Friday, August 14, 2015

Christy Barritt: Dust and Obey *GIVEAWAY*

By Kelly Bridgewater

From Amazon
Back Cover Copy:

When Gabby St. Claire’s ex-fiancé, Riley Thomas, asks for her help in investigating a possible murder at a couples’ retreat, she knows she should say no. She knows she should run far, far away from the danger of both being around Riley and the crime. 

But her nosy instincts and determination take precedent over her logic. At the retreat center she feels like she’s stepped into the pages of a creepy gothic novel: an isolated island that’s often foggy, an old lodge with a dark history, and a small pool of suspects who each have either motive, means, or opportunity for murder. When another life is threatened, the risk intensifies. 

Gabby and Riley must work together to find the killer. In the process, they have to confront demons from their past and deal with their present relationship. If they don’t learn to trust each other, they could both end up as fodder for the supposedly cursed island’s folklore. 

My Thoughts:

If you have read any of the Squeaky Clean series, then you know that you can’t put down them down. Christy Barritt has a way of grabbing you and not letting go. Right from the first page, I was thrown into the action, and the tension escalated from there. I was held captive as I flipped the pages waiting to see what troubles would find Gabby and Riley next. As Dust and Obey progressed, I started to fall more in love with Gabby and Riley, begging for their happily-ever after. Dust and Obey is the tenth book, well actually the eleventh, and I have loved every single one of them. You don’t have to read them in order. They are stand alone books because of the mystery hidden in the pages, but it helps to have some of the background played out in the past books to understand the emotions occurring between the different characters.

As a longtime fan of the Squeaky Clean series, I have seen the dilemmas and struggles that Gabby and Riley’s relationship has undergone. This book also brings more trouble to their relationship, but there is a happy ending for me.

I, personally, enjoy how Barritt captures Gabby’s train of thoughts and allows me to follow her emotional journey with her. This is Barritt’s greatest strength in her writing. I really feel like I am right there with Gabby as she decides between Riley and her forever peace.

As Barritt writes about sixty-four percent into Dust and Obey, “Murky history, dead bodies, and secret passages. What more could you want?” This sums up the conflict pouring off the pages of her latest mystery book. I truly loved Dust and Obey and recommend it to her fans, new and familiar, with all her books.

I received a complimentary copy of Dust and Obey from Christy Barritt and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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  1. My favorite element is characters whose dilemma simply will NOT let you go until you "see them through" the challenge. I haven't read your work yet, Kelly, but this plot sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Christy Barritt's Squeaky Clean series, which Dust and Obey is the latest one, does struggle with an issue across all eleven books. It is an oncoming issue with Gabby, Gail. Thank you so much for commenting, and good luck in the giveaway!

  2. I have read every one of Christy Barritt's "Squeaky Clean" series and love, love, love Gabby St. Claire. She's funny and likeable with real struggles.. And I was thrilled to have Riley back as a prominent character in this story. I missed him!

    1. Me too, Suzie!!! I'm really glad to fund another fan of Christy Barritt's books. I LOVE all of them. Thank you for commenting and good luck in the giveaway!

  3. I''ve only read one of the squeaky clean books. It was fast-paced and kept my attention.

    1. ALL of Christy Barritt's books do this, Ellen. It is why i love her books so much.Thank you for commenting and good luck in the giveaway!

  4. The winner is Mary Hake!!! Thank you for everyone who participated. There will be more giveaways coming up, so come back often. Thank you!