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On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convi On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convinced. Cindy must return to her and Clint’s now-empty home in New York and face her in-laws, who never wanted Clint to marry her, and who did everything to make her engagement and wedding hell. She must deal with all of these women’s backbiting, gossiping and unspoken accusations, while she tries to get a handle on her own grief and to get clear on what really happened to Clint. Cindy is mailed an anonymous photo of a woman she had never met, addressed to Clint. As she tries to unravel the mysterious package, as she begins to dig deeper into Clint’s emails and files, she realizes how many secrets Clint had been hiding from his past. She realizes that she didn’t really know the man she loved. And she also realizes that Clint was murdered. She digs deeper, into the depths of Clint’s massive corporation, DGB oil, and as she starts to unearth information she shouldn’t, she goes too far. Soon her own life is in peril. On the run, she realizes that the only way to get answers, and to save her own life, is to return to where it all began: Barbados. As she heads into the dark underside of the island, into the heart of the local villages, she is shocked to discover what really happened to her husband on their honeymoon. But by then, it may already be too late.


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On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convi On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are quick to declare it an accident, to insist that he was caught in a sudden riptide. But Cindy, left all alone, is not convinced. Cindy must return to her and Clint’s now-empty home in New York and face her in-laws, who never wanted Clint to marry her, and who did everything to make her engagement and wedding hell. She must deal with all of these women’s backbiting, gossiping and unspoken accusations, while she tries to get a handle on her own grief and to get clear on what really happened to Clint. Cindy is mailed an anonymous photo of a woman she had never met, addressed to Clint. As she tries to unravel the mysterious package, as she begins to dig deeper into Clint’s emails and files, she realizes how many secrets Clint had been hiding from his past. She realizes that she didn’t really know the man she loved. And she also realizes that Clint was murdered. She digs deeper, into the depths of Clint’s massive corporation, DGB oil, and as she starts to unearth information she shouldn’t, she goes too far. Soon her own life is in peril. On the run, she realizes that the only way to get answers, and to save her own life, is to return to where it all began: Barbados. As she heads into the dark underside of the island, into the heart of the local villages, she is shocked to discover what really happened to her husband on their honeymoon. But by then, it may already be too late.

30 review for Death By Honeymoon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    I listened to the Audible version of this book and it was pretty good. A relatively quick audiobook, I picked it because I was looking for something really short to listen to at the end of the week. I don't like to start a long audiobook toward the end of the week because I don't listen as much over the weekends. In any case, this one was super-short and so it fit the bill. The story picks up with two newlyweds honeymooning in Barbados. Everything seems to be right in Cindy and Clint's world. The I listened to the Audible version of this book and it was pretty good. A relatively quick audiobook, I picked it because I was looking for something really short to listen to at the end of the week. I don't like to start a long audiobook toward the end of the week because I don't listen as much over the weekends. In any case, this one was super-short and so it fit the bill. The story picks up with two newlyweds honeymooning in Barbados. Everything seems to be right in Cindy and Clint's world. They're in love with their whole lives ahead of them. Then, Clint dies in a suspicious surfing accident one evening while Cindy is resting in their hotel room. Nothing about the circumstances seems to add up. From the sudden, mysterious stomach ailment that required Cindy to stay in the room on that evening, to the fact that Clint was an expert surfer and wouldn't have likely died in a surfing accident on relatively calm waters, something is amiss. Devastated, Cindy returns from her honeymoon a widow. Not buying the story that the authorities are trying to sell her, she takes matters into her own hands. "Nancy Drew" is born. Most of the book revolves around Cindy playing detective. She uncovers a lot of things that she didn't know about her husband...and some things that he didn't even know about himself. Eventually, she stumbles upon a controversial project that he was working on for his employer, DGB Oil. All the while, Cindy is trying to fend off the attacks from Clint's family and friends. To say that they didn't support the marriage is putting it mildly. With the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the large life insurance policy that was recently purchased by Clint, they have plenty of reasons to question Cindy's innocence. Meanwhile, her own family thinks that she is losing her mind. They want Cindy to quit chasing ghosts and return to her hometown, leaving this tragedy behind her. In the end, Cindy gets to the bottom of what really happened. However, you have to be willing to suspend reality in order to believe how this story plays out. Cindy was practically made "junior deputy" by the FBI and given free reign to conduct an investigation with their behind the scenes support. It just wasn't realistic at all. That being said, it was still an okay story. It was quick and entertaining enough. It isn't one that I'll re-read or one that will make a lasting impression. However, it was fine for passing a couple of hours. I liked it, but didn't love it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kylie D

