Monday, August 20, 2012

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.

Cate Kinkaid's life is . . . well, frankly it's floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut--they're all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a "real" job.

All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

My review:

It has been years since I have read a book by this author. I can't remember any of hers coming up as an opportunity to review before, but when this one did,  I thought it sounded worth reviewing.

I would describe this as a "fun mystery." The heroine does have some dangerous life-risking situations, but the story is humorous and fun. The book is full of interesting and unique characters. There isn't a lot of nail-biting action like most of the mystery/suspense novels I read, but it was a very enjoyable and fun read.

About the author:

Lorena McCourtney is the award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), In Plain Sight, On the Run, and Stranded. She resides in Oregon.

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.