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Double Crossing by Meg Mims
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Dec 08, 2011

it was amazing

Meg loves to tell tell you of her love for True Grit (the original book, the movie in 1969 and the recent version also) and goes on to say how much it influenced her during the writing of Double Crossing. (In as much a lot of the action takes place on a train, I hear whispers of Agatha Christies Murder on the Orient Express._
Make no mistake Ms. Mims writing it tight, fast and a historical delight. You’ll find no historical info dump in Double Crossing. Yet you cannot fail to realise how much research the author has done while creating Double Crossing and savour the way Ms. Mims weaves the facts through her tale of murder, mystery and suspense with a skill that sometimes takes your breath away.
By her own admission the author’s heroine took her time in revealing her true character and strength. Women in the middle 1800’s did not enjoy the independence women enjoy today, and while wilful, yet loving, upon her father’s murder Lilly makes some life-changing decisions, and in so doing puts her own life at risk.
She has to decide who she can trust and whether she’s made the right choice in Ace Diamond. To quote the author “I rolled Rooster and the Texas Ranger LaBoef into Ace Diamond, an ex-Confederate cavalry soldier, poker-player and wanderer...”
Lilly and Ace dance an emotional fandango while avoiding their pursuers. Will Lilly and Ace live long enough to reach their destination in California? Of course they will, that’s a given, but it is the conflicts and goals that the author sets out for her characters that will keep you turning the pages.
If you enjoy a tightly written murder, mystery and suspense, then treat yourself to Meg Mims’ Double Crossing.
If you enjoy American Western History, then don’t forget to add this to your list of ‘must have books’.
If you enjoy reading new and exciting authors, then Meg Mims is a must follow author.
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