    An enjoyable mystery that sees newlyweds Cindy and Clint honeymooning in Barbados, until Clint drowns in a surfing accident. Grieving widow Cindy refuses to take the official report for granted and starts to question everything, putting herself and those around her in danger. I found Death By Honeymoon to be an easy, quick read, however it had no real substance. A good one for the beach.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bren

    “Finally, there was nothing to fear. The wedding was over, he was hers, and their honeymoon so far was all she’d ever dreamt of. Lying beside him on a blanket on the white Caribbean sands, surrounded by the beauty of the turquoise waters, she exhaled.” ― Jaden Skye, Death By Honeymoon It isn't that this book is bad. Not at all. This is a contemporary mystery. Cindy and Clint are on their honeymoon in Barbados. They are staying at a lovely hotel with the ocean as their backyard. With the smell of J “Finally, there was nothing to fear. The wedding was over, he was hers, and their honeymoon so far was all she’d ever dreamt of. Lying beside him on a blanket on the white Caribbean sands, surrounded by the beauty of the turquoise waters, she exhaled.” ― Jaden Skye, Death By Honeymoon It isn't that this book is bad. Not at all. This is a contemporary mystery. Cindy and Clint are on their honeymoon in Barbados. They are staying at a lovely hotel with the ocean as their backyard. With the smell of Jasmine in the air, the pounding of the surf and the hot sun beating down on them it is a perfect honeymoon. Until it ends in tragedy. SMALL SPOILERS: Clint is killed in a surfing accident(happens in the beginning). Numb and grieving Cindy returns home. And then things start looking different. Like maybe it wasn't an accident after all. I think I maybe getting burnt out on the mystery genre. It has happened to me before, particularly with domestic thrillers. When one reads so many of them, one starts needing them to be really different to be drawn in. And I did like some things here. I LOVED the descriptive writing. I LOVE that writing style where you feel like you are right there. And I liked Cindy. I also loved the spiritual aspect. And the love between Cindy and Clint. But after awhile I saw where this was going. And it became predictable. I think, in my kind of book, the killer would have turned out to be Cindy herself..or someone nobody thought of. Turns out: BIG SPOILER: There is a major cover up going on in Clint's corporation and pretty much everyone in the world is involved. So then it became more about Cindy tracking down the evidence. I got bored honestly. I would call this a perfect three star book. It may work with cozy mystery lovers. Although this is really not cozy it isn't scary either. And it turns out it is part of a series which I did not know before. So, to sum up..I like the writing but not so much where the story went. Not the best read for me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Allie

    I need to stop downloading free ebooks.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    I don't even think I can comment on plot because I can't get over the ERRORS! Did anyone EDIT this? Is the sister ANN or ANNE? Is the old girlfriend Heather KRANE or Heather KANE?? Then we have the improper pronoun usages, the double punctuation, the grammatical errors....SLOPPY SLOPPY SLOPPY. Overall writing style and dialog was juvenile and the amount of errors only added to it feeling like a late night high school creative writing assignment gone wrong. Needless to say, I will not be moving o I don't even think I can comment on plot because I can't get over the ERRORS! Did anyone EDIT this? Is the sister ANN or ANNE? Is the old girlfriend Heather KRANE or Heather KANE?? Then we have the improper pronoun usages, the double punctuation, the grammatical errors....SLOPPY SLOPPY SLOPPY. Overall writing style and dialog was juvenile and the amount of errors only added to it feeling like a late night high school creative writing assignment gone wrong. Needless to say, I will not be moving on to "Book 2" in this series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Colleen Fauchelle

