To Catch a Fox by Geoffry Knight and Ethan Day

16009017Title: To Catch A Fox

Series: Fox Mysteries 01

Author: Geoffrey Knight & Ethan Day

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Length: Novel Plus (214pgs)

Publisher: The Empire Press (27th September 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.
meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—

A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger;
A mother whose secret sent her insane;
An uncle with complete control over the family empire;
A father whose suicide might once again tear his family apart;
And a hot, handsome, clueless blond with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Yes, meet Jon Fox. A New Orleans private detective whose complicated life…just got a little more complex.

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Review: Jon Fox is a private detective who has a checkered past. His family’s history has left its mark on him and it’s about to take a second bite. Fox is approached to find a man by a nice old lady who wishes revenge on the mystery man.  it leads him to Tucker Wilder, a screenwriter who is hoping to write a story of lost love. They are thrown together in a mystery where secrets and lies are revealed… about their own families.

Wow, mystery, thrills, danger, albino alligators, murder, brutal fights and an unwelcome love or is it? Fox lands right in the middle of family drama and hidden secrets without even trying.  Trying to get to the bottom of an old lady’s request leads him to Tucker; which leads to danger and murder. Tucker just wants to write a hit screenplay, when he inadvertently stumbles across a mob hit.  Being rescued by Fox is a blessing, until they both stumble across hidden secrets from the past and a confrontation that might rip them apart.

Well, I never saw half of that coming and the story twists are exciting and some are unexpected. Jon is a playboy character who wins you over with his devil-may-care attitude.  The only people he really cares about are his family.  When he meets Tucker it throws him for a loop. Tucker is a much more frivolous character.  He has his eye on one thing and that’s returning to L.A. with a hit screenplay under his belt.  He over-reacts in dangerous situations and I dare say is a bit of a drama queen. Together, they have an explosive time with hardly a minute safe from danger, people coming out of the woodwork and becoming involved in the mystery and new questions arising. Each character brings something new to the story, adding more mystery and questions to the mix, leaving you reeling as more twists come into play.

The opening scene in the book has you hooked and it’s a rollercoaster ride that you don’t want to get off. Although I loved the storyline and the twists, I do have to admit that at times Tucker got right up my nose with his dramatic outpourings.  Fox I really liked and his unmitigated anger was easy to relate to. Although there was one major arc throughout the book there are also two others that have left me with questions.  One of them will hopefully be the main storyline for the next book.  But, the last one I can’t help wonder if it will be left unanswered. We don’t get a happily ever after in this story, but it is left wide open for a reconnecting romance.

I have to recommend this to those who love mysteries, danger, brutal fights, swampy danger, secrets unfolded, hot sex, a complex love story and an ending that leaves you panting for more.

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