Breathless by Alex Morgan #LGBT #Review

Tracy reviews Alex Morgan’s ‘Breathless’ (Corey Shaw Mystery 1). (The book was published by the author on May 20th 2014, 160 pgs aprox Third Addition).

Why I read this book: The reason I read this book was because it had a lot going for it, mystery, cops, thriller and BDSM.

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The body of a man is found as Provincetown prepares for Mates weekend, a popular leather gathering. Corey thinks a BDSM scene went past its extreme limit. He tours the town’s dark dungeons, looking for a murderer preying on young men. Can Corey find him before becoming a victim to the ultimate BDSM fantasy of execution?

Excerpt:

“All of the victims were killed in the same manner, in cities where a major leather event was being held,” Corey said.

“And you think that this maniac is here in Provincetown?”

“You saw the body yourself, Chief.”

“But none of the others.”

“You will very shortly.”

“What do you mean?” Chief Stewart said in surprise.

“The files from those cases are being emailed to all communities involved to each other,” Corey answered. “You’ll be able to make your own conclusions. Please ask Agent Seger to forward anything she finds back to them.”

Chief Stewart began to grasp the scope of the crime. “Any connections between the victims?”

“So far, none that we can tell,” Corey sighed. “They were all young men from around the country, just visiting leather events.”

“San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Washington, DC are all huge compared to Provincetown. They always have hundreds of events going on all the time. Can they say for certain that those guys were in those cities for those events?”

“In a couple of the cases, surviving relatives knew what their kin were up to, attending a leather gathering. Unfortunately some of the men were closeted, it seems, and the families had no idea where their family members went. It was only after the death that the relations realized there was a part of him they had never expected. In the two cases where the victim has not been identified, not counting ours, it’s theorized that he was so far in the closet, he gave his family and friends no clue to where he was going, so they have no idea where to start looking for him.”

“Or,” Chief Stewart held up a finger. “The family knows where he went but so disapproved of their man’s lifestyle that they don’t care if he’s missing. It doesn’t matter to them if he’s dead, as long as he’s not bugging them anymore.”

Corey nodded throughout the chief’s hypothesis. “Sad but very possibly true.”

Review

My review – 10/10 Pots of Gold

Pot Of Gold 10SpecialThe cover and title of this book are perfect, this is the type of cover that draws me in to buy the book.

I found myself very fascinated with the whole plot. We have a Physic Cop, mystery, murder and BDSM. I loved the way the author potrayed the Physic Cop and how his powers work. I found the book very cleverly written, nothing over shadows the other and takes over the story line.

The beginning we are slowly drawn into Corey’s world as a cop. Once we get to where the murder took place the plot gets really interesting. A dead guy who looks like he has been tortured, or is it BDSM to the extreme. When another dead guy is found in the same town with similar injuries, the plot thickens. I could not put this book down, I wanted to know who the murderer was and why they were killing gay guys.

Did this book fulfill all my expectations? The answer to that is yes and more. I can’t wait to read more in this series.

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AuthorBio

Alex Morgan was born and raised in western Oklahoma where he attended college and majored in chemistry and mathematics. Later, he moved to the Dallas area where he obtained his master’s degree and then a doctorate in analytical chemistry. He now lives in Baltimore.
He is an avid reader, particularly mysteries, since being introduced to the Hardy Boys in grade school. After reading his first Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express, in junior high, mysteries have been one of his biggest enjoyments. He has always enjoyed reading comic books and loves the super-hero genre just as much.
Combining these two concepts, he has written two mystery novels prior to “Breathless”, in which he introduced gay, paranormal sleuth Corey Shaw. He is also the author of several gay erotica short stories published by loveyoudivine Alterotica.

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This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉

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