    Most of my books get a 3 star. But there was something about the writting of this book that didn't flow well. So yes only a two star for me.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    'She suddenly realised that it didn't matter. Maybe it wasn't about ever getting over it. It was about finding the truth, getting justice for Clint, stopping worse things from happening. There was no time for self-pity. She had a big job ahead.' (view spoiler)[Plot On the eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their honeymoon when suddenly their married life is cut short. Clint's body is found washed up in the ocean; drowned in a freak surfing accident. The local police close the 'She suddenly realised that it didn't matter. Maybe it wasn't about ever getting over it. It was about finding the truth, getting justice for Clint, stopping worse things from happening. There was no time for self-pity. She had a big job ahead.' (view spoiler)[Plot On the eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their honeymoon when suddenly their married life is cut short. Clint's body is found washed up in the ocean; drowned in a freak surfing accident. The local police close the case and Cindy is left to grieve. Cindy isn't convinced that her husband was killed in an accident. Clint was an experienced surfer; he knew the ocean well. Cindy is determined to unravel the mystery surrounding her husband's death, but soon finds herself and her family in danger. As she investigates, she uncovers secrets about her husband, and realises she didn't know him as well as she thought she did. (hide spoiler)] My thoughts I got this book as a freebie on Amazon for my Kindle, to read as part of a challenge on my Goodreads group. The challenge is to read as many summer-themed books as possible before 10th October, so as this one was free, I thought I'd give it a go. Whilst I enjoyed this book, there was nothing that particularly stood out for me. There was nothing that made this an amazing book, but it was an enjoyable and quick read. I read this in a few days; the plot was fast paced and interesting. I did find myself sucked into the story; as Cindy uncovered more about Clint's death, I really got engrossed in the story and wanted to know what really happened. I did guess the outcome of the book before I finished it, but as it's a mystery book, it's natural for the reader to come to their own conclusions before the end, and this time my guess was right. The ending is made fairly obvious throughout the book, but it was enjoyable watching it all unfold at the end, and knowing that my guess was right. Cindy is a strong character. Of course she's devastated by her husband's death, and all she wants to do is lock herself away from the world. But as she comes to realise that Clint's death may not have been an accident, she's determined to prove her theory and find who's responsible. I really liked this about her; she loved her husband deeply, despite not being together for long before they got married. Their married life was planned and cruelly snatched away from them, and she's very brave to delve into a potentially dangerous situation. The Author This book is the first in The Caribbean Murder series by Jaden Skye. Jaden has also started a Romance series, with the first book, 'A perfect Stranger.'

