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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
Jul 11, 2013 Brenda rated it did not like it
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
Sep 09, 2014 Allie Chickie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014-books, series
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
Aug 08, 2011 Angela White rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
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
Dec 06, 2012 Rosalie rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
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A
Aug 23, 2013 A rated it did not like it
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
Jan 09, 2013 Rob rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2012
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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Rikkianne Walker
May 06, 2016 Rikkianne Walker rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!
Kimberly
Oct 27, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was ok
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
Jul 27, 2011 Sabrina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 20, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 27, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: travel-the-world
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
Oct 10, 2014 Alicia Kline rated it did not like it
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
Dec 21, 2011 Jaidis Shaw rated it it was ok
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
Aug 24, 2014 Scot rated it did not like it
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
Feb 15, 2015 Martine rated it really liked it
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!
Christine Demers
Jun 29, 2016 Christine Demers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good quick read

I enjoyed the smooth writing, and strong character build of the main character. I would definitely recommend this book and hope to find another one of her titles to read
Jasmine
Aug 16, 2013 Jasmine rated it it was ok
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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Kara Mfume
Mar 29, 2016 Kara Mfume marked it as to-read
Death By Honeymoon is about a couple who was just married in 2010, and shortly went on a honeymoon in Barbados. Cindy discovers her husband death while on honeymoon and is desperate to find her husbands killer. Over all this book was very interesting because of the mystery behind it and also the plot twist that happens in the book. There were many errors that I found throughout the book. The only reason I liked the book was because of the mystery that was solved that the end . Other than it bein ...more
Lynda
Jun 24, 2015 Lynda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, mysteries
A Caribbean honeymoon with the scent of the ocean, the sounds of the waves and the carefree leisure of two people in love, a setting for romance and exploration until death invaded without warning. Newlywed Cindy Blaine’s world tipped crashing her into the middle of a mystery. Was Clint’s death an unfortunate accident or was he murdered? In the midst of grieving, Cindy was desperate to know the truth, nothing would stop her. Standing firm in her decision, Cindy tackled Clint’s disapproving famil ...more
Thom Swennes
Jan 08, 2015 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
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
Jul 30, 2014 Sue rated it did not like it
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
May 06, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 18, 2014 P S Karr rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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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John Hackett
Dec 31, 2015 John Hackett rated it liked it
Shelves: crime
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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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Kelsey
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Cindy. Cindy loved her husband soooooooooooooo much. Then one day, Cindy's husband died. She was sooooooooooo sad. In fact, she was so upset about it, she's going to talk about it the entire book. Then she's going to make brilliant deductions about his death based on nothing while the author shoves clues under your nose all *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*-like. The story wraps up in a nice little bow with all these random pieces that were never addressed. It's ...more
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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.

Her first three novels, DEATH BY HONEYMOON (BOOK #1 IN THE CARIBBEAN MURDE
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Other Books in the Series

Caribbean Murder (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Death by Marriage (Caribbean Murder, #3)
  • Death by Desire (Caribbean Murder, #4)
  • Death by Deceit (Caribbean Murder,#5)
  • Death by Jealousy (Caribbean Murder,#6)
  • Death by Proposal (Caribbean Murder, #7)
  • Death by Obsession (Caribbean Murder, #8)
  • Death by Devotion (Caribbean Murder, #9)
  • Death by Betrayal (Caribbean Murder, #10)
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