Suzy Approved Blog Tour Review: Ashes In Coconut by Bo Kearns

Posted 17 June, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Suzy Approved Blog Tour Review: Ashes In Coconut by Bo Kearns
Title: Ashes in a Coconut
Author: Bo Kearns
Published by Moonshine Cove Publishing
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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Rating: four-stars

To save her marriage, Laura Harrison accompanies her husband Jack to Indonesia where he is to take over as president of troubled bank; but when her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.

Laura expects their new home in Jakarta to be a romantic hideaway like something out of a classic Bogart movie. Instead she walks into a house of horrors. White sheets cover Gothic furnishings, and black garments hang in the closets. It’s as if the former occupants had fled from some danger. Despite feelings of doom, Laura is determined to make things work. At the local market she’s appalled to see a baby orangutan for sale, its mother having been killer by loggers. She resolves to save the endangered primates and their rainforest habitat. As Laura attempts to grow closer to her husband, they become at odds over his shady business dealings. And when his secrets and life of lies are revealed, Laura finds herself alone and responsible for her own destiny.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Wow! What a debut novel! Kearns has talent, that’s for sure! I really wasn’t sure what I would think of this novel, honestly, but I was quite surprised. The romance and suspenseful elements of the story are portrayed well within the pages of the book. And the characters truly come to life for the reader.

I loved the portrayal of Laura and Jack. Laura wanted to save her marriage, and like any woman wanting to do that, would do anything to save it, so she followed her husband to Indonesia, and that’s where the page turning, gripping story line truly starts. There is romance blended with suspense and the reader is taken on an interesting roller coaster ride.

If you want a book that will grip you instantly, make you fall in love with characters and keep you hooked until the last page is reach, then Kearns has the perfect book for you. It’s 4 star worthy, and definitely one I will read again, and be recommending to others! Hats off to Kearns for a great debut!

About Bo Kearns

Bo Kearns, journalist and writer of fiction, is the author of Ashes in a Coconut, a suspense novel set in Indonesia, where he lived for three years. He is a feature writer with NorthBay biz magazine and the Sonoma Index-Tribune newspaper. His short stories have won awards—First Prize- Napa Valley writing contest, Honorable Mention-Glimmer Train Fiction Open competition, Finalist- Redwood Writers On the Edge genre competition. Other works have been published in the annual California Writers Club Literary Review, Napa Valley Writers First Press, The Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine and Sonoma: Stories of a Region and Its People. He is a UC Naturalist, beekeeper, avid hiker and active supporter of conservation causes. He lives in the wine country of Sonoma with his wife and rescue dog Jake.

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