|Cover Artist: Maria Fanning|
(Stonebridge Mysteries, Book 2)
by Maggie Kavanaugh
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Length: 204 pages (print)
Genres: Gay, (M/M), Contemporary Mystery
Six months into a relationship, things have heated up between political blogger Sam Flynn and FBI special agent Nathan Walker. Though Sam is happy with Nathan and proud of his own sobriety, he’s anxious about what their future holds. Things are also heating up in Stonebridge, Connecticut, as a series of deadly fires puts the community on edge and eventually threatens Sam's comatose brother. As Halloween approaches, fears rise that the arsonist will strike again.
When Sam encounters the main suspect, seventeen-year-old orphan Damon Blake, Sam’s not sure what to do. He knows obstruction might land him in jail, but he finds himself increasingly skeptical of Damon’s guilt. He takes matters into his own hands and investigates, but doing so means keeping Damon’s whereabouts a secret from Nathan and the police. Meanwhile, Nathan wonders what Sam is hiding and grapples with insecurities of his own. Sam wants to confide in Nathan, and Nathan wants to trust Sam, but they discover negotiating new love can be as dangerous as solving crime.
Many thanks to Carly for hosting me today for the cover reveal of Inner Sanctum, the sequel to Double Indemnity. This book is the second in the Stonebridge Mysteries Series, and a continuation of Sam and Nathan’s story. I’m very excited to share the cover and blurb with you here for the first time!
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of this series. I adored Double Indemnity (see my review below) and am SO incredibly thrilled to be hosting Maggie's cover reveal for Inner Sanctum that I've decided to give away an e-copy of Double Indemnity!! Leave your email address and a comment for and Mr. Random will select a winner at the end of the week. = )
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Double Indemnity - 5 of 5 stars
Mystery, murder and mayhem combine into the adventure of a lifetime for Sam Flynn. His life took an unexpected turn for the worse when Sam began caring for his younger brother, Tim, who was left in a coma after the accident that claimed their parent's lives. His dreams of becoming a journalist are set aside and he now works as a landscaper.
Consumed with guilt and dedicated to his brother's care, Sam doesn't have time for a real relationship and instead makes do with casual hook-ups... and drooling over the very married Nathan from afar. When Nathan's wife is unexpectedly murdered, and all signs point to Nathan as the killer, things don't quite add up to Sam's way of thinking. After all, a part of him never stopped hungering for that unique high that investigative journalism provided, and he can't stop worrying over this case.
The plot thickens and the two men are continuously thrown together during the course of the investigation. Sam can't seem to shop his initial infatuation from growing into caring, and maybe something more, while Nathan, consumed by his grief, sends mixed signals.
Despite the evidence that implicates Nathan in his wife's murder, Sam just can't believe it was him. Are his emotions overtaking his common sense? Sam takes matters into his own hands, seeking out the truth once and for all, but quickly discovers that the recent crime spree in their small town is just the tip of a dangerous iceberg of malicious intent.
DOUBLE INDEMNITY is a fast paced murder/mystery with a well developed plot that twists and turns from start to finish. The characters are engaging, the setting is perfect, nothing is as it seems, and the balance between danger and romance is sharp as a knife. Kavanagh's writing style is well honed delivers an adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. DOUBLE INDEMNITY is an exceptional debut novel with attention to detail that equals that of well established authors. I'm thrilled to give it my highest recommendation and am eagerly anticipating future releases.
Maggie Kavanagh writes gay romances that explore flawed, human characters finding love. A recent Yankee transplant to Los Angeles, her heart still resides in New England. She went to graduate school for English literature and reads and writes voraciously, whenever she can get a moment alone. You can find her in the wee morning hours typing away with coffee at hand and cat in lap, happily embodying the romance writer cliché.
While she focuses mainly on contemporary romance, don’t be surprised if a historical or supernatural tale slips into the mix, as she’s always eager to try her hand in different genres.