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rosalie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read this short novel while I was cooped up in bed nursing a very bad cold. This book is a quick and easy read and engrossing enough to keep me turning from page to page. There is a bit of romance in this novel right at the beginning but I think overall I would put it under the suspense shelf. Cindy and Clint (two Americans) go to the eastern part of Barbados for their honeymoon. It is intimated that the eastern area is a rough area and not a popular spot for tourists. As Clint and Cindy love t I read this short novel while I was cooped up in bed nursing a very bad cold. This book is a quick and easy read and engrossing enough to keep me turning from page to page. There is a bit of romance in this novel right at the beginning but I think overall I would put it under the suspense shelf. Cindy and Clint (two Americans) go to the eastern part of Barbados for their honeymoon. It is intimated that the eastern area is a rough area and not a popular spot for tourists. As Clint and Cindy love the ocean and surfing – a passion for Clint, this is an ideal place. They spend their days surfing, enjoying the beach and enjoying each other’s company. It sounds like a perfect honeymoon. Two days before they are due back to the US, tragedy strikes. Cindy finds her husband’s surf board floating in the ocean without him. A search is carried out and two days later a body is found. The police quickly declare it an accident claiming that he was caught by a rip tide while surfing and his head got hit by his surf board. Cindy goes back to the US accompanied by a guy called Henry Greerson, a colleague of Clint, who flew to Barbados when they heard about the accident. Back in the US, the author writes about Cindy’s pain and her hopelessness, something I can empathise with as I too, have lost someone so dear. I kept recalling those days where I didn’t have the will to get up from bed and take a shower but I had to for the sake of my two year old daughter. Without my toddler, I would have probably done what Cindy has done – just stay in bed day and night and refuse to accept visitors in the house. For what good will these visitors do to you? They will try to say consoling words without realising that these same words actually do not help at all. I remember my friends who tried to console me by saying that I have an angel up in heaven. What good does it do to me? None! - For I do not want an angel in heaven but I want my little boy with me here on earth. I keep on hearing my close friends and even my husband saying that ‘it is God’s will’ and it really annoyed me for I am sure that God did not will for my son to undergo such pain for two and a half years. Anyway, back to this novel, in this period of hopelessness, Cindy is helped by her sister Ana who dedicates her time to look after her. She is her rock, which is a blessing considering that she has a useless mother who does not have the time to comfort her daughter in time of need. What sort of mother is that? Then there are her husband’s horrible family to contend with – his parents, sister and repugnant brother-in-law who happens to be a lawyer. Three weeks later, she decides to accept visitors and let her in-laws in her abode. No hugs of comfort from them either - they point their fingers at her as the cause of their son’s death. They want the house that Cindy and Clint bought because according to the parents, they paid the deposit for the house and the deed of the house is under Clint’s name only. On top of that, they want the insurance money that Cindy will be getting. Oh what horrible lot they are! Is that even legal? Have they got the right to question this on court? Cindy starts to question Clint’s death as things do not seem to add up. However, for me, her alarm bells should have started ringing when Clint dis-appeared during those hours when she fell asleep due to her unusual stomach cramps. Clint is an experience surfer and she does not believe that his death was an accident. Her sister’s accident (she borrowed Cindy’s car and crashed it due to tampered brakes) confirms her suspicions that Clint was killed and that whoever killed him wants to kill her too. As she starts to look into Clint’s emails and his work, she begins to realise that the massive oil company, DGB Oil, he works for, might have something to do with his death. Clint has uncovered and written a damning report that could jeopardise this massive company. Another of Clint’s colleague (on his 30s) who knows about Clint’s work also dies suddenly of a questionable heart attack a few days after Cindy made contact with him. There was a race to find this written report that seemed to dis-appear without a trace. Her house ransacked, and Clint’s computers taken away as well as boxes of his work, it is obvious that is has something to do with this report. Luckily Cindy found a copy of the report saved on an external drive and goes to see the FBI. This is the point where it gets frustrating because she did not get some sort of assistance from them. She is told that the evidence she brought is not enough! She is advised to go back to Barbados, gather some evidence and get a copy of the coroner’s report! What the heck!! Why send a helpless, grieving woman back to the crime scene, on her own? Surely the FBI can send their own people to do the investigating. Thought this was a weak plot but I guess Cindy has to do all the digging otherwise she won’t come up the hero in this novel :-) So anyway, Cindy flies back to Barbados and stays in the same room where she stayed in her honeymoon. As I mentioned earlier, I put this novel under the suspense shelf but there is not really enough suspense in this novel as I can easily predict what is going to happen next. Cindy is able to easily get hold of the real report from the coroner which confirms her suspicions. The only thrilling part in this novel is when Cindy is on the motorbike and being chased by two police cars, driving along sugar canes and heading towards the US embassy and there and then, this little thrill came to an abrupt end. I was sorely dis-appointed. Cindy flies back to the US and as she steps out of the plane, she is met by a throng of photographers and reporters as news has spread of what she has uncovered. Henry Greerson, I have mentioned his name at the beginning has been arrested, but I really do not have a clue what he has done as the author did not build up his character. My main misgiving is - it has not been made clear what Clint has uncovered. I keep on thinking about Darby Shaw on the Pelican Brief and Erin Brockovich and hoping that the plot would go in this direction but to my dis-appointment it ended a sudden death the moment the suspense should have started. Cindy became an instant hero and everything is forgiven by her in laws. Then the story moves on with a hint that she will be doing another ‘digging out’ in the Caribbean for someone called Helene. There is Series 2 to follow from this but having felt cheated (I didn’t have that satisfied feeling after reading this book), I’m not too sure if I should get a copy of the next instalment. However, having written some negative comments about the plot, there are some good elements in this novel, which enable me to hang on to it from beginning to end. If you are looking for a light read with a bit of suspense, you could try this book, just do not expect something that requires you to become detective as it would never happen. I got it free in Amazon Kindle and I must say it helped me during those times I was cooped up in bed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    oh my heavens, this was so bad. Ther heroine is perfect and her (dead) husband is a saint. All the good guys, men and women, are perfect and the bad guys are total assholes. The heroine is what the website Smart Bitches, Trashy Books call TSTL, too stupid to live. But live she does and solves the mystery of why her husband died. I skipped to be he last chapter to save my sanity. Thank heavens audible allows you to return books you don't like. I don't know how the narrator, who did a very good jo oh my heavens, this was so bad. Ther heroine is perfect and her (dead) husband is a saint. All the good guys, men and women, are perfect and the bad guys are total assholes. The heroine is what the website Smart Bitches, Trashy Books call TSTL, too stupid to live. But live she does and solves the mystery of why her husband died. I skipped to be he last chapter to save my sanity. Thank heavens audible allows you to return books you don't like. I don't know how the narrator, who did a very good job with poor material, could get through this without gagging. I hope the rest of the series is better but I won't be there to read or hear it. Life is too short to drink bad tea, or read a book you don't like.

