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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

You Kill Me by Holly LeRoy - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Holly LeRoy and his new book, “You Kill Me”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture, which takes you directly to the Amazon Book Sale Page.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Holly and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

You Kill Me
by Holly LeRoy


GENRE: Mystery/Thriller



LIEUTENANT EVE SHARPE should have seen the avalanche of trouble headed her way but events had dulled her edge and crumbled her foundation of toughness. With the press and politicians all coming for her, Eve begins to question whether she is really a cold blooded murderer or simply losing her mind. Was it an officer involved shooting gone wrong? An honest mistake? Or, something much, much worse?

There's one thing for sure, it has turned the Chicago Police Department upside down, and Lieutenant Eve Sharpe's life along with it.



It was well known that police officers, even those with seniority could, for disciplinary reasons, be temporarily assigned to other units. Usually someplace working with non-sworn civilians like personnel or records. Or, if you really screwed up, they’d stick you on stakeout. That’s what really bothered me. Sure, I’d always been a pain-in-the-ass, but lately, I’d been a good girl, not screwing up at all in the past couple of months. Well, maybe a month. Yet here I was, heading to a blisteringly cold stakeout at a South Side crack house instead of doing data entry at a nice warm records desk.

Poor Walt. Guilt by association probably did him in. He actually got the worst end of the deal. He’d be at the crack house until after three.

Every ten minutes, the all-news station, Magic 66, cheerfully announced what I had to look forward to:

‘Subzero temperatures have moved into the Chicago area and are expected to stay for the remainder of the week. Lake effect snow continues to hammer the south and east of the city and plows are trying to . . .’

Shit. I flicked off the radio and hunched over the steering wheel trying to see the road ahead. The smells of antifreeze and water steaming on the exhaust and burned oil coming up through the floorboards all served to remind me that a few months earlier, I’d wrecked my Buick in a snowstorm just like this one.

Insurance had repaired it instead of totaling the damn thing, so now it was more of a rolling wreck than ever. My ex-partner Clark kept telling me that since the accident it went down the road like a fiddler crab. Kind of sideways.

Crazies kept passing me and throwing salted slush over my windshield, and I finally chickened out and moved over to the slow lane behind a Safeway big rig. I found myself staring up at a huge T-bone steak, sun-faded to a light purple.

The off ramp was slick with black ice, and I took it at a crawl, easing into the neighborhood shown on Isaacson’s map. I slowed down even more, threading my way through the narrow streets. It was a ghost neighborhood where half the houses had been torn down and only half of what remained seemed to be occupied. Built after World War II, these were the homes our GI’s came home to in 1945. Now, they were homes for crack whores and junkies ready to die, teenagers ready to screw, and apparently, if Isaacson were correct, our drug lord. The target was a small single-story house, one of the few that didn’t have its windows boarded up.

I sat in my cramped little Buick, staring at it through a pair of binoculars. After an hour, I stuck a Santana cassette into the radio and poured a cup of squad room coffee. When my teeth began to chatter, I began to run the car fifteen minutes on and fifteen minutes off. Even at that, the car’s heater struggled against the cold, my breath fogged over the windows, and a plume of steam from the exhaust filled the air behind. After mopping at the windshield with a handful of napkins from Walt’s last trip to Mr. Moo’s Burger Shack, I sat watching the strings of red taillights headed south on the I-55.



This book was such an exciting, suspenseful, intriguing, engaging, and entertaining mystery read that took off right from page one and kept me on my toes the entire way through!!

I really enjoyed reading this book and could not put it down!!

Although, early in the year, this book has easily become a favorite and I know will be one of the top books I will have read and reviewed this year!!!

I really enjoyed the main characters, Lt. Eve “Evie,” Sharpe, her partner Walt, Clark, Kiki, and of course Eve’s kitty Jackson.  I really liked Eve!!  She was sassy, bold, smart, tough, brave, confident, caring, considerate, determined, and stubborn.  I love strong female lead characters and Eve was just that!  I love how hard she works to solve the case and clear her name.  Although, there are several times she tends to distrust her own memory and the guilt of taking a young girls life weighs heavy on her.  However, it is Eve’s admiration, devotion, deep honesty, integrity, and resolution that really prove her character is not capable of making such a reckless mistake and that she must continue to pursue all leads to get down to the bottom of the case and figure out what really happened.  Did she really kill the Mayor's daughter, Becky Walsh?  Or was she there at the wrong place at the wrong time?  Or was this a skillfully crafted set up?  But Eve is not going to get any sleep until she clears this up.  And even then, after taking a young girl’s life accidentally or not, is not something to get over lightly.

I also enjoyed the supporting characters, both the good ones and bad ones, as they all had their special role.  There were quite a few characters in this book, but each one felt important and unique to the story line.

This book is full of lies, secrets, drugs, trafficking, extortion, corruption, criminal conspiracy, and of course… Murder!!!

There is so much going on in this book!!  This book has so many different layers with several plot points that are well executed and structurally sound!!  I thoroughly enjoyed pulling back each layer and seeing where it took me…  I thought this book was going to be a straight-forward accidental police involved shooting book, but it also had deeper, intricate, complex, and elaborate story lines as well.

I love the in-depth amount of research the author did while constructing this book.  It is clear he is very familiar and well-versed in the criminal procedural practices. The author provided so much detail and such vivid descriptions it made the scenes easy to picture.  These particulars were so well-described they felt both realistic and authentic.

This book has exceptional mystery crime solving structure with enough clues and excitement to keep you guessing, but still practical and realistic.

There were a few predictable scenes.  However, there are still many unexpected twists and turns and misdirection’s that you won’t see coming!

This book has a creative story line with well executed plot points, excellent mystery thriller structured scenarios, fantastic writing style with detailed scenes, relatable characters, is fast paced, and keeps you fully engaged and entertained.

This book is book one in the Lt. Eve Sharpe Thriller Book Series.  It can be read as a standalone.  There seems to be three additional Lt. Eve Sharpe Book Series books that have already been released and are available for purchase with one additional book coming out soon.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all mystery, thriller, and suspense readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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HOLLY LEROY has been an actor, amateur boxer, NASCAR journalist, expert witness, Santa County Substance Abuse Commissioner, and patrolled with the Drug Enforcement Unit of the San Jose Police Department.

He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains with his wife, four cats and two dogs.







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  1. Holly ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. Hi Ally,
      Thanks for hosting me on your blog! I really appreciate it. Also, thank you for the kind words about my book, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it.

  2. How do you come up with the characters names in your book?

    1. Hi Bernie,
      Great question. First, I want to make sure the name suits the character. Eve Sharpe felt like a strong name to me and according to the the surname database means a sharp, quick, smart person. I also collect Phone books from different parts of the country and search for interesting names in them.
      Thanks for the question!

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    1. Hi Victoria,
      Eve Sharpe is really fun character to write. I'd sure want her in my corner if push came to shove.

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    1. I'm really happy you liked it. It definitely right for the book.