Book 1 in the series
Lacy newly shifted to this town 6 months ago, is a runner and has skirmishes with the running leader Marlene off and on. Her best friend Stax (a bookstore owner) and Ruby (a writer) soon join her and get embroiled in solving the murder of Marlene where Lacy is the primary suspect.
My second book by author T. C. Wescott, the characters described were certainly varied. Ruby was the cutest in this trio with her brilliant mind and keen sense of detection having written many murder mysteries herself. But she was enigmatic. Stax was the loudmouthed best friend who was all heart and had some good. But she kept talking at serious scenes too. Lacy was sweet and kind but too judgmental yet not a good judge of people. She was kinda dumb at some scenes. And the entire story was through her POV. The other characters of this town were also not charming enough to get me invested in this story.
The book had parts of a cozy murder mystery, but most of it had a very slow pace. The ending just topped it off, THE FINAL REVEAL JUST DRAGGED FOR PAGES. I wanted to know WHO, WHY, and HOW of the murder mystery, but by the time the story ended, I had lost my interest.
The book had potential, but didn’t live up to its expectations.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
Review of book 2 can be read here
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Lacy Purdy loves her new town, her new job, and her old cat, Meatball. And she loves to run.
Stax is a short, sassy bookseller with a big personality and a mouth to match.
Ruby is a retired mystery writer from detective fiction’s Silver Age who believes her faculties for puzzle solving have never been better. Or is she a delusional old lady leading them down the wrong path and towards a dead(ly) end?
Marlene is a mean-girl marathoner who inexplicably disappears during a mid-day run. Lacy suspects foul play. Everyone else suspects Lacy.
Publication Date: 5th July 2018
Publisher: Better Mousetrap Books