you guessing at every twist and turn, and you think you know who did it but you find out at the next chapter that you did not. I would love to read more by this author. By the way this story also has a little bit of paranormal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book! The meat of the story–a serial killer is terrorizing beautiful Anna Maria Island in Florida–is brilliantly seasoned with hints of the heroine’s troubled past and a touch of romance with the equally troubled police detective on the case. As side dishes, we are served a host of interesting characters and lots of local color. Then a hurricane comes along to violently stir the ingredients. I particularly liked the way the paranormal elements were handled. There are enough hints about Anne’s ‘gift’ to let the reader know this is more than just a good mystery. However, the paranormal aspects of the story never dominate the very human drama that is unfolding. And Anne’s own reluctance to embrace her fate is presented so realistically–her denial is neither exaggerated nor too easily overcome–that it makes her gift quite believable. The ending is satisfying but also whets the appetite for more. I hope we’ll be hearing from Anne Serafini again.