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Lightning Crimes

(Disaster Crimes #1.5)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  15 reviews
***Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) is a short story (22 pages) set between Seismic Crimes and Tsunami Crimes.***

A freak lightning storm unleashes its energy on Central Florida. Bolts of lightning crash to the ground. Torrential rain soaks everything within seconds. And the power goes out, casting Beth and Donovan's apartment into darkness. Beth is already on edge af
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published August 2018 by Chrys Fey
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Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, short, suspense
If you have ever been in a lightning storm, you know how scary they can be. If you have experienced a Florida lightning storm, you REALLY know how unnerving they can be, because sure enough, most of the time the power goes out. That is exactly what happened to Beth and Donovan, but while the thunder was crashing, the lightning was arcing across the sky and they were pitched into darkness, Beth noticed something was not quite right. Someone chose that night to break in and make their escape, leav ...more
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chrys Fey's Disaster Crimes is one of the more unique series out in the reading world. Each book deals with a different natural disaster--hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis for example--that besets the characters, always in such multi-sensory detail that you're sure you're right there, in the middle of the catastrophe. Here's an example:

"She joined Donovan at the rail and peered at the black, bubbling clouds. They devoured the muted colors of the twilight sky."

"...approaching storm was like a
Sherry Fundin
Donovan and Beth have been through a hurricane and an earthquake, so a lightning storm should be a piece of cake and Chrys Fey’s descriptive writing makes me feel like I am there with them, through the clashing of the thunder, the flashes of the lightning, the pounding of the rain and the roaring of the wind, but there is more…a rock through a window, an open door that was locked, wet footprints on carpet…Chrys can create a suspenseful read whether its danger from storms or humans.
Victoria Lees
As a short story writer myself, although I write YA adventure, I enjoy the pacing of action and tightness of detail in this form.

Chrys Fey’s Lightning Crimes ebook does not disappoint. The details of a ferocious lightning storm in Florida, the passion of two in love, and the movements of danger all come into play. Fey does warn the reader that this short story is merely a tense chapter in the overall crime that Beth Kennedy and now fiancé Donovan Goldwyn are trying to solve. Fey’s first ebook,
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Whatever you do, don't read this short story during a lightening storm, otherwise, you may find yourself nervously wondering what terrible thing might happen as the lightening crackles and the thunder booms. It's definitely a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, with quick pacing and suspense, along with a healthy dollop of romance. If you haven't read any of the Disaster Crime series before, this is a great introduction and you'll find yourself wanting to read another one of the books ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
My fourth short read from author Chrys Fey. The characters introduced in Hurricane Crimes (Disaster Crimes #1) are back in this story set between books 2 & 3 in the series. I was given an Audible copy of Tsunami Crimes & I’d missed something in not reading book 2 1/2 in the series so I went out & got it. Well-written romantic suspense, captivating & intriguing with well-developed characters. I’ll be reading more in this series and look forward to the fourth book. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - J ...more
Juneta Key
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never A Moments Peace in this couples lives

Never a moments peace. This couple deals with disaster after disaster coupled with crime. What I have enjoyed about this romantic suspense series is we follow the same couple through lives and disasters. This short read gives you a taste of the story with plenty of excitement.
Medeia Sharif
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This suspenseful short story took me back into the world of Beth and Donovan. It's suspenseful and heart-stopping. Beth knows she didn't leave the front door open, so who is with them in their apartment during the tumultuous storm? ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its Ok

I like the plot and how I was able to follow the story but it didn't grasp me. It wasn't a page turner. It was a good short story to read between books. All in all, its OK.
Heather Vaughn
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great short read. I wish it was longer.
Natalie Oshins
Dec 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too Short

This is not a book. It's not a novella. It's barely a short story. It's more like a blurb about a story that's yet to be published. It's a waste of time.
Toi Thomas
This is by far the shortest installment in this intense series, but it doesn’t fall short. In this short story, suspense builds as the two lovers battle rain, lightning, and a blackout to discover an intruder who may be more than some nameless thug.

Part of me wants to be happy that Beth and Donovan are moving forward with their lives, but there’s another part of me that feels so bad for them. They never seem to have a moment's rest. Aside from the comfort they offer each other and a small handfu
Christine Rains
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beth and Donovan watched as a powerful lightning storm thunders over their home in Central Florida. They think to cuddle inside, and even when the power goes out, candles can cast a romantic mood. Beth can't seem to calm her nerves, though. And when they find the front door to their apartment wide open with wet footprints going inside, the adrenaline goes into overdrive.

This short story takes places between Seismic Crimes and Tsunami Crimes. If you like natural disaster thrillers with a nice dos
Bradley Poage
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Lightning Crimes. It has passion, suspense, action, and it ties into the series perfectly. Finishing it today since I couldnt put it down, all of the character is here and more. I cant wait for Tsunami Crimes. This author knows all too well how to write a suspenseful thriller, which is why she is one of my favorite authors. If youre looking for a great book, read Lightning Crimes, Hurricane Crimes, Seismic Crimes, and prepare for the next great book, Tsunami Crimes.
Susan Swiderski
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a short teaser to whet readers' appetites and get them ready for the soon-to-be released next book in the author's action-packed disaster series. It does a good job of it, too. This short story "filler" has plenty of action, both weather-related and man-made, and leaves readers wanting more.

I'd give it four and a half stars, rounded up to five.
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Chrys Fey blogs at Write with Fey and edits for Dancing Lemur Press. She also runs the Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club on Goodreads.

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Fey realized she wanted to write by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen.

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Other books in the series

Disaster Crimes (5 books)
  • Seismic Crimes (Disaster Crimes #1)
  • Tsunami Crimes (Disaster Crimes #2)
  • Flaming Crimes (Disaster Crimes #3)
  • Frozen Crimes (Disaster Crimes #4)
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