Trouble Comes Knocking [NOOK Book]

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A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

It's hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking

A girl who can’t forget…

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she ...

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Trouble Comes Knocking

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Overview


A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

It's hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking

A girl who can’t forget…

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for.

A past that won’t go away…When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661695
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Series: Entangled Embrace
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 122,809
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Mary Duncanson, who sometimes writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she’s not working as a banker, she’s talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she’s not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca. Mary’s been writing since she was a teenager though spent quite a few years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams. Mary lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and believes, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. She also believes people should ignore the word should because really, it’s kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of one day traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda.
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  • Posted December 9, 2013

    Lucy Carver has a special talent that she keeps hidden. She has

    Lucy Carver has a special talent that she keeps hidden. She has an eidetic memory which allows her to recall things in great detail. She notices a serious accounting problem. She tells Simon Winters, the head honcho of accounting and the same day he's murdered. Lucy is drawn into the mystery and now she is working as a consultant with sexy Detective Reyes. Someone thinks she's trouble and is determined to stop her. With the help of her friend, Ana, and her new romantic interest, John, she plans to find the killer. Poor Lucy! Her past is a mystery and her future uncertain. What happens next? Mary Duncanson writes an exciting mystery with characters that are unique and slightly quirky. I love Lucy. She is an intelligent woman who does what she believes is right regardless of the danger. The plot is filled with so many surprising twists. I never suspected who the killer was. A great story! Trouble Comes Knocking is a winner. I can't wait for Lucy to work her magic again.

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

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    Well, well, well¿ This was definitely not what I expected. When

    Well, well, well… This was definitely not what I expected. When I read the blurb, it piqued my curiosity and it was because of that, that I decided to read it. I felt like it didn’t have that must-read factor, but boy, oh boy was I wrong. I was consumed, and there was no turning back.
    I’ve been reading a lot of romance lately, and I was quite happy to settle back into my love for crime/mystery fiction. It got my brain warmed up and different theories of whodunit ran through my head. 
    This book has some pretty amazing characters, though at times Lucy, our heroine, irritated me right into my little toe. But she had to be a little bit irritating to me, it’s what made her seem so real. And who could blame her? With an eidetic memory, you can’t not be a know-it-all. She’s vibrant and full of life and she comes across as a strong female, which is something that makes or breaks a female POV book for me. She has a past that she knows nothing about and it’s on the fast track of catching up with her. Working as an official consultant with the police on a murder case, it seems like everyone and their brothers are after her, but luckily there are two heroes, who can come to the rescue whenever our fantastic heroine is in trouble (believe me that happens a lot). 
    Lucy falls for John, the security guard at HGR, for reasons I still don’t quite get (once you hear about the other hero, you won’t get it either), but he seems to be a nice guy, who would go out of his way to keep Lucy in his life. He sounds sort of like a hot nerdy, geeky type and I did grow fond of him as the book progressed. But then we get Eli and hot damn, if you don’t want to jump him when you’ve finished this book, there is seriously something wrong with your lady bits ;). To me, Eli is complete sex-on-legs. He is the perfect combination of hot, manly and comforting. He is the type of guy you know you’d feel safe with, and if he ever wrapped his arms around me in comfort, well… Let’s not go there shall we?
    Mary created a fantastic dynamic for this book, solving the main mystery in the story, yet keeping the one mystery we all want solved under wraps. I gotta tell you, I was reading this book on my smartphone and it took all of my willpower not to hurl my phone against the wall. Luckily, Mary is working on a sequel and I just have grabby hands for it already. 
    All I have left to say is that this was FREAKING AWESOME and thank you Mary Duncanson for this brilliant, mind –blowing read.

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  • Posted December 8, 2013

    Trouble Comes Knocking will take you on a suspenseful joy ride t

    Trouble Comes Knocking will take you on a suspenseful joy ride that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next.

    This story is N/A Romantic Suspense. It does not fit the normal "smutty book" genre that I typically read and review. Trouble Comes Knocking has a great cast of characters that had me hooked from the first chapter. Lucy Carver is a girl after my own heart with her photographic memory. I am a freakishly fast reader so I know what its like to know that some people think your weird. Of course I went back and forth over who I think Lucy's love interest should be. Eli or John or John or Eli...Aunt Dee is an amazing nurturing soul and reminds me a lot of my grandmother. Who does not have a friend like Ana? Someone you would call a sister but what to kill as well because she is so beautiful.

