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Taken to the Grave

(Detective Jo Fournier #2)

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When a girl’s body is discovered in a park in the sleepy Massachusetts town of Oakhurst, local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body. The meaning of the card: betrayal.

After uncovering a series of threatening messages targ
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Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by Bookouture
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Louise Wilson
Jo Fournier #2

Jo and her partner, Bob are called out to Oakhurst University after the discovery of Professor Michael Wharton's body. The Professor was not a likeable man. Even his wife wasn't that upset to hear of her husbands death. The Professor had been accused of sexual assault by one of his colleagues. A student had lost his financial aid after he failed one of the Professor's classes. The list goes on. So there is a long list of suspects. Just as the investigation gets underway
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Mandy White
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Dancing Girls by this writer so I jumped at the chance to read the second installment of this series featuring Detective Jo Fournier. Taken to the Grave did not disappoint and had me turning pages as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen. In this book we learn more about Jo and her family which I really liked. Makes Jo a more rounded character and could connect to her more this time. I look forward to reading book 3.

When a professor is found murdered i
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Shelby
When Professor Michael Wharton is Found murdered in his office at a local Oakhurst university, Detective Jo Fournier and her partner are called to campus to investigate his murder. At first it appeared that this professor was an innocent victim, but the more they talk to staff members and people who knew him, it becomes clear that Michael Wharton has made more than a few enemies.

A young colleague accused Wharton of sexual assault, another professor didn’t make tenure due to Wharton’s influence,
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Robin Loves Reading
Detective Jo Fournier is finding rather strange clues. When she happens upon a dead body, a tarot card was found. This happens again and again, and each card says something a bit different, leaving clues for Jo and her team to figure out.

Before long, there are a total of four victims, all found with different tarot cards. Furthermore, as Jo digs deeper into the murders, she gets news about her father and is torn between the fact that he needs her. What is Jo going to do? No doubt she
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Renee
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Taken to the Grave begins with Professor Michael Wharton, killed in his office at Oakhurst University. When detectives Jo Fournier and Bob Arnett arrive at the crime scene, interviews with his colleagues reveal a disturbing pattern, Michael wasn't well-liked and several people outright despise him. Sigh, a detectives worst nightmare when there are so many potential suspects!
As if that isn't enough to keep the police busy, soon the body count starts to rise, and Jo and Bob struggle to understand
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Vanessa
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-x
I loved the last book by this brilliant author, so when the new book came out in Detective Jo Fournier Series I jumped at the chance to read it. I was not wrong with this book. Taken to the Grave by M.M. Chouinard was just brilliant and I loved it.

The next instalment in Detective Jo Fournier series begins with Professor Michael Wharton, has been murdered in his office at Oakhurst University. Detectives Jo Fournier and Bob Arnett arrive at the crime scene. They interview his work colleagues and
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Julie Lacey
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series and I loved finding out more about Jo and her family in this book.
Jo and Arnett are called to investigate the murder of a man who has upset several people recently. A tarot card is found at the scene and seems to be the killer’s calling card.
Another two murders take place soon afterwards Jo and Arnett realise the killer has a to do list of people they want to kill.
Jo also gets some bad news about her father and has to juggle the case and getting to see her father.
This
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Denise
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Detective Jo Fournier and her partner, Detective Bob Arnett, have their team working around the clock when several people on the staff and faculty of Oakhurst University in Massachusetts turn up dead. They know that the cases are related because of the tarot cards found in proximity to the victims. There are several immediate suspects but this spree killing may be related to some sort of vigilantism or is it revenge? NO SPOILERS

This is the second book I've read featuring Jo Fournier
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Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog
I absolutely loved The Dancing Girls, the first book in this fantastic series. When I heard book two was also going to be released this year, it felt like Christmas! The best part was, that when it was announced till when the advanced copies were made available, I only had to impatiently wait 5 days till I could get stuck into it! Taken to the Grave, is one brilliant read and exceeded all my expectations. As this series progresses, I feel that it is just going to keep going from strength to stre ...more
Bridget
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An impressive read following M.M. Chouinard's recent début - The Dancing Girls.

Over a timespan of three days there has been two murders linked to Oakhurst University and a Tarot card has been left near to both bodies. As the body count continues to rise, Detective Jo Fournier and her fellow worker, Detective Bob Arnett must sift through all of the evidence and eliminate a number of potential suspects. In addition, Jo’s father faces a health battle that brings Jo and her estranged sis
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Robyn
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taken to the Grave by M.M. Chouinard is the second book in the Detective Jo Fournier series and while I absolutely loved the first book, The Dancing Girls, Chouinard definitely took everything I loved about The Dancing Girls and stepped it up a notch or two with the second installment in the series.

Detective Jo Fournier and her partner are called to a murder on the Oakhurst University campus. The victim, Professor Michael Wharton, isn’t exactly well liked and even his wife doesn’t se
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Shalini
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced police procedural featuring Jo as the lead detective investigating the murder of college professor.

My first book by author M. M. Chouinard had me turning the pages at a swift pace. The author wrote a convoluted tale around the murder victim with a flair that had me admiring the prose. I have to admit, I never knew college professors were a wily lot, made me look at my own professors with a suspicious eye. (Nina, are you listening?)

Jo was a complete character
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Judy Odom
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My head is spinning , I couldn't figure out who was out for revenge !!

My ebook froze as I quickly tried to turn the pages !! Could not put it down !!

I was happy to learn more about Jo Fournier: first in line for the sequel !!!

Don't want to give anything away but don't miss this series or this book !!!

Thanks to Net Galley and Bookouture for letting me spend time trying to solve the case along with Jo Fournier.
Lel Budge
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookouture
This is #2 in the Jo Fournier series by M M Chouinard, but can very easily be read as a stand-alone.

