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The Fallen Angels Book Club has only two requirements: the members must love books and have a white-collar criminal record. Hollis Morgan fits the bill. Left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her now ex-husband, she served her time and is trying to rebuild her life. All she wants is for the court to pardon her conviction so she can return to law schThe Fallen Angels Book Club has only two requirements: the members must love books and have a white-collar criminal record. Hollis Morgan fits the bill. Left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her now ex-husband, she served her time and is trying to rebuild her life. All she wants is for the court to pardon her conviction so she can return to law school.After one of her fellow members is murdered in a scenario straight out of a club selection, Hollis is once again the subject of police scrutiny. Refusing to get stuck with another bad rap, she sets out to investigate her fellow club members. Is one of them really blackmailing the others? As a second member dies in yet another book-inspired murder, Hollis realizes that time is running out. Everything rides on her finding the killer--not just her career aspirations. She must identify the killer before she herself becomes the next victim. Everyone is convinced she knows more than she lets on. But what is it, exactly, that is she supposed to know?The Fallen Angels Book Club is the first book in an exciting new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Hollis Morgan....

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The Fallen Angels Book Club Reviews

  • Sue Em
    2018-11-27 05:11

    Unusual premise for a mystery. A book club for white collar felons finds itself investigated when one of their own was murdered. Well-written with a heroine that you will be rooting for.

  • Teena in Toronto
    2018-11-14 08:23

    A few years ago, Rebecca Lynley was a law student and happily married to Bill. He was in the insurance business and had asked her to sign a couple documents. She did ... and the next thing she knew she was heading to prison with Bill letting her take the rap for fraud.When she gets out of prison, she starts her life over. She goes back to school to become a paralegal, gets a job in a large law firm and changes her name to Hollis Morgan (her second name and maiden name). Hollis' goal is to have her conviction pardoned so she can go back to law school. This gets sidetracked when members of the book club she is in (which is made up of ex-felons) are murdered. It's in Hollis' best interest to have the murderer caught ASAP because (1) she may be the next victim and (2) since she is a suspect, there is no way her conviction will be pardoned.This is the first book by this author and I enjoyed it. I liked the writing style and found it was well-paced. The editing could have been better (there were some grammatical errors and the character's names were mixed up at one point [Richard got up but Rory, who was dead, came back]).I thought the story was interesting. I've been in a couple bookclubs so could relate to the discussions. The whudunnit wasn't a big surprise but it was fun to have the author takes us there and find out why. I could have done without the side story of Hollis investigating whether Lily at the seniors home was getting the wrong medicine. Yes, we needed Lily but I thought far too much time was spent on her situation and the outcome (it didn't add anything to the main story).I liked the characters. Despite being a loner, Hollis was caring towards the few friends she let into her life and the seniors home where she volunteered. There was a nice cop and his partner, a not as nice cop ... I can see Hollis eventually getting together with the nice cop in future books (I sensed a spark). Bill, Hollis' husband, is still a slimy dog who tries to get back into her life. She has the support and friendship of her boss, Avery, who gave her a job (despite being an ex-felon).It sounds like this is the first in the Hollis Morgan series and I look forward to reading future ones.

  • Tammy-&-Michelle
    2018-11-20 07:27

    The Fallen Angels Book Club is the debut novel of author R. Franklin James. This is also the first book in what will become the Hollis Morgan Mystery series. The Fallen Angels Book Club has only two requirements. Members must be 1 - book lovers and 2 - white collar ex-felons. The story line jumps right into the book club and introduces all members. Each character is so unique and quirky, you immediately get a feel for the group dynamics.This book is narrated from the perspective of Hollis Morgan. Hollis was framed by her ex-husband, Bill, in an insurance fraud scheme. She served her time and has been a model citizen for the past five years. She currently works in a law firm as a paralegal and hopes to one day finish law school and become an attorney. Now in the process of obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation (or a pardon), she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. One of the book club members has been found brutally murdered, only it doesn’t end there. The murder is a reenactment of a scene from the most recent book club selection. Suddenly everyone is a suspect and Hollis has to find a way to clear herself from the suspect list before her chance for a pardon expires.There are multiple story lines going and I love how the book jumps back and forth between them without confusing the reader. Hollis volunteers at San Lucian Senior Residence & Community Center where she helps the residents complete Social Security forms, write complaint letters, work on legal/estate matters and of course, wills. Not only does Hollis find herself in the middle of a murder investigation, but something fishy is going on with the medications at the center and she takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of it.Did I mention the ex-husband (yes, the one that framed her and sent her to jail for his crime) is trying to contact her about the murder?This book is full of murder, mystery and of course mayhem. Thoroughly entertaining and a fast read, I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Excellent debut novel Ms. James!

