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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Depot by Carmen DeSousa


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The Depot has been many things in its history, even a brothel! But now its just a quiet restaurant and bar ... or is it? 

 Homicide detective Mark Waters has been called to investigate the scene of what appears to be a suicide by train - but the real details prove to be even more shocking (and ghostly) than even he could have imagined. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

I knew when I downloaded this book that it was only a 12,000 word "min-mystery". The author frequently uses these as a way to introduce new readers to her writing style without the commitment of a longer novel. I expected it to be mediocre at best - and I was SO WRONG! 

The Depot grips you from the very beginning, weaving a  tale of a murder from the past to events happening in the present. The characters have more depth to them than would be expected from such a short story, and I would love to read more about them (hopefully in a longer series this time). 

I felt there was so much untapped potential in this story - the ending gave me chills, but left me wanting more. How does the Detective manage to solve his case? What happens between him and Ashlyn? It is my sincere wish that the author continue this series (perhaps making this a "preview" instead of a mini mystery?). 

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