Dubiosity, by Christy Barritt

book coverPublisher’s Overview:

Savannah Harris vowed to leave behind her old life as an intrepid investigative reporter. But when a friend raises suspicions about two migrant workers who’ve gone missing from the sleepy coastal town Savannah calls home, her curiosity spikes.

As ever more eerie incidents begin afflicting the area, each works to draw Savannah out of her seclusion and raise the stakes—for both Savannah and the surrounding community. Even as Savannah’s new boarder, Clive Miller, makes her feel things she thought long forgotten, she suspects he’s hiding something too, and he’s not the only one. Doubts collide in Savannah’s mind: Who can she really trust?

As secrets emerge and danger closes in, Savannah must choose between faith and uncertainty. One wrong decision might spell the end…not just for her, but for everyone around her.

Will she unravel the mystery in time, or will doubt get the best of her?

My Take:

Dubiosity opens with the thoughts of someone who is either a stalker or would-be murderer. This person has plans for Savannah which aren’t exactly pleasant. They hold a flattened coin, a calling card for each criminal activity they carry out, but the penny won’t drop for Savannah or the reader until the end of the book.

This is a mystery that had me hooked from start to finish. I constantly had questions. Why was Savannah living a life of solitude? What had happened to her friend to land her in hospital? Why did one of the migrant women believe her father had been murdered? What was Clive’s story? I thought I had him figured out early on, but I was wrong. Several people emerged as suspects for the crimes committed, but I don’t think I thought the actual villain was one of them.

There are a couple of instances of bad editing, mostly in the form of repetition. I also wondered how Savannah could get information about a woman’s murder from two different sources but not put everything together as I had. Overall, however, I enjoyed reading Dubiosity and found it difficult to put down. As plots go, this is definitely one of the better ones I’ve read.

Thank you to Waterfall Press for my complimentary electronic review copy of Dubiosity, which I downloaded from NetGalley. No review was required.

Have you read Dubiosity? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Publisher: Waterfall Press (an imprint of Amazon Publishing)

Publication Date: 13 January 2015

Page Count: 338

Read more on:   Christy Barritt’s Website   Waterfall Press’s Website

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Books-a-million

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