- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1514 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Toby Neal (27 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006FBDHG2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,794 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Leilani Texeira & her partner Nono Kaihale discover the bodies of two teenage girls while out on patrol.
Lei, relatively new to the police force, asks is she can become part of the investigating team as she’d arrested the one girl for drugs just weeks before the murder.
This turned out to be quite a complicated murder/investigation. The characters were well drawn and the story was tight, with enough red herrings to keep you, the reader, guessing.
Will I be following Lei on her journey? Not sure. The book was good, but can’t say that it’s one that will keep “shouting” at me to find out more about Lei.
I loved the setting and the fact that maybe Hawaii wasn't as idyllic as I imagined, the use of pidgin English worked well and didn't distract from the dialogue, just made it more authentic.
Lei is a great character, she's flawed but likeable and you root for her from the start and the slow burning feelings between her and Steven's build up a great 'will they won't they?'
And that's before we've even got to the stalkers and/or murderers! There are plenty of suspects to choose from and I was glad there wasn't too many clues to lead us to the killer as it was a real surprise when the ski mask was err unmasked!
Glad there are more 'Lei' stories...can't wait to see more of Lei and Steven's and see what criminals get their butt kicked by her
I loved this book. It's safe to say once I picked this book up I found it impossible to put down.
It's fast paced with lots of twists and turns.
There is a fantastic back story too which kept me thoroughly engaged.
Lei is a truly loveable character and inspiring to women. She has had a heartbreaking beginning to life which I suspect provoked her chosen path into the police force.
Although the story is dark and sad due to the nature of the murders the descriptions of the island are beautiful and I could easily imagine this being made into a Television Series with a beautiful backdrop.
The love interest around Detective Michael Stevens is handled beautifully, it is a happy ending but it is a relationship that comes with a lot of baggage for both Michael and Lei from their childhoods.
The story around Lei's father is well thought out and I particularly enjoyed how it all linked together at the end.
I also must mention my love for Keiki the Rottweiler Dog, I was so relieved that she pulled through, I would have been heartbroken if she hadn't made it.
I did not guess who the killer or the stalker was, I presumed that they were the same person so once the killer had been caught I thought the book took a great turn when Lei was still not completely safe.
There is still one important character who is not out of the picture so I hope this story will be followed up in the series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this therefore I have rated this book a strong 4 stars. I can not wait to read the rest of the series and I suspect that I will be rating one of them 5 stars.
Becky Sherriff (The Kindle Book Review)
Lei Texeira is one such protagonist. Far from being just a pretty face (and a pretty name!), Leilani Texeira is a plucky, intrepid policewoman haunted by her past. Driven and ambitious, Lei aspires to ditch her uniform to become a detective, but her impulsive initiative and stubbornness can sometimes land her in more trouble than she can handle. A strong and kick-butt heroine in a genre populated by male detectives, Lei nevertheless has a vulnerable side, as she struggles to let go of her past as a victim of child abuse. Ms. Neal's background as a mental health therapist definitely helped in portraying a determined but troubled character, adding realism and depth to a complex and compelling heroine.
Now to the story: Blood Orchids centres around the double murder of two high school girls. As officer Lei Texeira pursues the case, she herself is pursued by a stalker. The story is gripping, with heaps of action, and Ms. Neal did a fantastic job pacing the story, revealing nuggets of information one layer at a time. Whilst I mentally patted myself on the back when I correctly identified the killer, I certainly did not foresee that the story didn't end there! No spoilers here, but suffice it to say that what I initially thought was a predictable read, became far from it in the end, and that Lei's troubles were far from over!
Sure, at some points in the story, I did wonder, "Wow, what are the odds of all this misery befalling one single person?" But Ms.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
An amazing story I've read it in less that 48 hours couldn't put it down I can't wait to start the next onePublished 9 months ago by rebecca baylis
The title gives very little clue as to what the book is about but is an excellent title, as is the rest of the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
An interesting and enjoyable read which I recommend highly. A fair few twists and turns that keeps you on your toes.Published 18 months ago by Sebastian
A new and untapped (for me) locality, stylishly woven with action on physical, psychological and romantic levels. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Terry Nolan
I couldn't get on with this at all. All the Hawaiian native patois wwas too distracting and hard to understand. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lynda Kelly
The first of the series of Lei books. These start right from the first page and keeps going right to the end.Published on 7 May 2015 by poshbirdfromthesouth
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