Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Murder Gone Missing Review Tour

Blurb:
Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene...which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn't need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes...and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.

They return to the scene of the crime, but the body's missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads. Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael's name before he's arrested for murder?



Excerpt:
I moved toward the pick-up and stopped behind Squalley’s Honda. The flat had been fixed, but the dent in the bumper hadn’t been touched. So why was the car still hitched to Ian’s truck? “Veera, keep a sharp eye out.”

“I only do sharp.” She scanned the grounds. “You think the body’s still in that trunk?”

I pulled out an extra slim screwdriver and paperclip from my purse. “No, but there should be some sign that the body was in there.” I hoped. I shoved the ends of the paperclip and screwdriver into the keyhole.

After a good amount of twisting and pumping, the trunk clicked and lifted slightly. “Bingo.” I peered inside.

“What do you see?” Veera edged toward me. She leaned in to peek in the trunk. “Oh my.”



My Review:
3 stars

This was a fun mystery read. The mystery was interesting and wacky, the heroine was interesting, and the dialogue was a blast.

However, the story dragged on at times, and could have benefited from some editing and trimming down. And aside from the heroine and her sidekick, none of the other chacters stood out. Several, such as Michael, even annoyed me after a while.

All in all, this was a good mystery with a wacky plot and some good dialogue. If you’re looking for a lighthearted, fluffy beach read, give this a try.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*



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Author Bio and Links:
Lida Sideris is the author of the Southern California Mystery series, the latest of which, MURDER GONE MISSING, was published by Level Best Books. She writes soft-boiled mysteries and was one of two national winners of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. To learn more about Lida, please visit www.LidaSideris.com.

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review, Emily! I really appreciate it! :)

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  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you very much for stopping by and for the lovely comment. Good luck!

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  3. Hello Victoria,
    If you have a chance to read, I hope you enjoy! I had a lot of fun writing it - thanks for the visit!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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