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Death By Honeymoon (Caribbean Murder #1)

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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...more
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Published April 15th 2011 by Jaden Skye (first published April 7th 2011)
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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...more
'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.'

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Angela White
An interesting plot that never seemed to get off the ground. While billed as a mystery, the suspense to which I'm accustomed in this genre never materialized until the motorbike scene at the very end. I kept waiting for plot twists and turns, which were never forthcoming.

With respect to the characters, none is fully developed, including the main protagonist. What's the significance of her father's death? Why such a quick relationship and wedding? Why was his family dysfunctional, bordering on cu...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
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...more
Joyce McKune
Cindy's husband was killed on their honeymoon. She didn't believe it was an accident like all the reports said especially when her sister was hurt when the brakes on her (Cindy's) car failed. They'd been tampered with and after she spoke to one of Clint's former co-workers he was found dead of a supposed heart attach!
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...more
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...more
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....more
Stupidest book I have ever read, it just showed up on my kobo books and I could't remember downloading it, pretty sure it was free and I know why, don't waste an evening on this dribble. Fast read so you you want to kill a couple of hours
Death by Honeymoon is a mystery and romance and is the first in the Caribbean Mystery series by Jaden Skye. It is a great book.
Despite vociferous objections by Clint’s family, Cindy and Clint are finally married and on their honeymoon on the East side of Barbados. This is the side of the island that is the most dangerous but it also has the best water for surfing which Clint loves. They are having a wonderful time snorkeling, surfing, and just plain enjoying Barbados. One day, Cindy gets really...more
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...more
P S Karr
This is an awesome paced and interesting..

Just wish there were fewer editing errors.

Cindy and Clint have been married against the wishes of his family. The family does not approve and they make it clear to Cindy. So she is feeling a bit euphoric after a fantastic wedding on her way to honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Barbados. She feels she has defied the world and everyone who was against her. Idyllic days are spent walking on the beach, surfing, and enjoying the island cuisine...more
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.
The story was good enough, but the ending left some to be desired. It seemed to just end, and magically start leading into a new story. Good if you want to follow the series, not so good if you just want a book to read.
Melissa Hayes
I could not look past the poor grammar, typos and crappy writing to enjoy the story with the perfect setting. I have to admit though, I read through all three since I had downloaded them to my kindle.
Allie Stoller
I need to stop downloading free ebooks.
Annie Johnson
I love this book! So interesting!
The story opens with Cindy trying to deal with the devastating loss of her husband, who died on their honeymoon in Barbados. Cindy's loss is even more devastating in the face of the obstacles she and Clint had to overcome to get married (his family did not approve, to put it mildly) and her extremely small support system (even though a lot of people came to visit in the days right after Clint's death, the only person looking out for Cindy was her sister, Ann.) It's an extremely somber opening.

Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye packs a punch. This novel is short in length but contains good writing, a great story line, and interesting characters. The premise is that Cindy's husband Clint dies under tragic yet mysterious circumstances during their honeymoon on Barbados. Cindy is bereft over Clint's death and eventually comes to believe that his accidental death was anything but accidental. Of course no one believes her, including her sister Ann. Until Ann drives Cindy's car to run errands...more
Death by Honeymoon by Jaden Skye is a light mystery, full of love and longing, with scenes from the beautiful island of Barbados. She does a great job of building a love story, and then takes us to the shattered life of Cindy, a young woman now looking for answers.

On the beautiful West side of Barbados, Cindy and Clint cement their love, their honeymoon is in just the perfect spot. The West side of the island so infrequently used by tourists is the very draw, Clint is an experienced surfer, and...more
Sophia F
Death by Honeymoon is a mystery book about Cindy and her husband, Clint, going to Barbados for their honeymoon. However when they are in Barbados, Clint is killed surfing, which shocks Cindy because he is a very skilled surfer. Cindy is devastated and she goes back to life without Clint. The police said his death was accidental but Cindy thinks someone could’ve murdered Clint. As the book goes on, Cindy’s gets more evidence for her theory, such as her car breaks were tampered with and she finds...more
David King
Review originally posted on my blog :

When I was asked to read this novel I wasn't very sure if I should as it was described as a Romance novel and this is probably the one genre I usually try to avoid. However, the description also implied that a little bit of mystery was involved and therefore I decided to bite the bullet and give this novel a try. After reading it, I have decided that I still have no actual intention of searching out books like this to read...more
This is another self-published book that should have never been offered for sale. It is very amateurishly written and filled with grammatical and structural errors. The writing style and word choices seem to be those of a thirteen-year-old. The plot development is minimal, and the dialogue is extremely stilted and unnatural. It would take a lot of revising and editing to make this book worth the time to read - I abandoned it at 60% completion.
Tere J
Picked this book up for free, so no harm no foul. I have done murder/mystery books before, but it just seemed so implausible. (I won't go into the "what" to not spoil). Too many questions and characters unanswered, and yes, I know it's a series, but the ending "led into" what the next book is based on the next book's title. My unanswered "issues" pertained to her husband and her discoveries. It wasn't enough to grab me and buy any other series.
Nancy Harmon
Entertaining but not very original. Kind of a cross between The Pelican Brief and The Firm. The ending was rather simplistic to think the main character could go to a foreign country and outwit the bad guys with nothing but charm and a will to know the truth. I found myself speed reading to get through it. Lots of editing errors.
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Jaden Skye has always been fascinated with mystery, wrongful death, lies, deception and the power of the truth to prevail. Her romantic suspense/mystery novels feature strong female protagonists who must overcome insurmountable obstacles, and through them, she seeks to get to the very heart of the nature of justice and love.

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“We saw fouled beaches, dead wildlife, destroyed wetlands, unemployed fishermen, bankrupt tourism businesses, depressed local economies, ruined communities.” 0 likes
“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.” 0 likes
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