- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1524 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Publisher: Thunder Horse Press (26 Jun. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003U4WVKA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #614,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I found Stacy Juba's writing style compulsive, and the action was fast-paced and realistic. The psychological aspects to the story were well thought out and true-to-life. I particularly liked the depiction of the competitive behaviour of the staff at the newsroom.
'Twenty-Five Years Ago Today' is so much more than just a murder mystery. It deals with many emotional subject areas which everyone will be able to relate to, including family relationships, guilt, forgiveness, secrets, bereavement, trust; all woven into this intriguing tale of a long-forgotten crime.
I loved the way all the action in the present day related in some way to the past, almost as if the characters had all been trapped back in time to some extent because of events that had changed their lives.Read more ›
As I got to the middle, I felt - I am immersed in Diana's story. The narrative is generally smooth. However, some scene settings were too detailed. Yellow pound cake. Cutting a slice. Eating the cake. Whether Kris ate the cake or not and how she cut it, it would have made no difference to the story. Moving on, I liked the build up as Kris and Eric talk. Despite the awkwardness of their relationship, their emotions are laid bare which gives the story fullness.
As I neared the end, I thought - Love, secrets and family. Sometimes this is a deadly combination. One lie to cover another and the person who murdered Diana was the least suspected of all. What I also did not expect was the disintegration of relationships in the matter of a few pages. What I really liked as I reached the end is that once the murderer was revealed, the remaining bits of the story were told in the form of news articles. Unique.
My final impression and recommendations - This was a wonderful reading experience I would recommend to others. Compelling plot filled with twists and turns combined with complex characters. Despite the layers of mystery, Stacy Juba includes romance, marriage and family issues. Loyalty and betrayal are a big part of this book but that's as far as I will go before I dish out any spoilers.Read more ›
Stacy Juba's writing is more than good but the story is predictable at times especially where Kris and Eric are concerned. Some parts of the plot will remind the reader of the movie Zodiac while small parts of the story reminded me of Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts. The scene build up is detailed and for the most part keeps the reader in suspense about what is to come next.
Would I recommend this read? Definitely. I very much appreciated the fact that the characters and action scenes are well written to the point that you feel you are in the scene with the characters. A must read for anyone who likes a good mystery.
Offensive content?: Based on language and settings, I would recommend this book for readers above 13.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
I totally enjoyed this thoroughly engrossing mystery, a romantic suspense by Stacy Juba. Kris Langley is a woman with a long-held secret: she considers herself responsible for the death of her much-loved cousin Nicole, when they were both twelve. During her work as an editorial assistant at a newspaper, writing obits and birth and wedding announcements, she happens upon a crime account from twenty-five years earlier: the death of a 21-year-old woman, a promising artist, working as a cocktail waitress. Although there were a couple of ex-boyfriend suspects, the case quickly went cold and stayed that way. Kris begins to investigate, and befriends the bereaved mother, sister, and brother-in-law. The dead woman's nephew at first agitates against her questioning, but it isn't long before the sparks between Eric and Kris fly, for other reasons entirely.
Author Stacy Juba keeps the suspense burner turned up to the max, and although there are plenty of possibilities, and what seems a pretty certain result, I think readers will find themselves surprised at the outcome. Ms. Juba also really delineates the layers of emotion involved, both in the death of Diana Ferguson so many years earlier, and in the murder of Kris' cousin, and shows us the aftermath of both crimes.
I highly recommend this mystery-it's a re-reader.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the story, but found the ending a little bit too much and a bit OTT however the plot line was well thought out and the book basically well writtenPublished on 13 April 2013 by Tanya
Twenty-Five Years Ago Today is about a young woman, Kris Langley, who is troubled by her past. When she was twelve years old, her cousin was murdered. Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2011 by Mistress of The Dark Path
Twenty Five Years Ago Today
by Stacy Juba
Kris Langley a journo at a local paper comes across a tragic cold case while looking through the old micro film records of... Read more
Kris Langley, an editorial assistant, stumbles across an unsolved murder while researching old editions of the Fremont Daily News. Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2011 by Alice Y. Yeh