Book Review of Basic Element by Wendy Cartmell

Title: Basic Element

Author: Wendy Cartmell

Genre: Thriller

Publication Date: November 18, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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In the second book, Basic Elements, of the Crane and Anderson series by Wendy Cartmell, readers are re-introduced to the St. Major Crane and Anderson duo. These two have a new mission to catch the Choker, a man or woman killing people in an unusual way. Crane and Anderson will need to shuffle through all the evidence to find this person before another killing occurs.

After reading book, one in the series and not being familiar with the author’s writing style or these characters, I was worried that I would not care for this second installment. I was proven wrong. I found myself more interested in Crane and Anderson especially in how they went about solving this case. The killer in this one was more mysterious and hard to pinpoint, which I liked. The switching between the different characters gave the book a suspenseful element that brought the characters to life. I also liked that the twists and turns in this one proved better than the first. I enjoyed this new installment in the Crane and Anderson series and look forward to more in this series.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

*Note the author changed the title of the book to Death Elements after my review was completed.


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