    I wish I could say that all of the mysteries get solved in this story but they do not. I can say that I did not see what was coming until it smacked me in the face. It was like a scene in a horror movie where you yell at the girl and say don't go in there girl.

    If you like suspense with a little bit of romance than you will love Trouble Comes Knocking

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    I got a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review.  Hone

    I got a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review. 




    Honestly, I wasn't really enamored with this story. The premise sounded good. Lucy, has a unique ability where she has a photographic memory and is a stickler for details. The book is also classified as new adult meets mystery thriller. Of course I wanted to check it out. As a new adult it felt short, yeah there was the hot guys and a love triangle but not much for romance. Then there was too much mystery. The mystery of Lucy's background, the mystery of Lucy's parents, and then finally the murder mystery. I just thought it was over the top and the big bad was just thrown in there at the end.

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  • Posted November 14, 2013

    Lucy Carver is reminiscent of Psych's Shawn Spencer: she's smart

    Lucy Carver is reminiscent of Psych's Shawn Spencer: she's smart, witty, and sexy as all get out. The novel reads like a playful romp, and it's great if you're looking for some light and entertaining read. My three words for this book would be: witty, sexy, and fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    I recieved an ARC copy of this story, thank you Mary Duncanson.

    I recieved an ARC copy of this story, thank you Mary Duncanson. Others are rating 3 1/2 - 4 stars I'd surely without a doubt give this 4 stars.

    Trouble Comes Knocking is a smart,funny, full of romanance as well as mystery and adventures. It's a very GOOD read, well worth it and keeps you going throughout the entire storyline.

    People always say ~ Never Judge A Book By Its Cover, at first glance I'd probably skip over it, but SOOO glad I didn't. You won't go wrong with buying this book. I promise so buy it now!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to like

    When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to like it as it kept jumping backward and forward in time without any warning which made it a little confusing. Once I got further into it I got used to the style of writing which then became easier to follow. It was also a little slow to start with but again once I got further into the book the more I got hooked on the story. I loved that it was different to any other book that I have read as it made a refreshing change to the types of books that I usually read. With this book instead of the main character being a physic she see's every detail that no on else see's. The romance side of the story was ok but not really believable, I think that if there's going to be another one then it's likely that it will pick up as it seems like there could be a love triangle on the horizon. The ending I loved as it wrapped up most of the story but also left it open for another story which I for one can't wait to read. I really liked most of the characters there was a couple that wasn't too sure about. Lucy I liked as she was a strong female protagonist who fights for her friends no matter the consequences. Although there was a couple of times when her 'gift' wasn't working as well as what she makes out as I saw a few things that she didn't! John was a character that I'm just not sure about there where times when I thought he was a sweet guy but for most of the time I just didn't see the attraction. Eli is one of my favourite characters in this book as I just loved every side of his character. For the most part of the book I liked Anna but there was something that she has done that I just didn't feel like a true friend would do. Lucy's Aunt Dee was great she was really funny but also fierce. Overall a slow start but once it gets going it really gets going as it was so addictive.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Trouble Comes Knocking was nothing like I expected. The saying,

    Trouble Comes Knocking was nothing like I expected. The saying, 'Never Judge A Book By Its Cover' could not be more relevant. I was expecting a crime/mystery with a timid mousey girl, instead I got Lucy, a vibrant young thing with some sass and a mystery all of her own. I read this book in 2 sittings, if I hadn't started it at 10pm one night I would have read it in one - I really struggled to put it down.




    Although Lucy is a little 'sexually depraived' the book would easily be suitable for YA of around 16+. There isn't really anything that naughty in it, as much as I wanted fireworks to fly with certain characters!




    What I did love about this book was the male leads whom were total opposites. You had Ely (Mmm Ely, yes he gets my vote) and John. There's appeal to both of them, but I think most ladies/girls out there will have a preference to one or the other - TEAM ELI all the way here!




    Lucy is a complexed character. Without giving spoilers etc, she's very special and has a clever ability. I believe there is a lot more to that ability and we will see it in further books. You also have the main story line of the crime at Lucy's work and also a second storyline which is Lucy herself. So, there's alot going on, but not in a 'confusing where is this going' kind of way.




    There was nothing I didn't enjoy about this book. I loved the pace, I loved Lucy (Didn't like her best friend Ana for her 'relationship' choices - but we can't have everything) and even liked the ending with the plot twists and turns. I guess what I don't like will be waiting for the next book!




    I gave Trouble Comes Knocking 5 stars as I really loved it and can't wait for book2! TEAM ELY (Have I made my point enough?).

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