Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Life for a Life by Lynda McDaniel GIVEAWAY

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This is the most satisfying mystery I have read in ages. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The characters are the strongest aspect of this novel and they are delightful. Della Kinkaid bought a small grocery store in rural Applachia, making a new life for herself. She'd been a high profile reporter in Washington, D.C. but had had enough of the pressure and danger. When the body of a young woman is found in the woods, Della revives her reporter instincts and will not let the murder go unsolved.

My favorite character by far, and I am sure by design, is Abit. He's a fifteen year old special needs (although they don't call it that in Appalachia) young man. Son of the previous store owners, he has his chair at the front of the store. He's a sweet fellow and Della treasures him dearly.

As good as the characters are, the construction of the novel is great too. The narrative alternates between Della and Abit, between the voice of an educated reporter and that of a country guy who hasn't made it beyond fifth grade. That way of developing the story went exceptionally well.

I highly recommend this novel to those who enjoy well crafted characters and a captivating plot. There is plenty of local color and great descriptions. I could just picture some of those Appalachian men and women. The mystery is a good one too. Thank goodness for Della as the incompetent sheriff would have never solved the case. And keep the tissues handy as the end of the novel will tug at your heart. This is the first novel I've read by McDaniel and I'll be looking for more.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book. Click here to view the 'A Life for a Life by Lynda McDaniel' Tour Participants.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Lynda McDaniel has written fifteen books and more than 1,200 articles for major magazines. She is also a writing coach who enthusiastically helps others express their creativity and write with confidence. She lies in Sebastopol, California, with her family. You can find out more at Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Book Details
Genre: Mystery
Published by :Lynda McDaniel Books
Publication Date: 09/20/2016.
Number of Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780997780802
Series: This is the first book in a new series.
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