Friday, June 5, 2020

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Shattered by Death by Catherine Finger

About the Book

Book:  Shattered by Death
Author: Catherine Finger
Genre:  Thriller/Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: June 2016

When Josie’s abusive soon-to-be-ex-husband had an affair with another woman, Josie could have murdered them. When someone does, Jo is the prime suspect and the only one who can solve the case.

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My Thoughts:

This is book two in the Jo Oliver Thriller series, and no I still haven't learned my lesson. I am just going to read this series backwards.

Besides unintentionally doing that and time constraints, I have really been enjoying this series. I like that we are in Jo's head, everything we see is in her viewpoint. She is a new believer by this point and trying to finalize the adoption of her daughter Samantha. Nick is in the picture and not marrying him is one of her biggest mistakes.

In this chapter she is on the verge of finalizing a divorce with her husband, Del who sounds like a real piece of work. Not only does he have a married girlfriend, but he is trying to take everything he can from Jo. I know we get more of their story in the first book, so that is something I can anticipate.

Unfortunately it appears someone is out to get Jo as she comes across the gruesome murderous scene of her husband and his lover. Let me tell you, that scene gave me chills. Jo is in shock obviously and a whole host of mixed emotions swamp down on her. Also, all the evidence is starting to point to her.

As a new believer, Jo is still getting used to faith in God and relying on Him and not man. But Jo needs Nick. But can she trust him? There is a lot of twists and turns and some shocking revelations. I have one more book to read, the first one, but this is becoming my all time favorite suspense/thriller series.

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Catherine Finger loves to dream, write, and tell stories. Recently retired from a wonderful career in public education, she celebrates the ability to choose how to spend her time in a new way during the second half of life. So far, she chooses to write books, ride horses, serve others, and generally find her way into and out of trouble both on the road and at home.  She lives in the Midwest with a warm and wonderful combination of family and friends.

Capsized by Death, the fourth novel in her Jo Oliver Thriller series, will be released by Elk Lake Publishing in November 2019. Anchored by Death, the third of her Jo Oliver novels, was a Bronze Medal winner at the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards; a 2018 Selah Awards finalist; and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards. Her second Jo Oliver Thriller, Shattered by Death, was a finalist in the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Catherine and her novels have been featured on radio stations, blogs, and in numerous articles—all posted at

Catherine loves to interact with her readers at Follow her on Facebook at Catherine Finger, Author, and on Twitter at CatherineFinger@BeJoOliver.

More from Catherine

“If you could kill someone and get away with it, what would you do? How would you do it?”

Having posed this question over dessert during a really good first date several years ago—to my surprise and delight my date proceeded to share a story about an international cosmetic gone badly awry. I was so taken with this story, that I couldn’t wait to get home and start writing. And I did. That night I sat down to write a scene between two powerful women, intending one to toy with the other by playing with a jar of deadly moisturizer as they interacted.

As I wrote that night, an unexpected scene involving spiritual warfare popped into my head and onto the screen. The edgy, scary, lock-your-doors-before reading story I called Shattered by Death was born.

While the moisturizer scene didn’t ultimately stay in the book, the idea of powerful women pitted against each other did. I strive to create antagonists that are as strong—or stronger—than Jo Oliver. When I feel the tension of wondering whether or not Josie is going to make it out alive—that’s when I know I’m in the middle of a great story.

I hope you think so too.

Enjoy the read!


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1 comment:

  1. Great review! This series sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for hosting.