Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: A Secondhand Murder by Lesley Diehl

A Secondhand Murder by Lesley Diehl

Publisher: Camel Press

Pages: 260
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Spunky and outspoken Eve Appel moves from Connecticut to rural Florida intent on starting a new life, free of drama, and more importantly, her soon-to-be ex-husband. The rural Florida town of Sabal Bay, situated only an hour from West Palm, proves to be the perfect spot for her consignment store. Thanks to the recent economic downturn, Florida's society matrons need a place to discreetly sell their stuff and pick up expensive-looking bargains. But Eve's life, and her business with it, is turned upside down when a wealthy customer is found stabbed to death in a fitting room.

As accusations fly and business slows, Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of an unlikely bunch of friends--including her estranged ex, her best friend, a handsome private eye, and a charming mafia don--she struggles to find answers and save lives. Through a maze of distorted half-truths, dramatic cover-ups, and unrequited passions, Eve learns just how far the wealthy will go to regain what they have lost.

Kritters Thoughts:  Eve moves away from her life to make space with her future ex husband and opens a consignment store.  Unfortunately at opening, her dressing room becomes a crime scene and she gets wrapped up into the motive and mystery behind the murder.

I loved the characters and the way their lives intertwined   The twists and turns behind the who dun its was great!  I couldn't wait to read and read to find out how it was all going to unravel.  The one thing that I would suggest to make this book even better - is better transitions, this book just didn't feel like a smooth read.  A great plot and characters, but with some edits this book could be over the top!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 66 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks so much for your review of this mystery, one that seems to balance good characters with a good story.


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