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Death is in the Details

(Paynes Creek #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  892 ratings  ·  84 reviews
A woman haunted by her past. A killer who won't let her forget.

Faith Day's condition curses her to recall her mother’s fiery murder like it was yesterday. And when the forensic photographer’s convicted stepbrother is somehow cleared 12 years later and released from prison, Faith wonders if he'll put an end to her tortured memories. But after a string of eerily familiar fir
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published May 20th 2019 by Sun Publishing
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May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! I REALLY enjoyed this book but now that's it's done I am not sure how to process it all. Faith is a great example of a broken character. The thing with deeply flawed and scarred characters is they are unlikable at times. That's not a bad thing because it makes them real. I felt she grew on me and I understood her better as the story unfolded. Luke, on the other hand, is perfect. There's no other way to describe him. The thrilling suspense was definitely there. The story was well d ...more
SA Krishnan
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent thriller!
Faith is a crime scene photographer. But her unique memory creates a huge problem for her.
As a child, her parents were killed and their house was burned down. Faith was herself badly burnt when she had tried to save her parents.
Her step-brother Eli was suspected for the acts and he is even convicted of the same.
However, fourteen years later proof emerges that Eli was not the culprit.
The story goes on about how Faith finds the real killer.
The twists and turns in the story wer
Gwen Shafer
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read from Heather. I am hooked. I read what this one was about and wanted more. Getting into the book you know right from the start it is going to be intense and interesting. And that is exactly what this book is. Full of suspense, mystery, shocking twists and turns you never seen coming and a very mind blowing ending. Everything I want in a great book. Heather has gained a fan with this one. Faith is haunted every day by her past. But now more so than just her ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Heather Sunseri's books - and I have to say this one is my favorite. I immediately fell in love with Faith. I loved her grit, humor, and oh gosh just everything else! I thought the characters were very well thought out, and this book had me guessing up until the moment we found out what really happened. I had a guess about half way through, and I was wrong - I LOVED THAT, as looking back over the book, all the hints were there, and I love not guessing the murderer correctly in ...more
Amber Cassidy
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heather truly outdid herself this time. It was the perfect blend of suspense, sexual tension, mystery, with amazing character dimension. The setting and world she draws is so layered it pulls you in very quickly.

The emotional dynamics are relatable and realistic, and I was nearly blindsided by the outcome. This was by far my favourite book by Heather.i am looking forward to another just like this.
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always, Heather Sunseri gave my brain quite a workout. I was suspicious of every character. I examined every detail, every word written. The story was told perfectly. I loved everything about the book. I couldn’t get enough, couldn’t read fast enough. Definitely something worthwhile to read.
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
It was okay. I’m getting to where I can’t trust the majority of goodreads reviews anymore. This had such a high average rating to be disappointed.
Aug 26, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

An entertaining mystery thriller but in the end a bit forgettable. I had no emotional connection to the characters or the story itself. I was reading only to figure out the mystery and that part was good, well plotted with some surprising twists. But without an emotional connection, there is no staying power.

I have read other books by this author that I enjoyed far more and I will continue to read her work.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!!

Faith Day can remember every day of her life, this condition is called Hyperthymesia. Unfortunately having this condition can also bring those details back to you so you can never forget them and that is what Faith would love to do. When she was a teenager, her mother and stepfather were killed and the house set on fire. When Faith arrived and tried to go into the house to save them, she was burned badly. She recovered but will have the scars all of life. Her brother was not hom
Tonya OK
May 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF at 30%. After slogging through the first third of this “thriller,” I give up. I absolutely can’t stand any of the characters and find their behaviour completely implausible and just plain odd. The mystery component just didn’t engage me, and I am yet to see any hint of suspense. Though I hate giving up on books, this one made he feel both bored and a little repulsed.
Amber Khan
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Faith's life has been nothing short of tragic. She has managed to keep herself together and secure a job as a contract crime scene photographer.
Years after that terrible night and she still is subject of town gossip. It doesn't help that He is released from prison. Someone is seeking justice on behalf of victims. Someone is watching her.
Is everything as it seems? Is the convicted really guilty? Is her memory right? Why is this all happening?
This is not your typical suspense or thriller story. I
Kristen Lewendon
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My brain is spinning. And that ending? It just not fair to leave us like that. This is psychological thriller at it’s finest. The story bent my mind in so many different directions, I feel like it was turned into an origami crane. Faith is a fascinating lead character. She has perfect recall, but she’s still human. Still prone to mistakes and misconceptions just like the rest of us. Still able to be manipulated by the people around her. I want to know more. About Faith, her family, Luke, even th ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The detail is this is a twist tale. Faith Day has a rare trait that allows her to remember every detail of every day of her life. As a forensic photographer this serves her well but remembering that her step brother killed her mom and his dad and then torched the house almost cripples her with grief at times. Now that her step brother has been released there is a sudden rash of murders/arson happening and someone is stalking Faith. Maybe's Faith's memory of what happened all those years ago isn' ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heather Sunseri has done it again! I love her writing style, the characters she creates and the adventures she takes us on.
I love Faith & Luke. The sexual tension drips from the pages! Twists & turns; love, loyalty and betrayal that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Anxious to reach the end of the story and then hoping the next installment comes next week!!
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Recommended to Abby by: other books by the author
Another spellbinding mystery from one of my favorite authors. The best part of all her stories is the blend of romance (and hot tension) and the mystery and suspense. I like that I can not guess the ending of the books before they happen (usually I can) and if I do see something coming it's just before it happens and I am OK with it happening. This book had a compelling story, characters I enjoyed and was fast paced enough that it kept me up late two nights in a row!
Elsa Hoffmann
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Death is in the Details is a page turner with twists you won't see coming.

