Seismic Crimes (Disaster Crimes # 2)


When Donovan Goldwyn’s brother is murdered and Donovan is framed for his death, nothing is more important to him than clearing his name and finding the real killer. Beth Kennedy saved Donovan from a massive hurricane and in the process falls in love with the alleged murderer. She doesn’t believe that Donovan is a killer and wants more than anything to help prove his innocence, even if that means putting herself in harm’s way. A tip from an informant leads Donovan and Beth to California to find and arrest the real murderer, but an epic earthquake separates the couple and an array of events leads to even more turmoil. Will Beth and Donovan be able to escape the killers and the earthquake or will they end up victims of crimes or victims of disaster?

Chrys Fey has created a story that is full of murder and mayhem. As a second book in a series, “Seismic Crimes” can be read as a stand-alone book, but readers might find it somewhat hard to follow. It would be advantageous to read the first book ahead of this one in order to understand what is happening and why things are the way they are. Chrys Fey’s characters are interesting yet some characters have greater depth than others. Her plot, although plausible, is confusing at times and might profit from deeper descriptions and fleshing out in various places. The “Disaster Crime” series has the potential to be a terrific series that is spell-binding and have readers on the edge of their seats. 

Mary-Nancy Smith