Landslide by Robin Mahle

Landslide by Robin Mahle
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (172 Pages)
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Cyclamen

In the sprawling suburbs of Seattle, Claire McKenna finds solace in her perfectly ordinary life. With the daily strain of raising a family and climbing out of debt, she and her husband Colin, work hard to hang on to what they’ve got.

So when Claire is offered an incredible opportunity to rise in the ranks of her firm, she jumps at the chance. Her joy, however, is short lived at the discovery that her close friend and colleague, Beth Graves has just been accused of embezzlement.

Compelled to see Beth’s name cleared, Claire soon stumbles on a larger, more dangerous conspiracy at the firm. One that involves people she once trusted. One that threatens to destroy her ordinary life.

Landslide has a plot which is intricate with many twists and turns. I was hooked from the very first page, and as the suspense built, I couldn’t stop reading. My afternoon plans changed as I read until I reached the end, an end which has its own twists.

Claire McKenna is a strong main character, fully realized with both strengths and weaknesses. One of her greatest strengths is her loyalty to her friends, especially Beth Graves who has been framed for embezzlement. However, Claire is soon in over her head, working with the FBI, but with a boss who always gets what he wants.

The world of high finance is revealed in full details, and I learned a lot while I was trying to figure out just how far the schemes ran. Claire is forced to endure a lot in her efforts to protect her family as well as clear her friend. There seem to be no limits to the power of those she must fight. The events test her on every level, but she refuses to stop. She has to reveal the full truth no matter what.

I really liked Agent Gordon Sanchez of the FBI. His character was well developed and he came across as intelligent and compassionate. He assures Claire that he knows Beth has been set up, but unless actual proof can be found, Beth could still go to jail.

Claire has to help her husband deal with the events. Colin is suspicious of Claire’s promotion and the speed with which she is being moved up in the firm, but he knows they need the money. However, when Claire starts working for the FBI, he tries to stop her. Colin is a bit of a stereotype of the overprotective husband, but certainly he has legitimate reasons for his concerns.

Landslide certainly lives up to its name. Once the action starts there is no stopping it. Mystery lovers are sure to find this to be a thrilling read.


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my novel. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it! I appreciate the thoughtful words and I hope your readers will feel the same!

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