Book Review-Chilling Effect (An Aroostine Higgins Novel)-Melissa F. Miller | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Chilling Effect (An Aroostine Higgins Novel)-Melissa F. Miller

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Aroostine Higgins is a Native American but was brought up after her Grandfathers death in the White Man's world. She doesn't really know or care much about her heritage until her superior tells her that her vacation is being put on semi hold because there is a lot of trouble brewing at an Indian Reservation and the Casino on that property. Aroostine is a federal prosecutor and knows nothing about the legal system or how it works--boy does she find out!!

There are a lot of twists and turns in this novel filled with murder, truth and lies and it will keep you guessing--just as it did Aroostine!! Will Aroostine get to the bottom of this--will she be able to prosecute the way she is used to or will she have to learn about her Native American heritage? You will definitely enjoy this book!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Investigating an embezzlement scheme at a Native American casino tears federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins away from a romantic getaway with her husband, Joe. Dispatched by her superior in the hopes that her Native American roots will win trust in a community wary of outsiders, Aroostine goes on high alert when she finds her would-be informant executed in his home.

Money skimming, murder, and rumors of stolen military weapons are linked to someone on the reservation, and Aroostine butts heads with tribal authorities bent on solving the crime and doling out punishment on their own terms. After narrowly escaping a deadly ambush, she and Joe must somehow protect each other and another whistle-blower from a killer’s bullet. She’ll have to connect with the heritage she left behind in order to track down this ruthless killer.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although life and love led her to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and, ultimately, South Central Pennsylvania, she secretly still considers Pittsburgh home.

In college, she majored in English literature with concentrations in creative writing poetry and medieval literature and was STUNNED, upon graduation, to learn that there's not exactly a job market for such a degree. After working as an editor for several years, Melissa returned to school to earn a law degree. She was that annoying girl who loved class and always raised her hand. She's worked for major international law firms, clerked for a federal judge, and ultimately started a two-person law firm with her lawyer husband.

Powered by coffee, she writes her legal thrillers while pretending not to hear her three young children wreaking havoc. She has a very lazy dog and three hyperactive gerbils.

Please visit www.melissafmiller.com and sign up for her e-mail newsletter to find out when new books are published.

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25 comments :

Angelic Sinova said...

Sounds like a great read. I'll definitely have to add Chilling Effect to my summer reading list! Just the title alone gets me excited to read it <3

Jeska said...

I feel like you find all of these new and interesting reads all of the time! I don't think I've personally ever heard of a book about a Native American casino's troubles.

Maria said...

Sometimes being put to the test and learn about your culture is exactly what someone needs to learn more about their heritage. Sounds like it will be me interested from cover to cover.

Valerie Earnest said...

We have several reservations here in our state and it's interesting how the laws are different. We have some Casino troubles ourselves! Sounds like an entertaining read.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

I've always been interested in Native Americans after visiting a reservation as a girl, so I'm very interested in this book!

Sandy KS said...

I really enjoy your review. As I love reading books like this. Do you know if it happens to come in large print?

Michelle Martinka said...

This sounds like a really interesting read! I'll have to check it out!

Amanda McMahon said...

I grew up in a reservation area - my half brother is a tribal member... in fact his grand father is the grand father of Indian gaming :)

Liz Mays said...

Aroostine sounds like a very interesting character. This mystery on the reservation sounds like it will be full of surprises.

Sacha said...

I wish i could make my comment longer lol but I cant watch or read Nothing about horror

Parent Palace said...

I'm always looking for a great new read, and the characters sounds really interesting. I will add this to my summer TBR list!

Michelle said...

Miki's Hope sounds like a fabulous book. I love stories that have a lot of twists and turns. Than you for the review.

Jennifer Juro said...

This sounds like a great read! I am always looking for new books to read, adding this one to the list.

Carly said...

Chilling Effect sounds like another great book! I can't wait to read my first book by Melissa F. Miller!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

now it seems like there is another wonderful book available here <3 looks like i need to recommend this with some book reading friends of mine.

Marika said...

A book right up my alley, murder, twists and turns. Will get this one.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that the setting is in a Native American casino. That is definitely an interesting place for the story to take place.

Eliz Frank said...

This sounds like another great read from your collection. I like the storyline involving Casinos. There have been media reports of issues in some of them so, this gives us a creative inside view of the issues.

Nikki | THE TRAVELING GINGER | said...

This sounds like a really interesting read. Thanks for sharing, Im going to check out the other books you've reviewed :)

MrsTee said...

This definitely sounds like an interesting story worth checking out...thanks for sharing!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It does sound like a very chilling story. I love cliffhangers like this one.

Tiany said...

Sounds interesting and suspenseful. A definite attention grabber, thanks for sharing!

Crystal | The Poor Explorer said...

Ooohhh I do love a good thriller. And it looks like it has some native American history in there too. Jackpot!

Mrs. Stephens said...

This sounds like it would be a great read. I'll have to add it to my Goodreads wish list.

Marie Moody said...

Now you might be talking my language with this one. I don't care for love stories or who dunnit books, but give me a little science fiction and we'll talk about it. Thanks for sharing this one though. I'm definitely going to look into it.

 
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