  • Shirley Schwartz
    2018-12-03 07:29

    Great first effort! I was asked to review this book and I was really looking forward to it. It did not disappoint. This is the first book in a proposed new series. The premise is a book club made up of white collar felons and they must love books. This mismatched group of ex-cons would get together each month to review the book that had been decided upon at the beginning of the month. Then, one of the members is found dead and when Hollis Morgan (a woman from the club) hears the story, she realizes that the death was modelled after the book that the club had just finished reviewing. Hollis' driving force is to stay away from trouble and to do nothing to bring attention to herself since she does not want to go back to jail, but before she knows it she is one of the main suspects in this murder. She sets out to find the killer herself and to clear her name. Using her natural intelligence and her tenacity, Hollis unearths a lot of secrets about the people in her club. The book was quite well-written, with fast plotting and lots of suspense. It looks to be a promising series for those who like amateur sleuth mysteries with plenty of action and tension.

  • Patricia Gussin
    2018-11-15 03:30

    I absolutely loved this book. A mystery extraordinaire.Hollis Morgan is an intriguing protagonist. She's served a sentence for white-collar crime and is trying very hard to earn a pardon from the governor so she can enroll in law school. And then her book club becomes the target of murder and suspects. You won't see what's coming in this one!

  • Vallery Feldman
    2018-11-24 06:10

    OK first book in series. Suffers from all amateur sleuth books. A civilian thinks she can do better than the poise and runs arounds accusing her friends. I did finish it. I also guessed the murderer which I never do.

  • Victor Gentile
    2018-11-23 08:34

    R. Franklin James in her new book, “The Fallen Angels Book Club” Book One in the A Hollis Morgan Mystery series published by Camel Press brings us into the life of Hollis Morgan.From the back cover: The Fallen Angels Book Club has only two requirements: the members must love books and have a white-collar criminal record. Hollis Morgan fits the bill. Left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her now ex-husband, she served her time and is trying to rebuild her life. All she wants is for the court to pardon her conviction so she can return to law school.After one of her fellow members is murdered in a scenario straight out of a club selection, Hollis is once again the subject of police scrutiny. Refusing to get stuck with another bad rap, she sets out to investigate her fellow club members. Is one of them really blackmailing the others? As a second member dies in yet another book-inspired murder, Hollis realizes that time is running out. Everything rides on her finding the killer—not just her career aspirations. She must identify the killer before she herself becomes the next victim. Everyone is convinced she knows more than she lets on. But what is it, exactly, that is she supposed to know?The Fallen Angels Book Club is the first book in an exciting new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Hollis Morgan.“The Fallen Angels Book Club” is very clever. It has a murder by the book club which, I feel, is highly inventive. The killer is following the plot of a book which is being used by The Fallen Angels book club. Hollis was the moderator and the cops now think that she did it. Hollis has been to jail already, due to being framed by her ex-husband, and didn’t appreciate the stay. So she certainly does not want to go back again when she knows she didn’t do it. So to make sure the cops get the proper person Hollis sets out to find the killer. Problem is the body count is rising and now her life is in great danger. ”The Fallen Angels Book Club” is a wonderful thriller as the tension mounts as Hollis becomes the target of the killer putting her life in great peril. ”The Fallen Angels Book Club” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. When you finish this book you will heave a hugely satisfying sigh because you have enjoyed yourself immensely. Ms. Franklin James has provided us with a great new character in Hollis Morgan. I am already looking forward to the next book in this series from this very talented author.If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.orgDisclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Marika Charalambous
    2018-12-11 02:11

