Thursday, May 9, 2024

Blog Tour + Review: Murder at the Lake (Detective Madison Knight #13) by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

Murder at the Lake

Detective Madison Knight #13

by Carolyn Arnold

Published: May 9, 2024

Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Detective, Police Procedural


Moonlight dances across her bare skin, and a shooting star flies across the sky. And while the young woman’s eyes are open and facing upward, they no longer see anything…

Detective Madison Knight
 is about to get married when detectives from a neighboring city storm the wedding and arrest her fiancé, Troy Matthews. He’s being charged for the murder of his childhood friend Dylan Graham, recently shot to death in his home. But the motive dates back to a fateful night from twenty-four years ago when seventeen-year-old Emily Kane was raped and strangled at a beach party.

Police claim that Dylan had plans to expose Troy for the crime even though another friend was convicted for it and sent to prison for twenty-four years. With that friend recently released, Madison suspects that he may be framing Troy to take the fall, some sort of vengeance for not saving him from going to prison. But when he also turns up murdered, Troy again becomes the prime suspect.

With evidence mounting against him, Madison is determined to prove her fiancé is innocent, but what troubles her the most is that all of Troy’s friends from that time are being picked off one by one. That means Troy might be the killer’s next target, but it’s not just his life on the line when she discovers the twisted killer is stalking her.

This addictive heart-pounding crime thriller is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan, and Leslie Wolfe.

Readers love Madison Knight!

“Madison Knight is a true renaissance woman—sharp, talented, and unbeatable.”–K.J. Howe, bestselling author of Skyjack

“Madison is particularly headstrong and gung ho, and this makes for exciting fiction…” Literary Flits

“Madison Knight is 
a tough detective, who will let nothing stand in her way to find the guilty.” –The Reading Café

“Madison Knight is an intriguing protagonist. She’s independent, strong, capable, intelligent, and overall, a very realistic character.” –I

“Madison’s character is extremely well-written and realistic. She encompasses what all women should strive to become—an independent thinker, strong-willed, dedicated, and hardworking.” Lynchburg Mama

Madison is an excellently crafted persona who isn’t flawless or ideal. She makes mistakes, she regrets making those mistakes, and tries her best to correct them.” Fanna

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My Review:

Murder at the Lake is the thirteenth book in the Detective Madison Knight series by Carolyn Arnold. I love how Carolyn Arnold’s books start with the murder but we don’t know who the killer is.

I like trying to figure out who the killer is. Murder at the Lake is filled with mystery and suspense that kept me glued to the pages chopping at the bit wondering who the killer was

I felt bad for Detective Madison Knight on her wedding day. Just as she is about to walk down the aisle the man she is marrying, Troy Matthews is arrested for murder. Troy is arrested for the murder of one of his friends.

Twenty-four years ago Troy and his friends were partying on the beach a girl was raped and murdered. They were celebrating graduating high school as well as going to college

One of their friends who was at the party that night was arrested and convicted for killing and rapping the girl. He was released the day Madison and Troy were to get married and Troy was arrested for murder.

Twenty-four years later Troy is being accused of what happened to that girl on the beach on that night long ago. Is Troy guilty or innocent? Is the guy who spent twenty-four years in prison guilty or innocent? What is going on here?

Murder at the Lake kept me guessing page after page. Just when I thought I was getting close to figuring it all out, another twist was thrown my way and I was back to trying again.

I love reading anything Carolyn Arnold writes. I am drawn into her stories from the first page and find myself lost in the world around me. The descriptions are so well written making it easy for me to lose myself in its story for the duration.

I highly recommend Murder at the Lake to all mystery fans! Grab a copy of Murder at the Lake today!  

Author Bio
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives in London Ontario with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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