Monday, September 23, 2019

BLOG TOUR - Taken to the Grave

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Taken To the Grave by M.M. Chouinard.


In a town full of secrets, the truth won’t stay buried…

When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal.

After uncovering a series of threatening messages targeting the girl, a student at the university, and the first victim, her teacher, Jo thinks she’s locked the killer in her crosshairs. The primary suspect is a volatile ex-military student with an axe to grind for failing grades, and the frightened town is out for his blood. But the next day, a much-loved member of the community is found dead in her home, a tarot card in her mail. There’s no clear motive to link her death to the others, and the message on the card this time is even stranger: domestic bliss.

With a fourth body and card appearing the following day, Jo knows she’s running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo’s father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims’ families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first?

A completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan you’ll love Taken to the Grave.

Title:   Taken To the Grave
Author:  M.M. Chouinard
Series:  Detective Jo Fournier #2
Genre:   Mystery Thriller
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:   330
Date of Publication:  September 19, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars

Detective Jo Fournier is finding rather strange clues. When she happens upon a dead body, a tarot card was found. This happens again and again, and each card says something a bit different, leaving clues for Jo and her team to figure out.

Before long, there are a total of four victims, all found with different tarot cards. Furthermore, as Jo digs deeper into the murders, she gets news about her father and is torn between the fact that he needs her. What is Jo going to do?  No doubt she doesn't want yet another victim, but she has a responsibility towards her father.

In this fast-paced book by M.M. Chouinard, there was no shortage of clues, twists and turns. This is the second book in the Detective Jo Fourier series. This was an intriguing book, especially as the message in the tarot cards was offering sharp clues for Jo. 

This is a great series that dealt with both Jo's professional and personal lives. I loved that I was kept guessing until the end. I am looking forward to reading much more in this series, and would love to learn a bit more about Jo and her past.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review. This is my honest opinion.


M.M. Chouinard's first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity's sake, she released them. She's currently at work on her seventh novel.

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  1. This sounds really good. Great review Robin. You have the power to make me spend a fortune.

  2. Great review Robin, this book looks and sounds absolutely amazingly fantastic and right up my alley as well. I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  3. Great review, sounds thrilling. I've never read her work.