Two reviews have come in for my romantic suspense novel published in 8 days.
TAYLOR JONES SAYS: With Murderous Intent is suspense/thriller by Maggi Andersen. Much like her first book, Murder in Devon, the story is well-written and intense. The story revolves around Caitlin, who flees her home in Ireland to escape her stalker ex-boyfriend, Max. Caitlin runs to Australia and takes a job as a governess for two adorable children on a cattle station in the Outback.
Caitlin quickly falls in love with the two children, and sadly with her boss, the children’s widowed hunk of a father, Jake. Unfortunately, Jake is engaged to a woman, who not only doesn’t like his kids, she doesn’t like the Outback. And she certainly doesn’t like the competition that Caitlin represents. But just as Caitlin adjusts to all of the problems and obstacles her new life throws at her, Max shows up in Australia.
Andersen tells a chilling tale, one with enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you reading through dinner. And bedtime. Truth be told, I couldn’t put the book down once I started reading it. I’m giving With Murderous Intent 4.6 stars.
REGAN MURPHY SAYS: Finally a book about Australia. I love reading about Australia, yet there seem to be so few novels out there about it. Even ones written by Australian authors are about other countries besides Australia. A case in point, Maggi Andersen’s last book Murder in Devon was about England rather than Australia. So I was extremely pleased to get a chance to review With Murderous Intent.
Andersen’s descriptions of the Australian Outback are wonderful. Made me feel like I’ve been there. And her characterizations are equally impressive. I didn’t have a single moment when I shook my head and said, “Oh come on, he wouldn’t do that.” And for me that is rare. Even the plot was totally believable. It really kept me on my toes. I give the book 4.7 stars.