Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dangerous Pursuits by Susan Hunter

I enjoyed this novel, the latest in the Leah Nash series. The co-owner of a small town newspaper, I really like how Leah gets involved in solving murders. She is a good amateur sleuth, taking risks, making leaps in investigative thinking, getting herself in precarious situations, and ultimately identifying the murderer. She is also feisty in her defense of a print newspaper, going head to head with a competing online news service.

Hunter's writing style is good. I like how she balances Leah's unusual sleuthing activities with relationship issues. And Leah does have relationship issues, often being abrupt or critical. Forgiving are the two men who love her. Yes, two. And there is a hint at the end of this novel that the guy I am rooting for may have a chance.

I like the supporting characters, especially Miguel. Everyone should have a sidekick like him. And Courtney. Could there be a more ditsy and ineffectual receptionist?

This is another good novel in the Leah Nash Mysteries. The plot is good with a fine, even though expected, twist at the end, leading to a quick but of suspense. I have enjoyed seeing Leah mature as I have read through all the books in the series. I will definitely be looking for the next one.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Susan Hunter spent years as a reporter and then managing editor of a small daily newspaper. She then worked at a university in publications and marketing, also teaching a few classes in English composition. She and her husband live in rural Michigan.

Severn River Publishing, 420 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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