on May 17, 2016 :
When Lois Steinberg washes up on the shores of the South Carolina coast, she has no idea what is in store for her at Wycliff House Resort.
Jenna, the owner of the resort, is hosting a "Catch Me" convention and is expecting the game creator to show up any minute. Instead of the game creator showing up, a category four hurricane crashes the coast.
What do you get when you combine a hurricane, 10 strangers and a murder? You get this wonderful book!
I could NOT put the book down and was lost in the story. The author's storytelling is superb and I found myself breathless while she was describing the storm in such vivid details. I was clueless as to who the murderer was and I was shocked at the end.
This book is exciting and if you love mysteries then this is the book for you!
I was honored to read and review this book and I received a copy from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on May 16, 2016 :
I received a complimentary copy from the author in return for an honest review.
This is a wonderful murder mystery. I really enjoyed it!
Lois Steinberg is a wonderful character. I really liked her. Washed ashore on Hanibel Island, off the coast of South Carolina during a storm, she finds herself in danger; a convention for a "Catch Me" game turns deadly. As the intensity of the storm increases, the danger increases too. Trapped and afraid, she will have to keep her wits about her to survive. Not sure whom to trust, she finds herself fighting her attraction to Victor, a man with his own secrets.
This is a fantastic murder mystery. The intensity of the tale is kept all the way through. Ten strangers (or are they?) are trapped in Wycliff House Resort during a category four hurricane. When one of their number is murdered, everyone becomes suspect.
I found myself hooked by the story and it kept me turning the pages. I enjoyed meeting Victor Helm and his dog, Mite, though I felt that Victor's character could have had a little more depth. All of the other characters have their own quirks and secrets. Jenna Milford is the owner/manager of Wycliff House. Paul is her cook. Jared Steele is one of the guests, as is Tia, B.J., Cookie, Rajah Singh, Bob and Pete.
I must admit that I had no idea who the murderer was even up until the end. There are red herrings, twists and surprises in store. When I found out who the murderer was, I was completely taken aback. I never expected that. I am normally pretty good at ferreting out the culprit, but not this time. This made the ending exciting. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't work out who the murderer was, but it wouldn't be a good murder mystery if I had (I think).
Miss Mae has written a wonderful murder mystery. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow was wonderful. I am a huge fan of mystery novels, and one of my favourite authors in this genre is Agatha Christie. However, Miss Mae is an author that I will be keeping an eye on in the future.
I highly recommend this book to readers who love murder mysteries and suspense or classic who-dun-its and are looking for a highly entertaining read. - Lynn Worton
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
on May 2, 2016 :
Love the pacing of the story...exactly how a 'want to keep reading' mystery should be. A real page turner, Catch Me If You Can, has intriguing characters and more and more surprises in each chapter. Miss Mae has a deft touch when it comes to juggling plot development and people.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on July 30, 2010 :
Catch Me If You Can
Murder, Mayhem, and Hurricanes is just the latest to keep the reader in suspense from the first page to the last in Miss Mae’s newest novel “Catch Me If You Can”
Seems these days computer games is the in thing and many adults are caught up in the frenzy of keeping up with them. When Stuart Harrington is getting ready to release his newest version of Catch Me , a convention is held at an old Southern Plantation in South Carolina. Now as the players start to show up in the midst of hurricane warnings no one knows each other. When Losi Steinberg is washed ashore up on the beach she finds herself in the middle of this so-called convention. When the cook is murdered, and other strange events start taking place everyone is beginning to become a suspect. Who is the murderer? Why has Mr. Harrington not shown up to be there for his newest game release. Is Lois who she really says she is . Things are just not adding up. As the storm rages outside, the storm is raging inside amongst all the guests. Finding the empty CD Case, leads them to looking for the CD and the culprit who has it hid.
Miss Mae has did it again. Master at writing cozy mysteries. See if you can figure out all the little twist and turns and catch the villain. Excellent book.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)