Paint the Town Dead
Aurora Anderson Mystery #2
by Sybil Johnson
This was our Book Club pick for February, picking up where book 1 left off. With all the introductions out of the way, this book flowed so much better and it wasn’t long until I was caught up in it.
I loved the plot; a new hotel under protest from a fringe group, the death of Rory’s friend, Jasmine, whose medical condition was largely known only to her friends and family. Rory is outraged when the police closes the case as a suicide and starts investigating. There were many suspects, no clear motive and lots of shenanigans to muddy the waters. I’ll admit, I had a different suspect in mind, so when the killer was unmasked, I was surprised. I also liked the introduction of the previously unknown girlfriend of Rory’s crush Martin the Dashing D. I loved how it threw Rory off her game a little bit, and I can’t wait to see where it goes in book 3.
Here’s what I don’t get (apparently WordPress, being the piece of shit WordPress is, doesn’t do spoilers like literally every other site on the internet, so here’s a link to my Storygraph review)
Overall, I liked this one more than the first, but every bit as good as the 4th (which I read last Halloween) and I know book 3, A Palette for Murder will be a lot of fun to read next month for Book Club.
Published December 8th 2015 by Henery Press