Rating: 4 of 5
Author: D.V. Berkom
After leaving Hawaii, Kate Jones decides to stop running from her past and heads to Arizona working as a tour guide taking customers into the beautiful and dangerous mountain mesas. Returning from one such journey with a family of four, the brakes in her jeep give out hurtling them downhill with little control. Through a bit of luck, Kate and her passengers barely survive the ordeal. As the days pass, Kate learns of a number of recent deaths which all share a common thread. They were all a part of recent tours that she had led. Is it her drug lord ex-boyfriend hunting her down once more, or is something else happening to Kate and will she figure it out before it is too late?
D.V. Berkom’s “Touring for Death” is the latest in the Kate Jones series of books. Similar to the preceding book – “Death Rites” – Berkom has added plot complexity to her patented action packed writing style. This is a bit more of a murder mystery than the other books and there are just enough hints provided along the way that the reader has the opportunity to figure out who done. But it won’t be easy, at least it wasn’t for me.
If you’ve liked early books by Berkom, you are sure to enjoy this one even more. This is one of the longer books by Berkom and has good pace balance throughout. As with all her books, this is another great value for the money. And although reading previous Kate Jones books will give context to “Touring for Death” this is really a stand alone chapter in the ongoing saga and readers new to Berkom can easily start with this novel and not miss a beat.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.