Title: Resorting to Murder
Author: K.J. Emerick
Opening line: ‘…"You’re the most beautiful girl I know, Darcy Sweet."…’
Blurb: Three days alone in a cabin in the mountains with her boyfriend Jon Tinker should have been perfect for Darcy Sweet. What could possibly go wrong? But as was so often the way with her life things didn’t go exactly according to plan. Their romantic mini vacation was thrown into turmoil when a stranger knocked on the door of their getaway cabin. Darcy was catapulted into a vision that indicated the person may not be quite who they were pretending to be. Once again Darcy found herself caught up in a mystery. Would she be able to solve it before she became the next victim of a serial killer?
My Thoughts: I have to be perfectly honest and say the only reason I came across this book was because I was looking for a mystery title that started with R for a reading challenge – the fact that I really enjoyed the story was an unexpected bonus and the discovery that there are quite a few in this series added to my delight. RESORTING TO MURDER is the 11th book in a series of 13, but I found that there was enough background information for me to work out relationships and paranormal talents without too many spoilers for when I go back and read the earlier ones. Bookshop owner Darcy and police detective Jon are spending the weekend together to sort out the future of their relationship. A knock on the door and they are plunged into a world of murderers, kidnappers and contract killers. With lots of twists and turns and a few red herrings the ‘baddy’ is eventually uncovered and brought to justice. A short book of just 100 pages it is well written with no superfluous waffle. A well-paced adventure that’s lots of fun, has a dash of suspense, and a chance to get to know the characters really well despite the size of the book – in fact the character development was better than some larger books I have read. I enjoyed the neighbour and hope she can return in future stories.
I have got the first book in the series ‘Death comes to town’ safely in my eReader so can go back and start at the beginning.
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B – Great. I really enjoyed reading it and it is a book I will be recommending to all my friends who like this genre.