Not So Picture Perfect Book Review

not so picture perfectNew Orleans native and private investigator Yumi Matthews finds herself steeped in a murder investigation – a far cry from the vision of reuniting people with their missing loved ones. Still, she devotes herself to investigating these supposedly unsolvable mysteries as a way to distract herself from the haunting disappearance of her own brother 10 years ago.

Yet, while at this latest crime scene, she unveils a bizarre clue into her brother’s cold case, which terrifies and excites her all at once. As she digs deeper into the case, the lines between reality and fantasy blur, causing her to question everything she knows. A cast of strangers gather around her, from the familiar Detective Joshua Boulliard to the new, and possibly dangerous, Ash. How far is she willing to go to discover the truth surrounding these mysterious clues?

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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Yumi Matthews has been haunted by the disappearance of her brother ten years ago. It's as if he dropped off of the face of the earth. While as she works as a private investigator reuniting families with their loved ones, she's been unable to uncover any clues leading to her missing brother...until now.  While investigating a murder, she finds a recent and blurry photo of what she thinks is her brother.  This new piece of evidence puts her on a dangerous path. Will she find her missing brother? How is he involved in these bizarre murderers.

This was a really great book with lots of unexpected twists and turns.  You could feel Yumi's distress and confusion at finding the picture of Sean. There's tons of action and this is a fast paced page turner.  There's even a hint of a possible romance between Yumi and Ash.  The only downside to this novel is that it is book one of a series so we are left with lots of unanswered questions. All in all, a fantastic mystery!
About the author:
Amber CHorror, Fantasy, Humor

Nothing thrills me more than a wonderful blend of those three elements, and that’s what I strive to bring to the words in my books: whether it’s an urban fantasy suspense/mystery, or a fantasy short story taking the reader down a dark and wayward road. Life is rarely so black and white to be just any one of these things, and humor can be as dark as it can be light.

It also has a great way of cutting the tension, even if not everyone finds it funny. That’s okay. It’s good that we’re all different in the end.

But, no need to fret. I try to incorporate my own weird, and probably twisted humor, into the things I discuss. Some are things that catch my fancy that I just need to share, others are serious topics that I can’t help myself but state. Most times, they will be the little things that inspire me to keep writing. I pull inspiration from my shows, movies, and games (video, board, and tabletop RPGs). The littlest thing can spark my brain into running a marathon disseminating the information until it resembles what it needs it to.

I want to share my passions in this world, and that’s more than just my own writings. I love to be engrossed by a world that let’s me walk its own twisted paths. It doesn’t have to be glamorous, and it doesn’t have to be happy. But it has to be a good story, and the best stories have to be shared. I want to share my best stories with you, and I want to share the stories by others that move me.
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