Seattle Detective Marcus Brace is falling apart, both professionally and personally. But a brutal murder and a phone call from family long-forgotten force Marcus to face everything he's been running from and consider how sins from the past haunt those in the present. With those closest to him targeted, Marcus is on a race to find not just a killer but also pieces of a famiSeattle Detective Marcus Brace is falling apart, both professionally and personally. But a brutal murder and a phone call from family long-forgotten force Marcus to face everything he's been running from and consider how sins from the past haunt those in the present. With those closest to him targeted, Marcus is on a race to find not just a killer but also pieces of a family mystery that no one wants to acknowledge. "Linder has a hit. Ghost Music is all-compelling and impossible to put down. A master at storytelling, Linder weaves a tale of intrigue and suspense that will keep readers up all night ...Add the fast-paced plot and the climactic surprise ending, and Ghost Music should be at the top of your must-read list." -Holli Castillo author of Gumbo Justice and Jambalaya Justice "Patrick Linder nails this amazing story." -C.L. Swinney, author of the Bill Dix series and current homicide/narcotics detective. "Linder's murder mystery cuts deep from the first page and there's no release until the final chapter." -Stephen L. Brayton, author of Alpha "Ghost Music is a surefire hit." -John M. Wills, author of The Year Without Christmas: A Novel...
|Title||:||Ghost Music (A Marcus Brace Mystery)|
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Ghost Music (A Marcus Brace Mystery) Reviews
Had to read this quickly as the author was going to be at a wine tasting event and I wanted to be know what I was talking about. Went into the book knowing no more than that and was pleasantly surprised to find a locally set quick paced mystery. And it looked like Patrick Linder was selling out at the wine tasting!
I loved just about every second of this book. My favorite thing about it besides the story line is the vast amount of detail and thought put into every moment. I was easily able to picture everything in my head while reading. Defiantly will read it again!
Ghost Music is a two-for-one murder mystery that finds Detective Marcus Brace of the Seattle Police Department conducting an investigation of a brutal murder near Seattle’s Pike Place Market just as he receives news that Mr. Brey, his boyhood father figure, has died. Returning to his Kansas hometown for the funeral, he discovers not only that Mr. Brey has already been cremated but that he has also fallen victim to murder himself, one that Brace is determined to solve as well.Complicating matters further, the recently divorced Brace has just been temporarily partnered on his Seattle case with Detective Ashlynn Rivers, whose “forbidden fruit” proves to be a distracting temptation for him. “They called to me, and scared me, with their intensity. A contagious desperation sparkled in them, infecting me with its combination of hunger and hurt. I felt something smoldering in the spaces between, waiting to erupt and burn us, leaving only scorched ground where we once stood.” If things don’t work out with his day job, Detective Brace can always find work writing romance novels.To add to his complicated relationships, Brace also tries to reconcile with his natural father while he’s in Kansas, a man who abandoned him when Brace was still in his teens. Author Patrick Linder perfectly captures the awkwardness of their conversation as they try to find some semblance of their former relationship after decades of estrangement. “It sounded rehearsed. Not necessarily like something he had practiced in front of the mirror but like something he had once said to someone else and had received a favorable response. A joke he had told before and now told again. Not like a craftsman does, to hone his timing or his delivery, but as a conversational crutch for a man fundamentally handicapped in that area of his life.”Ghost Music has enough mysteries and plot twists to keep you guessing until the final page and the scenes between Detective Brace and his fellow investigators are equally engrossing as any in Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels. And with Bosch now facing retirement in a couple more years, fans of this genre will find Detective Marcus Brace to be a worthy successor to their reading list.In compliance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
So many great thing about this book, but the one I want to lead off with is the fact that it is based in Seattle. I love anything that can bring me mentally back to where my heart resides. I can envision everything from the damp, dank, dark Seattle days to the trip Detective Brace takes to Puyallup. Thank you, Mr. Linder, for gifting me an ARC copy that held a greater gift within.Broken.. from youth to adulthood, and constantly left abandoned, Det. Brace finds himself in a whirlwind of raw sexual attraction to another Detective in his precinct, battling "Right-Way" a straight as an arrow partner who does everything by the books, and neck deep in a murder investigation that seems to have him targeted in the eye of this storm brewing.His fostered/surrogate family is targeted. His ex-wife is targeted. He is targeted. Hell, even his dog is targeted. He has to figure out how to make work and personal life mesh to solve this serial killer's spree. Hopefully, by the end of the case, not only will he prove himself worthy again, but gain back is feeling of worthiness. This case finds him digging into his past, his family's past, in hopes to regain his future.Everything about this book, from the aesthetically pleasing cover to how well written the novel itself was, makes it the perfect crime novel. If I was working on a 5 star rating system here at Haunted Book Case, I'd give this novel 50. I definitely look forward to anything further this author puts out. He's a fantastic writer.Very impressive with how he structures the story around you.
Ghost Music is fast paced psychological thriller/mystery. It starts with a bang and races along as the hero Marcus Brace risks everything to solve a murder case and learn about himself. It’s hard to mention points in this complicated plot without giving away clues, but be assured there’s just the right amount of sex too.This book isn’t about supernatural beings; it’s more profound. Ghost music is the voices all of us, at least those of us who are ever introspective, hear and perhaps fear. You’ll be fascinated by the voices in this book because they will make you think of your own voices. One of the lovely parts of Ghost Music is the description of Seattle and of the Kansas plains. The author captures the feel and mood of those locations perfectly.
I won this book in a giveaway and it was also my first introduction to the psychological thriller/ mystery genre. I loved the gritty Seattle setting and the characters and plot were okay too however, this book wasn't as enthralling as I had hoped. Still a decent book overall and worth picking up if you're in the mood for modest mystery novel.
Patrick Linder creates a hard-nosed gumshoe in his novel, Ghost Music. But the real protagonist in this well-crafted story is the author’s writing style. Mr. Linder’s effortless prose allows the readers to see and feel each detail in every chapter, almost as if being part of the story themselves. Ghost Music is a surefire hit. John M. Wills, Author of The Year Without Christmas: A Novel
This is a must read for anyone, especially those who like to be on the edge of their seats until the end. It's fast paced and has a fantastic surprise ending, and it keeps your heart racing.