Jo is a detective and with her partner, Bill Arnett they are called to a suspicious death at a university. Professor Michael Whorton has been stabbed, a tarot card is found at the scene. They talk to many colleagues and students and find he was not a likeable man, a bully, a philanderer and a sex pest. So many suspects, but one stands out….Greg Crawley. He believes he was victimised by Whorton, h
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I enjoyed Dancing Girls so I really wanted to carry on with this series.

It was nice to see more of Jo's personal life in this book. In the first book, we focus more on the crime and the proce
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Monica Mac
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited when I got to read this book, the second in the series starring Jo Fournier.

Jo is on the case with her partner Bob. The two of them make a great team but they are really up against it with a lot of dead bodies turning up in a short period of time and their boss putting a heap of pressure on them to arrest someone, anyone! I got a bit annoyed at their boss - they can't conjure up a suspect out of thin air! Anyway....I enjoyed reading about the great working relationship that the
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Lisa Davison
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This newest book in the Detective Jo Fournier is a mix of mystery, police procedural, and family. Jo and her partner work a serial murder case that seems, at first, to be completely random. However, as she continues the investigation, Jo slowly puts the clues together and traces a twisted plot about revenge within academic circles. It involves job loss, infidelity, and the stealing of intellectual property. Jo's personal life seems to have just as many twists. She has a lover that is all too hap ...more
Aleana Harris
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

Jo and her partner Arnett are call upon when a murder professer is found on campus in Massachusetts town of Oakhurst and it seem the killer left the weapon and tarot card with the victim.

As they investigate they learn he wasn't a well like and then a another murder happen and a young woman name Britney left with a tarot card.

Jo is also dealing with her father health we do get dial
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Jessica Zweiacker
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a ride! The second installment of this series did not disappoint. I love a great police procedural series with a strong female lead, and this one is at the top of my list! The book begins with a bang, and does not let up until the finish. So many twists and turns! It was everything you can want in a book, interesting, great characters, seamless storyline and lots of twists and turns.
I can't wait for the next installment of the series!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for
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Denice Langley
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MM Chouinard has built this mystery by layers, ratcheting up the tension with each new death. Clues are given, but you won't believe who the killer is in the end. Our detective is pushed in a new direction with each crime, not knowing where the next body will be found. A really good murder mystery in this second book of a series. The author did an excellent job of capturing my attention and holding it until the end.
Ginger
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

O.M.G. - what a great lead character. Jo is smart, savvy, dedicated and flawed.

As a detective she knows not to take evidence at face value - she follows her gut instincts to solve seemingly unconnected events and murders. I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END.

I will be buying the other books in this series this coming payday!
Dsbook
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in this series. I loved loved loved the first book in this series. This book had so many characters that at times I found myself lost. There is a lot about university politics that I was not interested in but over all I enjoyed the book.
Michelle Debnam
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A girls body is found in the park the second in a few days and each time a tarot card is left at the scene, so begins a series of related incidents and a lot of university suspects to pick from

Recommended read
Zubeth
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the series and having really enjoyed the first, I was looking forward to this. It didn't disappoint! It was a multi layered mystery with engaging lead characters. It felt realistic and I enjoyed seeing the investigation unfold. The story never waned and held my interest throughout.
Theresa LeBlanc
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Suspense

M. M. Chouinard is an amazing writer. Excellent, twisty, turny suspense. Jo is a likable, strong, complex character. Love her! Love this series!
Jacqueline  sharp
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in this series, the first one being The Dancing Girls, where we were first introduced to Jo a great start to a new series, and this second book doesn’t disappoint. A police procedural, mystery, thriller, book.

Jo and her partner Bob, are called out when a body is found in an office at Oakhurst University, it turns out to be the body of Professor Michael Wharton, as Jo and Bob interview colleagues, it seems that the professor wasn’t very well liked, one young co
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Tracy Wood
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
This is a book about betrayal and revenge in many of its guises and the fallout from that. Right from the very first page it is clear the perpetrator is seriously motivated by the past with a list of objectives to carry out within a set period of time.

Part of this story is seen from the killer's point of view which gave it a different slant. It was detailed enough to provide hints as to why things happened but not enough to be sure who was actually responsible. The killings and the reasons behi
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Jane Hunt
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in Massachusetts USA, this is a well-paced police procedural , featuring Detective Josette Fournier and her partner Bob Arnett. The second in the series, it reads perfectly as a standalone,with sufficient back story on the main protagonist, cleverly interwoven into the story as a subplot. Jo is a committed, career woman, with a tragic past that makes the job her life. She doesn't have relationships, only occasional lovers, and the reasons for this become clearer as the story progresses. She ...more
Wrenn
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read The Dancing Girls, the first book in the series four months ago and enjoyed it. I wanted more character development with Jo Fournier and the author really stepped it up.
Detective Jo Fournier and her partner Bob Arnett are called to a murder scene at Oakhurst University.
The victim is Professor Michael Wharton. Brutally stabbed in his office, with the tarot card Death left near his body.
Because of his unethical behavior, the victim was despised by many, leaving them with a
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Pgchuis
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, netgalley
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley.

3.5* rounded down.

This was a police procedural featuring Jo and her partner Arnett, who investigate the murder of a university professor. Within days his TA and the wife of a colleague have also been found dead. For the most part I enjoyed this novel, and its depiction of the politics of a university department was compelling. The twist towards the end was very good. There were also chapters from the perspec
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M.M. Chouinard writes crime fiction (including suspense, procedurals, and cozies), and women's fiction. M.M. Chouinard's first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling a ...more

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