I really enjoy it when I think one character is guilty and then the story completely goes another way!

Heather Sunseri is excellent in being able to keep the suspense going even to the last page. It's a very raw, emotional story, but it is one hell of a thriller.

I try to review every book of fiction that I read and received a copy of this book from the author. Excellent work, this.

Aleta Meeker
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spellbinding! Heather has done it again!!! Looking for a new series? Look no further!! You have found it. Just when you think you know who done it; bam! you’re wrong!! I only put it down because I had to! At the end you will keep frantically turning pages looking for more!
Cindy Fong
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great psychological thriller story from the mind of Heather Sunseri.

A family torn apart, details remembered, a threat in the air. For Faith Day, everything she believes and knows will be in question, including whom to trust.

I enjoyed following the breadcrumbs of clues to unmask the killer. This was a story that sucked me in til the end.
Kimberley O'Malley
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Loved the mystery and human emotions in this book!!!
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a very nice story. I thought I could predict the ending, but I was so wrong. I could not see it coming. A very good read. I kinda felt bad for Ethan, and also what did he become after the finale revelation?
I can't wait for the next part of this story.
Jul 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Aug 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Please don't get fooled by the average rating for it, like I did, it's an absolute waste of time.
Cindy Stamm
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A really good story with great twists and turns to give a surprise ending. Kept my interest from the very beginning.
Jennifer Sirgey (aka Jennerator)
This started out fairly good and then I was pretty disappointed to find out I had guessed who did it. Then...I was pleasantly surprised to find out there was more to the story that I hadn’t figured out. But...then...within the last two went too far. It went from being ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ back you ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Disappointed and honestly surprised by the overall rating of this one.
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just one more chapter....

It’s hard for me to pick up and start a book. Especially one from one of my favorite authors. You know their books are good, you hope this next one will be just as good if not better than the others, and once you start it, there goes your day. One more chapter. Then one more. Hours spent enjoying the character development, reveling in the world building, and (in the case of a mystery or thriller) picking apart the story, trying to figure out the whodunnit. Once you finis
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular as always

Murder mystery with a shot of arson is our authors most stimulating genre. Hooked to the story - those 38 chapters fly by. Constantly wondering who really caused the murders and fires to cover the crime. Haunting. Eery. Intriguing. Curious. All perfect descriptions to a hyperthymensia Faith Day who is a forensic photographer fighting her precise memories while coerced into helping solve her mother & stepfather's murder with recent arrival Special Agent Luke Justice. Sending
Kari Shick
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting and well written suspense novel. Not only does the author write a good story, but she weaves in interesting facts and details that show that she does her research before writing her novels. This story is different from her other recent novels, since it focuses on the person whose family was the victim of a crime. The main characters are well developed, realistic and interesting. The story moves at a fast pace and keeps the reader engaged. I am so glad that I discovered this author ...more
Erin Barker
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As always, Heather delivers when it comes to suspense in this novel. The story itself is fast-paced, well written and thought out, but also includes such in-depth details that make the story that much more real. While the story is written from a different angle than other Sunseri novels, the characters are still fully developed and super interesting! I love all of Suneri's works, and find myself on the edge of my seat waiting for her next book! This book is great for those wanting a great myster ...more
Linda Springston
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just completed "Death Is In The Details" by Heather Sunseri. I couldn't put it down, and my first thought after finishing was "Holy Crap!". The story, characters, and suspense are all riveting. You just don't expect to find a serial killer in a small town, and this just adds to the level of suspense. The first page of the story gave me goosebumps, and it just continued. Don't open this book unless you plan to finish it in one sitting. Death truly IS in the details!
Gina Cihacz
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The start of a wonderful new series

Heather Subaru has written another wonderful book. Great start in a new series. A little bit of Romance, mystery, and thriller. Cannot wait for the next book.
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Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in ...more

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