    Full review at: http://mysterysequels.com/the-fallen-...In Sticks & Stones, Hollis Morgan is an ex-convict who is part of a book club of a special kind: all members are ex-convicts who like to read and discuss their books. But I really wanted to see how it all started, and why she was a convict in the first place.As it turns out, she was the innocent (or rather gullible) partner of her ex-husband Bill who once things went awry with his fraud scheme, set her up to fall instead of him. Afterall he valued his free time quite a lot, and Hollis would suffer less in prison than he would. What an ass!Once she is out of prison, she decides to change her life, start over, make something of herself and change her name as well. Her real name Rebecca Lynley. Her new name: Hollis Morgan.She knows that she was gullible and silly, but she also knows that she was not in earnest guilty as the law makes it out to be. And she knows that she deserves a pardon for her crime, which she pursues in earnest.Sadly, it seems that being in the ex-convict book club derails her plans for a pardon in the very near future, since some of the members of said club end up murdered and fall like flies left and right. She lands smack into the middle of the murder investigation.The story is engaging, and as I love book clubs, I was drawn to it right from the start. Just like in the second book in the series, we had here a side story as well, this time being about an older woman – Lily, living in a seniors home, in Hollis trying to find out whether she was getting the wrong medication. In the end, as it turns out, Lily and her main book club story do come together, so Lily’s side plot was not a diversion, but a nice enhancement to the main storyline.It has a nice flow to it and captivates the reader right from the start. The suspense and thrill are there, although the book is more like a legal cozy than anything else.

  • Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
    2018-11-23 08:30

    Being a book lover, I thought it would be fun to read a book about a book club. Even though once I started reading the book, I discovered that there wasn't a lot of time spent "with" the book club, it was still a really good book.I liked Hollis right away. The fact that she was set up to take a rap by her 'then' husband was horrible. But I am sure that stuff like that happens far more often that what I would like to believe. She has served her time and has been working really hard to recreate her life. The book club was set in motion by her parole officer. He is the one that put all of them together. It was a way to try to make them feel like they fit in again. Being in the book club though, they had all agreed that they would not ask questions about why they had served time or what their personal lives were like now.That all changed, of course, the minute one of them was killed. Hollis not only wanted to clear herself, but I think she wanted to make sure that the people she had been discussing books with weren't killers either. Someone was sure making it look like it was one of them though. Being a paralegal also helped Hollis to know what to look for and the means to start some surreptitious background checks on her fellow members. She didn't really want to, but she also didn't want to be left in the dark.The book moves along at a fast pace and Hollis finds herself wrapped up in a couple of different mysteries. I started to have my suspicions about people, but hadn't quite wrapped it all up when the author started to spill the beans about how everything fit together. I was quite surprised by some of the things I found out in the end, about someone who was close to Hollis. It was a nice surprise. This is the first book in a series featuring Hollis Morgan, and I will be happy to tell you I would definitely read another one!

  • Suzy
    2018-11-30 04:33

    I received a copy of the ebook The Fallen Angels Book Club by R. Franklin James from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers and I loved it! I'm a big fan of mysteries and this one really kept me turning the pages. James has created a likeable and sympathetic sleuth in Hollis Morgan, a paralegal ex-con who ended up in jail simply because she put her trust in her ex-husband who used her as the fall-guy when his scams caught up to him. Now that she's out of prison, she's changed her name and is working on trying to get a Pardon so that she can go back to Law School and complete her dream of becoming a lawyer. As part of a support and re-integration idea, her former parole officer suggested that she and some other ex-cons form a book club, and Hollis has been part of this club for a number of years. They never ask each other personal information or why they went to prison, but Hollis finds the group has really helped her because around regular people she's always scared they will find out about her prison past, but with the group she doesn't have to worry since they already know she's an ex-con and they don't care since they are too. When a member of their book club is found dead, murdered in the same way as it happened in the book they just read and discussed, Hollis is stunned and worried, not only for her own life (after yet another member is murdered), but also that the police may think she is somehow involved, not to mention how the entire situation might impact her chances for a Pardon. So she sets out to try to figure out who the killer is herself. The book is well written and the steps she takes as she tries to solve the murders are logical and realistic. The more we learn about Hollis, the more I found myself rooting for her, and the clues kept me guessing. A fun read and a great start to a series I hope to read more of!