  10. 4 out of 5

    A

    Definitely not for the more discerning reader, but if there's a market out there for this kind of thing, all good wishes to Jaden Skye. I gave this book a go on the back of a promotion because the blurb seemed quite promising. Sadly, I found the writing very weak and, as others have noted, well-sprinkled with errors. Never mind those, though, I can forgive them if the story is good. It isn't. The plot was almost non-existent and absurdly implausible, the characters poorly developed or analysed at Definitely not for the more discerning reader, but if there's a market out there for this kind of thing, all good wishes to Jaden Skye. I gave this book a go on the back of a promotion because the blurb seemed quite promising. Sadly, I found the writing very weak and, as others have noted, well-sprinkled with errors. Never mind those, though, I can forgive them if the story is good. It isn't. The plot was almost non-existent and absurdly implausible, the characters poorly developed or analysed at nauseating length in the wake of the saint's (sorry, husband's) death. The whole thing was juvenile and poorly executed. Definitely try a few pages before you buy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Good plot but poorly carried out. I felt too much was spent on how upset the main character was over her lost and her therories of how her husband was killed. And once she seemed to finally dig into her therories, she solved the case in like 2 pages.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    This book captivated me. I got wrapped up in it mostly because of the way the main characters in-laws treated her, I was rooting for her to win. This was most definitely a page turner. Looking forward to reading the second book in the series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    You win some, you lose some. This free book wasn't worth the price of having to read it!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    Kind of an awful book. Maybe awful is harsh but, I guess I just expect more from books than this one delivered. None of the characters develop or change. The protagonists in-laws are just awful human beings without any real clear explanation about why. And why was it that no one thought the protag and her husband should be married? Perhaps these questions are answered in later books? Dunno - I won't be reading them. Still, this book wasn't totally awful. It was your basic, classic, textbook myste Kind of an awful book. Maybe awful is harsh but, I guess I just expect more from books than this one delivered. None of the characters develop or change. The protagonists in-laws are just awful human beings without any real clear explanation about why. And why was it that no one thought the protag and her husband should be married? Perhaps these questions are answered in later books? Dunno - I won't be reading them. Still, this book wasn't totally awful. It was your basic, classic, textbook mystery with few twists or turns to confuse you. If you've got a younger reader, maybe a tween, this is a good way to introduce them to the murder mystery genre.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Funk

