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Blog Tour – Guest Post: Tough Justice by Carla Cassidy, Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett


Welcome to The Blog Tour for Tough Justice , an 8 Part FBI Thriller written by Carla Cassidy, Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett and hosted by the wonderful Kismet Blog Tours ❤

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FBI Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover operative behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. But her past and present collide and become ever more twisted as a spate of murders send a message that is cruelly, chillingly personal…

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Guest Post

Author Gail Barrett Shares Her Top Three Favorite Suspense Novels To Celebrate the Launch of the FBI-Thriller Tough Justice

Trying to come up with my favorite suspense novel is like naming my favorite dessert — impossible.  I’ve loved mysteries since childhood when I devoured my brother’s collection of Hardy Boy books.  I’ve read countless mysteries and suspense novels since then, many of which I’ve loved.  So instead of trying in vain to choose a favorite, I’ll mention three that top the list.

The first of these books is The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart.  This is a story about an American tourist in England named Mary Grey.  She is out admiring the view one day when she is approached by a man named Con.  Con believes she’s his long-lost cousin Annabel who has been missing for years and is presumed dead — a typical case of mistaken identity, right?  But things become interesting when Con asks Mary Grey to play the part of Annabel to fool his grandfather, whose estate he wants to inherit.  She agrees, and the deception begins…or does it?  As the story progressed, I was never quite sure whether the heroine really was Annabel or Mary Grey.  Each time I thought I had the answer I ended up changing my mind.  The danger builds to a crescendo as Con also begins to suspect that she might be Annabel – who knows he tried to murder her.  Or did he?  This book was brilliantly done and kept me guessing until the last page.

Another book I loved was Envy by Sandra Brown.  This story begins with two young writers who go sailing – and only one returns.  It picks up years later with Maris Matherly-Reed, an editor who receives a mysterious submission called Envy in her slush pile.  It’s every editor’s dream — brilliantly written with best-seller potential all over it.  The problem is, there’s no return address.  Intrigued, she sets out to find the writer, finally locating him on a ruined cotton plantation in Georgia.  The writer, Parker Evans, has a mysterious past he slowly and cleverly reveals, involving betrayal, murder and revenge.  Sandra Brown is a master craftsman.  All of her characters have secrets.  She creates tension in every scene.  The plot is superbly done and is, hands down, one of the best books I’ve ever read.


The final book I’ll mention is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  I read this book rather late in life.  I’d heard about it forever, but never got around to reading it.  When I did read it, the description of Manderley in ruins instantly drew me in.  It was evocative, even seductive, but I didn’t like the wimpy heroine.  As a young companion to Mrs. Van Hopper, the unnamed heroine meets Max de Winter on the Cote d’Azur.  He’s an older man, wealthy and widowed, and she instantly falls in love with him.  It’s not clear if he shares the sentiment, but he marries her and takes her back to his estate where it is immediately apparent to everyone that she is nothing like his beloved first wife, Rebecca.  She is clumsy, shy, awkward, and unassertive.  She is terrified of the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, who in turn despises her.  I found her just as annoying and wanted her to get some gumption instead of constantly acting like such a mouse.  I also didn’t like Max, who was distant and impatient, and seemed to regret marrying her.  That changed about halfway through the book, however, when we find out that Max’s first wife might have been murdered – and that adoring Max might have done the deed.  On the off chance that you haven’t read it, I won’t reveal the ending, but this book has one of the best surprise endings in literature.  It lifts the book into greatness, cementing its place as one of the best suspense novels of all time.

So there you have it – three suspense novels I’ve loved.  How about you?  Can you recommend any to add to my list?

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About The Author (3)

Gail Barrett is the award-winning author of over a dozen romantic suspense novels.  A former RITA® finalist, Gail has received countless awards, including the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Holt Medallion, The National Readers’ Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in romantic suspense, and Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart.  For more information, visit her website:

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