  • Barbara Mitchell
    2018-12-11 03:23

    This is R. Franklin James' debut novel, a fact which I find hard to believe. She has created a character I love in Hollis Morgan, and a great plot. Morgan has spent time in prison for her ex-husband's white collar crimes. While she was in law school and not paying enough attention, he got her to sign some documents. She sort of knew it was wrong to sign but just did it to get him out of her hair so she could go on studying. Later in court, when she was convicted of fraud, he just shrugged his shoulders and walked out, leaving her to serve several years in prison. Now she is out and has finished her parole. She has worked as a paralegal for five years at a respected law firm. If she can get certain people to sign a recommendation, she can possibly be judged rehabilitated, the first step in getting back into law school.Meanwhile, her parole officer had recommended that she and about six other people with white collar crime records form a book club. They called it The Fallen Angels Book Club. Since they were all a bit isolated due to their past, this was a social occasion they looked forward to. That is until the night one of them was murdered after their meeting. That was the same day Morgan had a phone message from her ex-husband. Of all the people she never wanted to hear from, he was right at the top of the list.There follows a plot with interesting characters that I found it hard to believe was a first novel. Happily it appears to be the first in a series of Hollis Morgan mysteries. I'm going to follow the series and R. Franklin James. I've found a winner.Recommended readingSource: Publisher through Partners in Crime book tours

  • TAMMY CUEVAS
    2018-12-08 02:10

    Hollis Morgan is a member of a book club, but she would rather not meet their qualifications. The Fallen Angels Book Club is made up solely of readers who have committed white-collar crimes. Hollis has petitioned for an overturn of her conviction in order to return to law school and is doing everything in her power to lead a blameless life. So when members of the club fall victim to a murderer and the police question Hollis, she realizes that the only hope for her new life is to find the killer and clear her newly-good name.This debut novel is an exciting beginning to a new mystery series. The use of a book club and the books they read is a wonderful premise. Hollis' remorse and embarrassment regarding her conviction gives the reader a reason to care about her future. I especially enjoyed the secondary storyline involving her pro bono work at the San Lucian Senior Residence & Community Center. The interaction between Hollis, Marla, and Lily added to the novel. Hopefully, the Center and its residents will return in a future installment of the series.This mystery kept my attention from beginning to end. Although I had my suspicions of one character, the solution to the mystery surprised me. And that, my friends, is the mark of a good mystery.5 starsDisclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

  • Michelle
    2018-12-13 02:14

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and thought the whole concept of a book club created purely for white-collar criminals an intriguing idea. To me it's a great way for people to become active in a safe social setting again without being too harshly criticized or looked down upon because everyone else is in the same boat, has the same common interest and is something that I think would work really well in real life.The main character and one of the Fallen Angels, Hollis Morgan, was very likeable to me as she seems to be a highly realistic and tough character because of everything she has been through in her life. It is because of the events of her past that Hollis is a bit of a loner and what you would call anti-social, but there is still an obvious caring side to her which is shown by the visits she likes to do to a local seniors home and the help she gives them.This novel is a very fast and enjoyable read and a real page turner. I was constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next and it managed to keep me guessing a lot of the time as well. I have to admit that I did hazard a guess at who the killer was about three quarters of the way through reading which ended up being correct, but that's only because I have a habit of always trying to guess these things when I read mystery books like this and not because it was blaringly obvious.If you love a mystery novel that doesn't bog you down with unnecessary details but still has enough of a background and storyline to keep everything flowing, then I highly recommend giving this one a try.

  • Beth Cutwright
    2018-12-04 02:35

    I found The Fallen Angels Book Club a delightful read. It certainly contained mystery, murder and mayhem and the only thing in common with the crimes was our heroine Hollis Morgan. Hollis became a fairly strong character, frightened that she would be the one charged with the murders although she knew she hadn't committed them; but then a few years back, she went to jail in lieu of her ex husband Bill Linley. She was an innocent, and he was excessively guilty and free. I had not figured out who was behind the crimes; I like a book that keeps me guessing!I found the characters believable and privately paranoid as any ex-felon tends to be. Their lack of trust in one another was just what you might expect. What I didn't expect was an ex-husband who kept showing up in Hollis's life, although she wanted nothing more to do with him; a family who had disowned her due to the guilty verdict and the fine folks that did believe in her and supported her in her efforts to obtain a pardon.Like any good mystery, there was a mystery within a mystery and I found her exchanges with the older folks at the center refreshing and decidedly touching. Fortunately, there wasn't a lot of gore in describing the murder victims and that was refreshing to my mind's eye. However, the reader could feel Hollis's fear with each event and her determination to clear her name. Very well written and very well thought out! Well done Ms James, well done!

