I came across this book on BookBub a while ago, it was either free or on sale at the time so I downloaded it to my iPad on iBooks to give it a shot.
I didn’t realise that this was one of twelve books (each book is a different month), and this was number 4 in the series. At least you don’t exactly have to start at the start to know what is going on!
This weeks book is:
August Moon by Jess Lourey
Quoted by the main character, Mira, “Maybe it’s time for me to leave this crazy town, hightail it back to Minneapolis, and become a cat-collecting, fist-shaking, asexual English Professor..”
Mira owns and runs a library in the small town of Battle Lake, Minnesota. She is frustrated after being stood up by a local handsome guy, Johnny Leeson, and decides it is time to have someone takeover looking after the library and for her to leave Battle Lake and move on.
Close to her leaving date, a cheerleader is brutally murdered, so Mira decides to hang the town a bit longer and decides to do some snooping of her own to find out who could possibly do this to another human being.
She becomes very highly suspicious of the local Bible Camp, she starts the adventure here and finds out some crazy things along the way. She never really thought she would be confronting her own demons and catching a killer in this small town.
I really enjoyed this read, I felt like it was short and sweet. I also found it to be a cosy mystery. It didn’t drag on and enough events happened to make you keep reading. Though I couldn’t stand the ‘Kennie’ character, I found her really annoying, self-absorbed and a not-needed character in the book. If you’re into mysteries, I would give this one a go! I am really looking forward to reading the other books in the series – that’ll definitely keep me going for some of 2019!
This one is classified as a mystery, cosy mystery and fiction.
About the Author
Jess Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Mira James mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews. Her writing is described as a ‘splendid mix of humour and suspense’. She also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, young adult adventures, magical realism and feminist thrillers. When she’s not teaching, reading or dorking out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story.
I rate this one an 8/10!
Thank you for reading my review, let me know if you have read any of this series!