    "Death By Honeymoon" by Jaden Skye is a short novel with a great storyline. Cindy's husband Clint dies on their honeymoon in Barbados. Cindy is mourning over the lost, when she comes to believe that his death was no accident. Of course no one believed her, not even her sister Anne. But when Anne realizes that Cindy is being sabotaged, Anne looks at Clint's death in a different way. "Death By Honeymoon" is a great quick read. It is a fun, short novel that keeps you wanting to read more. This boo "Death By Honeymoon" by Jaden Skye is a short novel with a great storyline. Cindy's husband Clint dies on their honeymoon in Barbados. Cindy is mourning over the lost, when she comes to believe that his death was no accident. Of course no one believed her, not even her sister Anne. But when Anne realizes that Cindy is being sabotaged, Anne looks at Clint's death in a different way. "Death By Honeymoon" is a great quick read. It is a fun, short novel that keeps you wanting to read more. This book is a mystery about love and lost. I really enjoyed reading the book. It was sure a page turner.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Short book, fast read - done in just over an hour. It could have been developed much better. There were many pieces of the story that should have been fleshed out or not included (why the best man didn't want them to marry, for example). Also, a lot more editing needed to be done.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rikkianne Walker

    This book was amazing! I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

    Death by Honeymoon - a review by Rosemary Kenny Cindy and Clint are newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon in Barbados, when Clint disappears and his body is washed up on the beach where Cindy finds it. Distraught she returns home to the increased dislike and blame of her hostile in-laws. Soon afterwards Cindy gets something in the mail that rocks her world on its foundations - how will she ever cope with this new development - or the fact her husband's untimely death may not be all it appears? What w Death by Honeymoon - a review by Rosemary Kenny Cindy and Clint are newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon in Barbados, when Clint disappears and his body is washed up on the beach where Cindy finds it. Distraught she returns home to the increased dislike and blame of her hostile in-laws. Soon afterwards Cindy gets something in the mail that rocks her world on its foundations - how will she ever cope with this new development - or the fact her husband's untimely death may not be all it appears? What was in the envelope Cindy received after returning home? Why is Greg Hamden murdered after meeting Cindy? What did he tell her? What does Cindy find in Clint's safe? What is the Tearwell Project and what role did Clint play in it? Who is Heather Kane? What proof does Cindy get from the coroner's office about Clint's death? Jaden Skye writes a nerve-tingling tense thriller that fully engages the reader from start to finish, with its list of suspects and variety of possible scenarios for Clint's death and its thorough investigation of Cindy's personality and emotional journey on her quest for the truth. A real winner!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    In Jaden Skye's Death by Honeymoon, the first installment in the Caribbean Murder Mystery series, this novel will knock you over like an undercurrent in a riptide. For Cindy Blaine, she thought she had married the man of her dreams. But during her honeymoon in the Barbados, things went wrong. After she had taken a nap, she discovered Clint's dead body washed away on the shore. Devastated by her grief, she returned home for his burial in New York and didn't believe it was an "accident" either. At In Jaden Skye's Death by Honeymoon, the first installment in the Caribbean Murder Mystery series, this novel will knock you over like an undercurrent in a riptide. For Cindy Blaine, she thought she had married the man of her dreams. But during her honeymoon in the Barbados, things went wrong. After she had taken a nap, she discovered Clint's dead body washed away on the shore. Devastated by her grief, she returned home for his burial in New York and didn't believe it was an "accident" either. At first, her in-laws had given her a hard time and put the pressure on her to move. But as Cindy dug deeper to the truth, things got a little hairy when her sister was in a car accident. More than ever, she's convinced that it was meant for her and looked for answers and searched for clues to discover more on Client's life. What shocked her was how hard-pressed his former co-workers wanted to buy her silence and keep things mum. When she turned to a closest ally to her late husband, things do get heated when he turned up dead. Now she would seek help from the FBI and get down to the truth to the scene of the crime to seek out justice and get closure for her and her family.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Absurdism? Maybe I am not privy to the joke the author is playing, but the number of people who rated this book 4 or 5 stars must be in on one that I am not. Two-dimensional characters, including a heroine that might have been good in the author's head but failed to execute in writing. A thin story that only makes sense if you MAKE it make sense for yourself. Most (80% or more) has nothing to do with Barbados, so the murder may have happened in the Caribbean but nothing else really did. Without reser Absurdism? Maybe I am not privy to the joke the author is playing, but the number of people who rated this book 4 or 5 stars must be in on one that I am not. Two-dimensional characters, including a heroine that might have been good in the author's head but failed to execute in writing. A thin story that only makes sense if you MAKE it make sense for yourself. Most (80% or more) has nothing to do with Barbados, so the murder may have happened in the Caribbean but nothing else really did. Without reservation, SKIP THIS BOOK

