Friday, August 5, 2016

Featured Book: FATEFUL FALL--New Romantic Suspense by Erin Unger

Erin Unger's new book Fateful Fall just came this week. It is book one of the Worthington Detective Agency trilogy. I'm also privileged to call Erin Unger a friend, so it is my joy to feature her book today.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads: Christian Romantic Suspense by Erin Unger. Fateful Fall is book 1 of the ‘Worthington Detective Agency’ series.

Ava's life starts over today.

Ava Worthington had been employed by her dad, but he never appreciated her work. She’s striving to build a private detective agency with friends, and they are about to start their first murder investigation. In the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, farmer John Connell wants Ava to discover who killed his son, and he’s assigned cowboy Cory Mortel to be Ava’s liaison.

Cory has retreated to the seclusion of the mountains after a personal disaster. The last thing he needs is to babysit a beautiful amateur detective and her girl friends. But when Ava seems to attract danger, he has to step in and protect her.

How will she solve the murder in the reclusive area before she gets herself killed? And will she be willing to court a man she hardly knows?

Fateful Fall is a fast-paced adventure where not everyone is what they seem, and family relationships can be the most difficult connection of all.

My thoughts:

A murder or two, an all-female private investigation agency, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. What's not to like?

Fateful Fall is a great story. The setting is rich in atmosphere and intrigue—the perfect place for a murder mystery. The characters are interesting and well-developed, and I look forward to meeting them again in the second book.

Unger is an excellent writer with a strong grasp of craft essentials. She is especially adept with setting details and characterization (colloquialisms and interesting character quirks) and uses them masterfully throughout.  There is a lot going on in this mystery, and I mean that in the best possible way. There are no lag points. The story moves on a continuum that builds strength and momentum right up to the end. This is not dark, graphically violent chiller-thriller fare, nor is it overly preachy Christian fiction; instead, it is an engaging mystery with a dash of romance and an intriguing cast of characters.

If you are a fan of romantic suspense, I would highly recommend Fateful Fall.


  1. This is not something I would normally read but it does sound interesting.


    1. It's not something I would normally read either, Betty. But it was good...very well written.

  2. Sounds like fun. Congratulations to Erin!