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Book Review: A Woman Scorned By Rebecca Howie

Book CoverA Woman Scorned
(The Sam Beckett Mysteries, Book 2)

Rebecca Howie

Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Createspace
Format: Paperback, 284 Pages
Date: 17th December 2017

ISBN-10: 1979039798
ISBN-13: 978-1979039796

Purchase: Paperback | Kindle Edition


I received an advanced copy of this book from the author; obviously this hasn’t influenced the review below, which is my honest assessment of the novel.

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As she continues her recovery after the traumatic events of her first foray into working as P.I., Sam Beckett is compelled to go through therapy as a pre-condition for continuing her association with the Criminal Investigation Department of the local police. The shocking outcome of what should have been a simple case has not only left physical scars, but also psychological scars brought on by the guilt she feels over the death of the person closest to her. Reluctantly, Sam agrees to seeing the designated therapist only to find herself embroiled in a new investigation when she arrives for her first session to discover the shrink, Dr. Weiss, has been brutally murdered.

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Book Review: The Game Begins By Rebecca Howie

Book CoverThe Game Begins
(The Sam Beckett Mysteries, Book 1)

Rebecca Howie

Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Createspace
Format: Paperback, 284 Pages
Date: 2nd October 2017 (First Published 2016)

ISBN-10: 1548240087
ISBN-13: 978-1548240080

Purchase: Paperback | Kindle Edition


Samantha Beckett may appear to be the typical, aimless teenage schoolgirl who doesn’t know what to do with her life, but there is more going on in her life than meets the eye. Not only does she have a troubled home life with her mother and stepfather, she also has to contend with the traumatic baggage―both psychological and physical―of having survived the car crash that claimed the life of her father; a car crash that she knows wasn’t really an accident. This conviction eventually inspires Sam to pursue her true calling in life. After she is persuaded by her best friend to complete a private investigators course, to become a qualified P.I., Sam is roped into taking on a seemingly innocuous case, little suspecting there is a greater conspiracy at play―one that will not only lead her to the truth about her father, but also put her life, and the lives of those around her, in danger.

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Blog Tour: Interview With Rebecca Howie Author Of A Woman Scorned

Interview number two with indie author Rebecca Howie as part of
the blog tour for her second novel, A Woman Scorned


If you cast your minds back to July you may recall that I interviewed a young indie author from Scotland called Rebecca Howie. Still a teenager at the time, Rebecca had one published YA mystery novel to her name, The Game Begins, which made it as high as 16th position in its category on Amazon’s charts. This week I have the pleasure of hosting her once again as a stop on her blog tour for the imminent release of her second novel, A Woman Scorned, book two of the Sam Beckett Mysteries series.

Rebecca is a very talented young writer with a bright future ahead of her. If you enjoy reading young adult and crime fiction you should definitely add her to your reading list; you won’t be disappointed.

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An Interview With Indie Author Rebecca Howie



Greetings folks, today it’s time for something a little different. No veiled attempts to get you to buy my book; no complaints about how much my life sucks; no insights into the craft of writing. Instead, having recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with fellow indie author, Rebecca Howie, who is a mystery writer from Scotland, I am posting that interview below for your reading pleasure.

Rebecca self-published her debut novel, The Game Begins, last year, which made enough of a splash to make it up to 16th place on Amazon’s Teen and Young Adult Detective category within three months. She is currently preparing her second book, A Woman Scorned, for publication in the not too distant future.

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