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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
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Jaden Skye (first published April 7th 2011)
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Brenda
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
Allie Chickie
I need to stop downloading free ebooks.
Rebecca
'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
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Rosalie
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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
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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
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Rob
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
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Kimberly
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.
Sabrina
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.
Joyce
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.
Karen
2.5 stars. I read this book in one sitting. I don't know if it would be considered a Cozy Mystery or not. This may sound strange, but I liked this book because it was a quick read, and I didn't have to give it much thought. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who loves a great classic mystery (like Dorothy Sayers of Agatha Christie), or a good contemporary (like Louise Penny or Robert Galbraith).

Cindy and Clint are on their honeymoon in Barbados and having wonderful time, until the last day of
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Alicia Kline
Wow. I feel like I just got done reading someone's first draft. This had the potential to be a decent idea, but in its current form just wasn't able to get anywhere near there. As much as I tried to find a reason to round this up to a two star, considering I'd just given a far superior book a two star, I just couldn't do it.

So many errors. I know that no one is exempt from mistakes, but this finished product led me to believe that this wasn't even read through before it was published. Spell chec
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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
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Scot
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
Martine
Easy read (short book - only 128 pages or so) Almost as soon as the book starts the character gets killed. Kind of started off fast - no waste of time describing the honeymoon they were on and the stuff they did or character descriptions (such as physical descriptions or personality)...author kind of skipped that part altogether to get right down to the murder and it's aftermath, and solving the murder....
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!
Jasmine
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.
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Thom Swennes
Cindy and Clint Blaine were in love. Life couldn’t have been better; or could it? They married a year after meeting and went to Barbados on their honeymoon. Clint, being an avid surfer booked a hotel on the eastern coast instead of the more popular western beaches. They were happy and even Clint’s family’s disapproval of the union couldn’t change their euphoric feelings. On one fateful afternoon two days before the couple were to return home, Clint went surfing. Cindy wasn’t feeling well so she ...more
Sue
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
Pam
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
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P S Karr
This is an awesome series..fast 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
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Susan Becraft
Fun book to read!

"Death by Honeymoon", although a poorly written book in dire need of editing, is a no-brainer but enjoyable mystery. Cindy and Clint are spending their honeymoon in a remote part of Barbados because Clint is an expert surfer and wants to catch the best waves. The day before their departure, Cindy is suddenly ill, leaving Clint on his own. When Cindy recovers and goes to the beach, she ultimately discovers that Clint is dead.

The remainder of this short book is predictable, as she
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Kaija
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.
Dorothy Gagnon
Wedding Bliss Turns To Sorrow

Clinton and Cindy marvelled over their perfect wedding and reception ceremony. Quite an accomplishment for his family considering they weren't happy with Clint's choice.

A honeymoon was planned on Barbados Island in the Caribbean. A great way to experience the ultimate surfing weather as Clint was an extraordinary surfer and this place was perfect until a tragedy occurred.

How could such a good surfer die in perfect surfing conditions? Could it be more than an accident
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Ramya Rajesh
I think the book was ok, the plot was interesting but very lacking in "oomph". I liked how she created romantic mystery which had to do with the government and had a very unique plot twist here and there. I think readers that are interested in anything that has to do with romanticism and mystery. The book has to deal with a happy couple, Cindy and Clint who have their honeymoon in Barbados, but through mysterious events Cindy has to find a way to figure out what the secret is behind her husband. ...more
Linda Branich
This amateurishly written who-dunnit is based on the well worn plot of a husband dying on his honeymoon and his wife suspecting foul play when no one else does. It is quite predictable and the characters are shallow. I had hoped for a new twist, but it was never there. There were a few bright spots, descriptions of the Carribean and Barbados in reminescence, that kept the book from a lower rating.

If you are looking for a quick read that doesn't take much thought or concentration, this is the bo
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Annie Johnson
I love this book! So interesting!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Caribbean Murder (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Death by Desire (Caribbean Murder, #4)
  • Death by Deceit (Caribbean Murder,#5)
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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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