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Book Review - Thick Fog in Pacheco Pass - R.P. McCabe

Saturday, June 22, 2013



This is definitely one of those books that will keep you guessing until the very end! The main character, Charlie Caldwell, is a returning Vietnam Vet who went through a terrible time, which he can not get out of his head--nor can he talk about it. At that time Vets were not always treated the way they should have been and most, to this day, have not recovered from what that war entailed. He goes home to a place for which he has no real affection only to find out that the girl who has ruined him for all others has been murdered.

As he tries to unravel this murder he meets a woman who has a little girl. He immediately knows he likes her-but kind of holds back-for a while. He also meets up with an honest and caring attorney who worries about all involved-not just his client. And slowly but surely the killer instincts taught him by the army begin to appear, but only when someone he likes is threatened.

This is the story primarily of a man trying to get his life or a life back after the horrors of war and the remaining problems of his childhood. I truly loved this novel and defy you to guess "Who really Murdered Miranda Costa?"


From the back of the book:

...Miranda DeCosta has been murdered. Death, as Charlie Caldwell has so cruelly learned, cheats one out of any opportunity to set life on the correct path.

Charlie has come to devinia, the tiny central California town where he grew up, bent on confronting Miranda over the event that defined and destroyed every romantic relationship he has ever entertained.

Questions about Miranda's unraveling life and violent murder gradually invade Charlie's consciousness. Bits and pieces of seemingly insignificant information begin to nag at him causing him to question whether the man locked behind bars and charged with her murder is, on fact, the real killer.

Become enthralled while Charlie takes his first baby-steps towards reinventing himself, solves the question of who really murdered Miranda DeCosta and discovers another unforgettable woman who will reshape his life. Thick Fog on Pacheco will take you where Fifty Shades of Grey did not. (MY Note: This is nothing like 50 Shades-the love scenes are tender and well written about a couple obviously in love!)

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble




About the author: (from PR material)



Mr. McCabe’s 2012 debut novel, Betrayed, attracted both national and international attention rising in the U.S. to #8 in Amazon’s promotional Mystery – Thriller category and making it to #40 on Amazon’s Mystery, Thriller & Suspense list in Germany for English language books, garnering strong reviews and solid reader support. Mr. McCabe has been interviewed on nationally syndicated radio shows including WGCV radio from Washington, D.C., and WCIT from Lima, Ohio. Feature articles about Mr. McCabe have appeared in major publications such as AOL Finance, Kiplinger Review, Business Insider Magazine.

R.P. McCabes Website




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19 comments :

miranda leigh said...

love it! this actually sounds like something i would read. most reviews are romance (gag). i prefer nonfiction but love a little mystery here and there!

Nicole Q. said...

Looks awesome! I love suspenseful novels that keep you on your toes. :)

Corinne Schmitt said...

This is right up my alley. Added it to my ever-growing reading list. I really need to take a speed reading course!

Christy Maurer said...

This one sounds so good! It blows my mind that our Vietnam Vets did not get respect. They sacrificed so much.
Sounds like a great suspense!

Ashley said...

I just accepted this book for review on my blog. I'm so glad to see it getting good reviews.

Ashley said...

I just accepted this book for review on my blog. I'm so glad to see it getting good reviews.

Ashley said...

I just accepted this book for review on my blog. I'm so glad to see it getting good reviews.

Lexie Lane said...

These stories are always so sad because I just can't imagine what these men go through. Another really great review Michele.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Such a heavy topic that makes me stop and think of the men and women in uniform today still exposed to heart wrenching and difficult moments

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds like a great book. I am so glad things have changed for our veterans over the years.

Patricia Woolverton said...

This book looks like an excellent read. I will look into it. Thanks!

becca said...

this sounds like a good book as well adding to me list

Melinda Dunne said...

I think this is actually a book my husband would enjoy. He doesn't read much but I think he will read this one.

jheylo said...

This kind of book or story will get you frustrated at times because of the interesting characters, just imagine you'd be guessing until the end of the story lol.

Cyndie said...

Will definitely put on my summer reading list

Michelle Garrett said...

I love your book reviews! Adding this on to my need to get list!

Chubskulit Rose said...

My FIL told me how the VETs then was treated.

Bless said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I will check this out at amazon.

nova hedges said...

A good story I bet, i like the guessing part, makes you confuse for a minute and then the puzzles just starting to connect later on in the story.

 
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