Review of Burning Hope

Burning Hope

A Red Hooper Mystery, Book 1

Wendy Roberts

5 Stars


From Wendy Roberts, author of Grounds to Kill and the Bodies of Evidence series, comes a new paranormal mystery featuring an amateur sleuth kindling a deep secret…

Red Hooper’s never been what you’d call lucky, but searching for coffee and finding a dead body instead takes things to a whole other level. Even worse, she and her camper van, Bubbles, just rolled into town, and being the new girl makes her suspect number one.

Red never lingers in one place for long—she’s got secrets better left undiscovered—and this time she’s definitely overstayed her welcome. Caught in the crosshairs of a police investigation and creeping to the top of the real murderer’s to-do list, Red will have to plant some roots if she’s going to survive.

Easier said than done. It seems like everyone in town has made up their mind about Red…except the mysterious Noah Adams. The gruff townie might be the key to proving her innocence—if he doesn’t bring even more trouble her way. Together they unravel the mystery surrounding the murder, but Red will be forced to embrace her psychic gifts if she’s going to clear her name before the real murderer snuffs her out.

A Red Hooper Mystery

Book 1: Burning Hope


I am a big fan of this author.  She writes paranormal mysteries that are very good, and I love reading this type of book.  This is a new series and I think it is a good one.  

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Red never stays in one place for very long.  She has stopped in Hope Harbor to earn some money to repair her camper van.  Unfortunately, while she’s there someone is killed and she becomes the primary suspect. She will have to find out who the killer is so she can leave town again.  Luckily she has a special ability that may help her solve it.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she was able to develop tension and suspense with the written word.  The writing style slows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.