The Rembrandt Decision: A Pia Sabel Mystery (Sabel Security Book 12) by Seeley James (Mini Review)

Format Read: eBook

Source: Sent by Author

Publisher: Self Published

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 18th January 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Provided by author):

Hours after a man discovers a secret that could tear his family apart, Pia Sabel discovers his corpse.

When she arrives at the small, rusting town of Deeping, Maine, young industrialist Pia Sabel reports a murder. She quickly uncovers clues that might reveal the killer, only to realize the town’s authorities are obsessed with the original reason for her visit: They want to win the site of her company’s next research center and its lucrative jobs. Solving the murder can wait. Apparently.

As charming and compelling as the townspeople are, her heavy schedule is filled with European leaders and international business meetings she cannot reschedule. She tactfully redirects the investigators before she leaves. But resourceful town elders employ social media to coerce her into helping the inexperienced Police Chief. Complicating her problems, she can spare no more than two days to untangle decades-old family mysteries, decipher a Sophocles-spouting witness, find a stolen masterpiece, and deal with local mobsters.

But when she uncovers the murderer’s motive, she faces a larger issue: Is it right to solve a crime if the answer unravels a secret certain to roil entire families and outrage the town?

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My Thoughts

This is book 12 in the Sabel Security mystery series and although I haven’t read any of  the previous eleven books I really enjoyed it. It can definitely be read as a standalone, without feeling like you’ve missed too much.

I thought this was a well written book with lots of twists and turns along with some interesting red herrings thrown in to keep the reader wanting more. The storyline felt believable and really enjoyed how the storyline is told from  the first person perspective from three different characters. This allows the reader to get to get to know the characters better, especially if like me you haven’t read any of the previous books.

The characters were great. I thought they were well developed and I found them to be engaging. There were a couple I didn’t like but I suppose that’s the point when it comes to mysteries.

Overall this was a great psychological mystery and highly recommend. A big thank you to Seeley James for providing me with a digital review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts.

My Rating


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