Fogland Point

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Title: Fogland Point
Author: Doug Burgess
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Release Date: August 21st 2018
Genre(s): Gay Mystery, LGBT Fiction
Page Count: 288
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


David Hazard wanted nothing more than to forget his renegade family and the foggy New England village “on the wrong side” of Narragansett Bay where he grew up. When sudden tragedy brings him back to Little Compton to care for his grandmother during her struggle with dementia, he discovers her fragile memories may hold the key to a bizarre mystery half a century old – and perhaps to the sudden and brutal murder right next door.

Once Chief of Police Billy Dyer names her as a witness, Grandma Maggie’s recollections become vital. But can they be trusted, especially in a town where everyone has a secret, including David himself?

The investigation stalls. Then eccentric millionaire Marcus Rhinegold’s yacht disappears into the fog, bodies begin to wash ashore, and Maggie’s stories come vividly to life, setting off a chain of events both horrifying and hauntingly familiar. Puritans, gun-runners, Mafiosi, and a rogues’ gallery from past and present converge in the mists of the bay, challenging Billy with layers of deception. On Christmas Eve, he enlists David in a daring move to uncover the many truths surrounding Fogland Point.

How do you know that the book was good?

You read it in an incredibly short time span.

You were not able to put it down and KEPT on reading even in the impossible situation.

You found the story-line extremely entertaining, and you NEEDED to know what would happen on the next page ASAP.

You CARED about the characters like they were your own friends. You laughed with them and suffered with them.

The author suddenly amazed you with a romance story that was totally new in this form for you, even if you thought you were an expert in all kind of romance stuff. (This book is NOT a MM Romance!)

Fogland Point is a wonderful novel that met ALL the criteria. Beautifully written, funny, thrilling and moving.

A mystery book about a family history and family secrets, about complexity of love and a very deep and strong friendship, about a greatest skill of making compromises and taking the right decisions.

Highly recommended!

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A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

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