by Susan Hunter
on Tour May 7 - 18, 2018
A clever killer. A smart reporter. An unexpected twist.Small-town reporter Leah Nash investigates a murder no one else believes happened—until a second death signals the killer's first mistake. Nothing is as it seems, and the twisting trail she follows pits Leah against her police lieutenant best friend, her new boss, and even her mother. Still, the smart and smart-ass Leah can't back down. If she's right, she can save someone she loves. If she's wrong, the next victim could be her.
Independent, intrepid and irrepressible Leah Nash can't resist a good story, especially not one that ends in murder. Sharp dialogue, plots that move and storylines full of unexpected turns make this series a fan favorite.
I am thoroughly enjoying these Leah Nash mysteries. It's because Leah is a character that Hunter has crafted well. Leah is so strong willed, she spurns warnings and gets herself in danger. She is not satisfied with the quick investigation by the authorities in this novel. She is determined to find the truth and I so like that about her. Leah is quick tempered but she is also pretty quick to offer an apology. She is a feisty investigative reporter and a good, if flawed, heroine.
I like that the novel has Leah's point of view. We find out information as Leah does. I like that Hunter provides hints and clues within the plot, as well as a red herring or two. I like the good balance between the narrative of Leah's private life and the ongoing investigation into the murder.
This is the second book in this series I've read. You can read my review of Dangerous Habits here. This novel builds a little on the first one but it would be a fine read on its own.
I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a well crafted character driven mystery. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Himmel River Press
Publication Date: November 2015
Number of Pages: 370
ISBN: 1519208588 (ISBN13: 9781519208583)
Series: Leah Nash Mysteries #2 (Each is a Stand Alone Mystery)
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Susan has also taught composition at the college level, written advertising copy, newsletters, press releases, speeches, web copy, academic papers and memos. Lots and lots of memos. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband Gary, who is a man of action, not words.
During certain times of the day, she can be found wandering the mean streets of small-town Himmel, Wisconsin, dropping off a story lead at the Himmel Times Weekly, or meeting friends for a drink at McClain's Bar and Grill.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.