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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Capsized by Death
Author: Catherine Finger
Genre:  Christian Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: December 2019
As Police Chief Jo Oliver prepares for her dream wedding in Maui, she and her team must keep a serial killer with ties to her past from derailing her plans for the future.#

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Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Hawaiian Islands is a murder mystery that has our main characters scrambling to find answers. I enjoyed the description of Hawaii and all the exciting points of interest for tourist to visit. The author makes it easy to visualize the setting and I have high hopes of visiting Hawaii someday. That would involve a plane ride which I’m not a big fan of. 
Most of the story centers around the upcoming wedding of Jo Oliver. You can feel the anticipation in Jo as the big day gets closer. I liked how the author gives hints of what is to come by mysterious looks from a man and rumors of women disappearing. I suppose you are always on the job if you are a police officer as Jo finds herself investigating a murder. It was pretty easy to figure out who the killer was but I still liked reading how the author unravels his guilt.  
The story does have a few surprises and has faith lightly scattered throughout the story. It is not an overly complicated story but one that is enjoyable to read without graphic details. When the groom shows up on  the island, the action starts to peak. Will Jo and Nick get to enjoy their honeymoon or will the mysterious deaths overshadow their wedding? 
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Catherine Finger loves to dream, write, and tell stories. Retired from a wonderful career in public education, she celebrates the ability to choose how to spend her time in a new way during the second half of life. So far, she chooses to write books, ride horses, serve others, and generally find her way into and out of trouble both on the road and at home.  She lives in the Midwest with a warm and wonderful combination of family and friends.
Capsized by Death, the fourth novel in her Jo Oliver Thriller serieswill be released by Elk Lake Publishing in December, 2019. Anchored by Death, the third novel in her Jo Oliver Thriller series, received the Bronze Medal for the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards, was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards, and  Her second Jo Oliver Thriller, Shattered by Death, was a finalist in the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Catherine and her novels have been featured on radio stations, blogs, and in numerous articles—all posted at
Catherine loves to interact with her readers at www.CatherineFinger.comFollow her on Facebook at Catherine Finger, Author, and on Twitter at CatherineFinger@BeJoOliver.

More from Catherine

In writing my Jo Oliver Thriller series, I find myself driven by passion. The genesis of the series—Cleansed By Death—was fueled by a passion to create a story about strong women embedded in a male-dominated profession, facing difficulties they could only solve through faith and community. I was vacuuming when I was hit by the idea of pitting two strong women against each other and seeing which one would win, the theme of book 2, Shattered by Death. Information gleaned during an FBI writers workshop on techniques for tracking criminals, superimposed over the mitten map of Wisconsin formed the bones for Anchored By Death, the third book in the series.
My latest novel, Capsized By Death, contains all of my favorite elements. The astute series reader will note that the foundation for the killer’s appearance in this book was introduced years ago in Cleansed By Death. But he first appeared to me during one of my many solo writing vacations on an island.
At the end of a fairytale day spent kayaking, snorkeling and listening to the sound of whales singing under water in Maui, the gorgeous male host of my day trip stood silhouetted in the setting sun. This man was beautiful in every way, and had the sort of personality that describes the essence of attractive—he pulled you into his beautiful ocean world. At that moment, I knew I had found my perfect killer for my next book! It became my goal to create a killer who was beautiful on the outside and evil on the inside. I used the New Testament book of Jude as my guide for the internal workings of my killer and thus the skeletal framework for Jude, my killer in Capsized By Death—book 4 of the Jo Oliver Thriller series—was born.

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, March 28
Betti Mace, April 1
Pause for Tales, April 4
Artistic Nobody, April 9 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


To celebrate her tour, Catherine is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and an Amazon gift certificate for $25!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. That sounds like quite a quandry! You really can't get to Hawaii very easily unless you fly, though.

  2. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This book sounds like a great read.

  4. Great review, Deana! This series sounds like one not to miss.