#NewBook: A Death at the Inn by Joan Hall @JoanHallWrites #suspense #thriller #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well.

Today, I’m delighted to announce the release of the seventh book in the Harbor Pointe Series: A Death at the Inn. I’ve read every novella in the series, and I love them all! You can find the series HERE.Β 

My Review:


A Death at the Inn by Joan Hall book coverA surreal weekend. Four people, all with a common connection, coming together without one another’s knowledge. And death lurks in the dark.

β€˜Daryl Warren glanced at the clock, drained the last drop of bourbon from his glass, then signalled the bartender. β€œAnother, please.” He promised himself not to get drunk. He’d wait until the weekend for that.’ … From this intriguing opening line, the author leads us through the deftly woven threads of various characters, who each gravitate to the Harbor Pointe Inn. What they don’t know is that they’re all headed to the same destination, at the same time, and for the same reason: A death at the Inn.

True to life characters with complex dialogue and interactions, together with vivid scenery, all come together to make this a compelling and memorable read. Deftly, the author inserts subtle hints and red herrings, which produce excellent foreshadowing.

The tension builds gradually and keeps the reader gripped, and then grabs you by the throat with a sudden surge of suspense, as evidenced by the following line β€¦Β β€˜If she could keep him talking long enough, maybe Daryl or the others would come upstairs.’ Will she make it?

Then there are the truisms and believable human reactions β€¦Β β€˜None of us can live our lives based on β€˜what ifs.’ ‘

If you like a good, cosy mystery/thriller, then you’ll love this read. Go and buy this book! As you may have guessed,Β A Death at the Inn gets five stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS:Β I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER β€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! β€” An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS β€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA β€”Lots of issues with this book.

Universal Purchase Link for A Death at the Inn: https://mybook.to/ADeathattheInn 😊

34 Comments on “#NewBook: A Death at the Inn by Joan Hall @JoanHallWrites #suspense #thriller #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

  1. A great review for Joan’s book, Harmony. I’m seeing great reviews for all these books in the series and looking forward to reading them all. <3

    • They are all getting so much excellent feedback! Thanks, Debby πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  2. I love your review, Harmony! This was such a fun ‘whodunit’ story! Congratulations to Joan!

  3. Congratulations, Joan! You’ve another great review for your wonderful novella. Thank you, Harmony, for sharing it with us. Like you, I very much enjoyed Joan’s book. Now I look forward to yours! 😊

    • Fantastic and huge thanks, Gwen! Hugs and all the best for 2024 πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  4. Congratulations to Joan for the new release and thank you for the great review. I wish you and yours a lovely 2024 with nothing but joy, good health, and countless blessings!

    • Thanks so much, Nicholas. I wish the same for you and your family! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  5. A fantastic review, Harmony. I loved this book as well.
    Joan did a great job of building suspense and mystery in this fantastic tale!

    • That’s so fantastic, Yvi! Thanks so much. Happy new year! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you for that wonderful review, Harmony! I can’t believe release day is finally here. We’ve almost made it to the end of the series. πŸ™‚

    • I can’t believe how near we are now to the final book! What a fun journey, and yours is a well deserved review. All the best for 2024, Joan. Hugs πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    • Yay! I’m thrilled you’re loving the series, Jacqui. Hugs πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    • Fantastic, Kymber! Thanks so much. all the best for 2024 πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  7. Book Seven is here! Excellent review, Harmony. I enjoyed the book immensely, and now I’m looking forward to the grand finale – yours! Congrats to Joan, and wishing you both a fabulous 2024!

    • Thanks so very much, Diana! Wishing you a fabulous 2024 too. Hugs πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  8. Happy New Year, Harmony!

    So nice to see Joan’s book here as we celebrate her release. Wishing her all the best. And you’re (at long last) NEXT! Yay!

    • Yay! Yep, this series has been absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much, Staci. All the best for 2024 πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  9. I’m excited to hear you loved this book, Harmony. It’s not quite January 2nd as I type this here in the States, so I have to wait one more day to pick it up. I’m looking forward to reading it!

    • That’s fantastic, Priscilla. Happy reading! All the best for 2024 πŸ’•πŸ™‚