Ciao, amici! Last week, I helped Judi Lynn promote her upcoming cozy mystery release, The Body in the Attic. (You can read that post here.) In that post, I promised to post my review soon. And that’s what I’ve got for you today.
Book Cover and Blurb:
Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret…
House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage—a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes…
Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzi’s aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda—and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old house’s charms—and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good.
Talk About Skeletons in the Closet!
I tend to gravitate toward fiction with psychological twists and imminent dangers around every corner, but every once in a while I crave a break and pick up a cozy mystery. I still get the satisfaction of trying to solve the puzzle, but with a lighter atmosphere. Bonus points if there’s a little romance thrown in.
That’s exactly why I picked up Judi Lynn’s THE BODY IN THE ATTIC. And that’s exactly what I got.
The author promises a story rife with questions regarding her long-missing aunt. She delivers on that promise, and then some. Not one but two murders need to be solved. And on top of it all, there is a budding romance. All in all, my idea of a good time.
The heroine is strong and independent. The love interest is a dream. And the reader can’t help but suspect so many people until the murders are solved.
This is a fun and easy read, and one I’m glad I downloaded from NetGalley.
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