  • Heather
    2018-11-13 06:07

    I found the idea of a book club with members who all have a criminal record intriguing. I liked Hollis, the main character, because she was doing her best to get her life back together after she was lured into a white-collar crime by her now ex-husband. She is a paralegal at a high powered law firm but does pro bono work at a elderly home on the side.Her life seems to be getting back on track when one of the members of her book club is murdered. It turns out that he is murdered in the same way the character in their last book club book was murdered. The cops show up on Hollis' doorstep and soon she becomes a suspect. Hollis known she can't go back to jail and will do anything to find out who the killer is.As Hollis begins digging into the lives of her fellow book club members she finds an unlikely ally in an associate at work. While she's searching for the murdered her ex-husband, the man who helped put her behind bars, starts calling and asks to see her. Hollis can't imagine why he wants to speak with her and she hasn't gotten over her anger at having him put her in jail for his crimes. But when she figures out he's somehow connected to the murders she agrees to see him just one more time.It's a race against time as Hollis tries to ind the murderer before going to her rehabilitation trial to clear her name. The only problem is, the murderer is looking for her and she might just be his next victim.I give this book 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

  • Fenny
    2018-12-05 02:29

    The Fallen Angels Book Club is a proper old-fashioned amateur detective. Hollis, eager to get her pardon so she can get on with life, starts to investigate the members of the Club after one of them is killed. If you think that information about you is private – than think again. So much of our lives arecaptured under “public information.”As she finds out more about her fellow club members, it becomes only more confusing. And what exactly is Hollis’ ex-husband Bill’s part in it all? It doesn’t add up and with her pardon hearing moved up two weeks Hollis is desperate, she just can’t let justice run its long winding course. But I think I can get into places and ask questions the police, who have to follow procedure,can’t.A side plot involves a few seniors in a retirement home, a pro-bono project of the law firm where Hollis works as a paralegal.Ms. James has written a smooth running story where slowly pieces of the puzzle are revealed. Being a book lover I liked the setting she created with the book club of the “Fallen Angels.” The plot is revealed suddenly and somewhat predictable. But the author manages to real the reader in with her delightful story telling and likable characters. It’s a great first book that lovers of the old-fashioned detective genre surely will appreciate!

  • Vicki
    2018-11-17 07:07

    What a good time I had reading this book. First of all, it’s about a group of book lovers who belong to a book club. But this book club is unlike any I’ve ever heard of before. All the members are ex-cons. Yep, you can only join if you have a white-collar criminal record.I love a good murder mystery, and these murders where mirrored from the books the club read. I loved that!!Hollis took the wrap for something her her ex did, and now that she’s out she just wants to have a normal life. So much for wants… the book club she joins is about to have one of it’s members murdered. Then another is murdered. Hollis is afraid before it’s over, she’s going to be arrest for the murders, so she’s more than determined to find the true killer.The story line was interesting, as were the characters. The book flows steady without any dull gaps. I really liked the authors way of writing.I’ve never read anything by this author before, so I’m glad I decided to join this tour. The book is good and it keeps you reading till the end. I definitely want to read more from the author.If you love a good murder mystery, you should get a copy of this book.

  • Kathleen Kelly
    2018-12-10 08:28

    The Fallen Angel's Book Club is a story about a book club for felon's. It was created by a parole officer who thought it a good idea to get convicted felon's together. These people in the club are not murders...or is there one in the group?? The main character Hollis Morgan just wants to get on with her life after spending time for fraud. Her now ex husband left her holding the bag and she does not want to have any further contact with him. Since getting out of prison and putting the past behind her all she wants to do is get a pardon and go back to school to get her law degree. Someone in the book club has other ideas though and when a murder victim, a member of the book club,is found, everyone in the club is suspect. Hollis is the main suspect and she decides that she will not sit back and be a victim again so she decides that she will investigate to see who the real killer is. This is a fast paced mystery that keeps the reader wanting more. I loved a good mystery and this is one of the better ones I have read in awhile. A fun story for sure!!!

