Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: Lethal Literature by Kym Roberts

Charli and her Dad own and run the Book Barn, an independent bookstore. Charli gets the feeling that her father is hiding something from her. She's pretty sure it's something innocuous like that he has a crush on the county clerk who they are helping with a book drive for foster children. Then the clerk turns up dead and Charli sees her father at the scene of the crime. Her imagination and her need to protect her dad run into overdrive. Soon she finds herself hurrying to find the real killer and figure out just what her father is keeping secret.

Lethal Literature by Kym Roberts is the 4th installment in the Book Barn mysteries. I like that the characters still have surprises up their sleeves. The main characters are well-developed and continue to grow and change as we learn more about them. I particularly liked learning more about Isla, the judge's wife. I enjoyed the chemistry in the budding relationship between Charli and Mateo.

The setting for the series expands as well. It now includes another small neighboring town.

The mystery is well-written. The pacing is good for the most part. The end felt a little rushed to me, but it was still good and wrapped up loose ends. I was surprised as to who the killer was.

Overall, I give this book 4 out of  5 stars. It's well-written with interesting characters and a good plot and pacing. I would recommend this book for people who enjoy cozy mysteries. Charli and her friend Scarlet make a good pair of amateur sleuths. While you could read this as a standalone, the book does refer to events that take place in other installments in the series. It might just hook your interest to go back and read the others.

Lethal Literature by Kym Roberts was released May 1st, 2018 by Lyrical Underground.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions herein are my own and freely given.

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