New release! The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
Charley Carpenter, owner of Old Hat Vintage Fashions, is a member of the Agatha Book Club (named after the Dame herself) with a clique of high society ladies. After two local women are found dead, Charley and BFF Frankie find clues that link the murders to their book club. Charley reluctantly takes the information to Detective Marcus Trenault. Despite their rocky past, Charley and Marcus must team up to stop a murderer.
Fantastic book! I thoroughly enjoyed The Book Club Murders, so much so that I turned around and read it again, just to see if I could pick up all the things I missed! I first heard about this book from Wanderlust’s fantastic review and couldn’t wait to read it. And I wasn’t disappointed! Great characters and a fast-paced plot sucked me in right from the the first chapter. Guileless Charley and intense Marc are equally matched in the strong-willed and stubborn department. While I thought their romance was a bit overwrought, it was cute and softened the story a little.And the plot! Full of red herrings, surprise twists and fast-paced action, it kept me guessing until the very end. I loved how all the red-herrings were a plot thread in themselves.. The Agathas and their secrets and tragedies added just the right amount of drama to give the plot lots of depth and dimension. I have to ask, though: who shot the video at the crime scene? Did they ever investigate it? Perhaps it will be in the next book…
Overall, an exceptional mystery and I can’t wait for the next book in the series! I definitely recommend this book as a must read.
A big thank you to Random House – Alibi and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
|Series: The Oakwood Mysteries #1
Rating: ★★★★★ 5 stars
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
Format: Kindle, ePub
|Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewer: Mystereity Reviews