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anita Peacock

    Kind of lame story Not much character development. Very short and predictable. Not very suspenseful. Story was not developed enough to care about the characters. Glad it was free..

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl Ann

    This was an interesting book. I was surprised at the end that is for sure. Lots of mystery and murder. I felt sorry for the young bride that didn't know what she was getting herself into.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jaidis Shaw

    Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye is a mystery about love and loss. Cindy and Clint finally have what they want; married and ready to start their lives together, much to the disappointment of his family and friends. Heading to Barbados for their dream honeymoon, Cindy wants nothing more then to enjoy her husband's company. So when Cindy suddenly falls ill and stays in the room for a nap, the last thing she expected was to never see her husband again. Several weeks after Cindy is left widowed, she Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye is a mystery about love and loss. Cindy and Clint finally have what they want; married and ready to start their lives together, much to the disappointment of his family and friends. Heading to Barbados for their dream honeymoon, Cindy wants nothing more then to enjoy her husband's company. So when Cindy suddenly falls ill and stays in the room for a nap, the last thing she expected was to never see her husband again. Several weeks after Cindy is left widowed, she starts trying to make peace with what has happened and move on. But while going through some of Clint's belongings she realizes that not everything is what it appeared. She knows that what happened to Clint was not an accident and she has to solve the mystery before she meets the same fate. Death by Honeymoon starts out well. I felt for Cindy and the pain that she was going through. Her heartache and actions were believable. As the story progressed, I found the emotion weakening and the story shifted into a somewhat predictable pattern. I felt as though the truth came out and was accepted a little to easily by all parties involved. Though I am curious to see if the author's writing style has evolved for book two in this series, I probably won't be in a rush to read it. If you are looking for a quick and easy mystery that contains little suspense, consider giving Death by Honeymoon a try. Even though I found this to be just an okay story, you may feel differently and enjoy it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Kline

    Wow. I feel like I just got done reading someone's first draft. This had the potential to be a decent idea, but in its current form just wasn't able to get anywhere near there. As much as I tried to find a reason to round this up to a two star, considering I'd just given a far superior book a two star, I just couldn't do it. So many errors. I know that no one is exempt from mistakes, but this finished product led me to believe that this wasn't even read through before it was published. Spell chec Wow. I feel like I just got done reading someone's first draft. This had the potential to be a decent idea, but in its current form just wasn't able to get anywhere near there. As much as I tried to find a reason to round this up to a two star, considering I'd just given a far superior book a two star, I just couldn't do it. So many errors. I know that no one is exempt from mistakes, but this finished product led me to believe that this wasn't even read through before it was published. Spell check is not enough. Plot development was also an issue. For the first three quarters of the book, it was very slow moving and not much happened. Then, all of a sudden, the storyline was neatly wrapped up. There needed to be much less exposition in the beginning and much more movement forward. Even with all the flashbacks, I never felt connected with any of the characters. We never really understood why Clint's family was so hostile towards Cindy. And personally, I didn't care either way. Clint wasn't really ever in the book alive, only in memories, and I didn't really feel like he was more than just a caricature of the perfect, loving husband. It was short. And it was free to me to read. And those are the best points I can make. This author has several books in this series, but with how it starts out, it is a definite turn off and I won't be looking for more. It doesn't appear as though the subsequent books are written with any better technique.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Scot

