Book Review: Tin Men

Title: Tin Men (Chrissy Livingstone #1)

Author: Linda Coles

Narrator: Aoife McMahon




Mysterious photos. Missing diaries. Family secrets with fatal consequences.

Chrissy Livingstone grieves over her dad’s sudden death. While she cleans out his old things, she discovers something she can’t explain: seven photos of schoolboys with the year 1987 stamped on the back. Unable to turn off her desire for the truth, she hunts down the boys in the photos only to find out that three of the seven have committed suicide….

Tracing the clues from Surrey to Santa Monica, Chrissy unearths disturbing ties between her father’s work as a financier and the victims. As each new connection raises more sinister questions about her family, she fears she should’ve left the secrets buried with the dead.

Will Chrissy put the past to rest, or will the sins of the father destroy her?

Tin Men is the suspenseful first book in the Chrissy Livingstone suspense series. If you like courageous heroines, dark family secrets, and complex investigations, you’ll love Linda Coles’s engrossing story.



My Review

5/5 Stars

Family drama indeed.

When Chrissy’s father suddenly passes away, she’s forced to go home and reunite with her family. At the funeral, she sees a strange man, one who doesn’t belong. At first, she’s able to brush away the sight of him until she finds a secret tin of her father’s in the shed. Inside there are old pictures. Seven boys. And a secret that tied her father to all of them.

Intense and compelling. As Chrissy dove to the bottom of secret after secret, I couldn’t stop listening. I literally binged this story in about four hours. (It’s an 8+ hour audiobook, but I also listen to narrator speed at 2.35x). Chrissy herself was a very likeable character. She was resourceful and determined. Even when she hit dead ends, she figured out new ways to reap the information she needed.

The more Chrissy learned about her father, the more she questioned if she really knew her parents at all. I found that aspect of the book to be an interesting insight because it leaves the question how well do we know any of those close to us?

Narration was perfect for the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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