  • BBMoreB ~
    2018-11-23 08:34

    The Fallen Angels Book Club has only two requirements. Members must be 1) book lovers and 2) white collar ex-felons.This debut novel set in the San Francisco Bay area is a first-person account told by amateur sleuth, Hollis Morgan. This is a very intriguing murder mystery with a startling cast of characters. This book allows the reader to take part in the investigation; I felt my suspicions sift as each new clue was revealed. This is a remarkable well-rounded mystery and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who enjoys crime fiction. Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Partners In Crime Tours for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

  • Gina's Library
    2018-12-09 01:31

    I received this book for a fair and honest review. This book is book 1 in a series. This book had a mini mystery storyline within the main one. Hollis was trying to help out some elderly residents in a nursing home. She was able to figure that mystery out eventually though.The main mystery however was the murders of two book club members. For me, it was a real twist who the murder was. I didn't see that one coming at all. Hollis sure hasn't had an easy life. She was trying to get her life back and on the right track when these murders happened. She should of just let the police do their job and keep her nose clean but her personality wouldn't allow for that. I highly enjoyed this book and will be looking for the other books in the series when they come available.

  • Carolyn
    2018-12-09 09:15

    A well written crime novel that keeps you guessing until the end. It starts with an unusual premise for a book club - that all members have been convicted of a white collar crime. This also means that all members are highly intelligent and perhaps not all are reformed. When one of the book club members is killed, Hollis Morgan, trying to clear her name so she can finish her law degree, sets out to investigate. Not only does her future career hang in the balance while she herself is a suspect but her life may also be in danger while the killer is still at large. Engaging and fast-paced,an excellent start to this new series.

  • Michele Drier
    2018-11-24 09:10

    James has created one of the most intetesting book club requirements...members must have been convicted of a white-collar crime that they don't discuss with each other. Hollis was set up to take the fall for her ex-husband and now she finds herself a suspect in the murder of another book club member. Hollis is a complete and complex character and James sets the scenes with such a deft touch that I was there. There will be more coming from James and I'm lookng forward to them!

  • Susan
    2018-11-29 01:37

    R. Franklin James pens "The Fallen Angels Book Club" in a plot that is filled with mystery, thrills and murder by the book. The author's characters were likable, realistic and interesting. The first book in a new series 'A Hollis Morgan Mystery' and the Author's debut novel, this is one book that kept me guessing from the beginning and a must read for all mystery fans.This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.

  • Kait Carson
    2018-11-30 04:10

    Wow - this is a first book? The seams definitely do not show. The premise grabbed me from the start, a book club where a felony record is the entrance requirement. When members of the club are murdered threatening Hollis's dream of expungement, she investigates. Her freedom and her life are threatened when it appears she is the common thread. The ending was a surprise I didn't see coming, but one that made perfect sense. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Susan Spann
    2018-11-28 08:22

    This was a fun, complex mystery that kept me guessing until the end. The characters are well-developed and three-dimensional, and the writing is strong and fast-paced. I loved Hollis Morgan's human conflict between truth and lies - and found her both engaging and fully believable as a sleuth and a person. Best of all, I didn't figure this one out before the ending - which made it even better!

  • AJ
    2018-11-30 07:25

    Good But Needs EditingBook is good but it needs to be edited better. I got confused quite a few times because there was an abrupt change of scenes and the author did not make that easy to realize. There would be a sentence between 2 characters and the next sentence was between 2 different characters. Story itself was good.

  • Winni Mattos
    2018-11-22 04:28

    If you like mysteries, you'll like this one. If you love San Francisco, you'll be pleased the story takes place in The City! R. Franklin James is new to me...but I'm eager to read the next Fallen Angels book!

  • Barb
    2018-11-21 03:24

    I received this book as part of the early reviewers program. I really enjoyed it. It introduced some great characters that were well-developed and was an intriguing story. I am looking forward to the next one!

  • California
    2018-11-28 03:28

    Excellent finish! Engaging for sure! Ready for "The Return of the Fallen Angels Book Club" - book two of The Hollis Morgan Mystery series.

  • A.J. Lauer
    2018-12-06 08:11

    This book was fantastic! Solid heroine, good twists, absolutely lovely secondary characters.