    Nice setting for an exotic murder story, but very weak writing and rife with errors desperately in need of editing. I would encourage the author, when at the rough draft stage, to check and make sure general points are not repeated again and again as if they are new information. Try to flush out your characters more so we start to care one way or the other about them--at least the main ones, please. More specific details and description might have helped the basic plot idea--which had promise--i Nice setting for an exotic murder story, but very weak writing and rife with errors desperately in need of editing. I would encourage the author, when at the rough draft stage, to check and make sure general points are not repeated again and again as if they are new information. Try to flush out your characters more so we start to care one way or the other about them--at least the main ones, please. More specific details and description might have helped the basic plot idea--which had promise--it is the execution (not of the victim but of the creation of the novel) that needs a lot more work. When I read books like this and then se that there are already three completed in the series, I sometimes wonder if more people shouldn't recommend to first time authors they 1) get an editor 2) take the novel through several drafts and 3) wait to get feedback on the first novel that might possibly help in the creation of subsequent ones.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tara Chevrestt

    Imagine getting married to the man of your dreams, traveling to Barbados for your honeymoon, surfing and enjoying the beach by day, making love all night, and somewhere in that first week, your new husband is murdered. This is what happens to Cindy. Someone kills her husband Clint in Barbados. The authorities say it was an accident, blame it on a riptide, but Cindy suspects it was foul play. So, who wanted her husband dead? She heads back to the States and begins to suspect her in-laws-from-Hell. Imagine getting married to the man of your dreams, traveling to Barbados for your honeymoon, surfing and enjoying the beach by day, making love all night, and somewhere in that first week, your new husband is murdered. This is what happens to Cindy. Someone kills her husband Clint in Barbados. The authorities say it was an accident, blame it on a riptide, but Cindy suspects it was foul play. So, who wanted her husband dead? She heads back to the States and begins to suspect her in-laws-from-Hell... To read full review, please click on the link: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2011/...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    This book had the potential to be an excellent read; the overall plot was good, however the characters lacked essence and for that reason I found it hard to empathise or establish any sort of emotion towards any of them. The grammatical errors were in abundance which also added to my disappointment - if the author could not be bothered to have it proofread with due care and attention prior to having it published, why should the intended audience take the time to read it? At the start of this boo This book had the potential to be an excellent read; the overall plot was good, however the characters lacked essence and for that reason I found it hard to empathise or establish any sort of emotion towards any of them. The grammatical errors were in abundance which also added to my disappointment - if the author could not be bothered to have it proofread with due care and attention prior to having it published, why should the intended audience take the time to read it? At the start of this book my intention was to complete the whole series, I'd rather not waste my valuable time. Jaden Skye would benefit from taking an advanced course in creative writing.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    2.5 stars. I read this book in one sitting. I don't know if it would be considered a Cozy Mystery or not. This may sound strange, but I liked this book because it was a quick read, and I didn't have to give it much thought. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who loves a great classic mystery (like Dorothy Sayers of Agatha Christie), or a good contemporary (like Louise Penny or Robert Galbraith). Cindy and Clint are on their honeymoon in Barbados and having wonderful time, until the last day of 2.5 stars. I read this book in one sitting. I don't know if it would be considered a Cozy Mystery or not. This may sound strange, but I liked this book because it was a quick read, and I didn't have to give it much thought. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who loves a great classic mystery (like Dorothy Sayers of Agatha Christie), or a good contemporary (like Louise Penny or Robert Galbraith). Cindy and Clint are on their honeymoon in Barbados and having wonderful time, until the last day of their trip Clint goes surfing, and he isn't seen again until he washes up on the shore, dead.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Martine

    Easy read (short book - only 128 pages or so) Almost as soon as the book starts the character gets killed. Kind of started off fast - no waste of time describing the honeymoon they were on and the stuff they did or character descriptions (such as physical descriptions or personality)...author kind of skipped that part altogether to get right down to the murder and it's aftermath, and solving the murder....

  30. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    Widowed while on her honeymoon, Cindy doesn't believe her husband's death an accident. Her husband's family believes she had something to do with it, and events that happen to others - that should have happened to her - encourage her to pursue the truth. It was a quick read, and definitely interesting enough to keep my attention. It wasn't great (not 'on the edge of my seat'), but I wanted to keep going listening to it rather than sleep, work, etc.

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