Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn

A Season to Lie
by Emily Littlejohn

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 290
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In Emily Littlejohn's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave. And what a first day back: a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado ski town, and while Gemma hopes for a quiet, warm evening in, she knows it will mean plenty of calls out for snow-related accidents. But when an anonymous caller reports seeing a lurker at the local high school, Gemma gets far more than she bargained for. Behind the school building, half covered in a drift of snow, lies the gruesomely murdered body of a world-famous author—whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. 

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in the series and I would absolutely warn you that this is a series where the mystery is self contained in each book but there is character development from book to book and I would say I would absolutely start with book one in this series.  

Gemma Monroe is a new mom and in this book starts after her maternity is ending and she is headed back to do what she does best, detective work in the small Colorado town.  Right as she returns to work there is a dead body and she is off to races.  With her partner Finn, she is having to balance being a new mom, a domestic partner and a detective.  

This mystery was interesting and again it was interweaving in and out of the community and unfolded in just the right pace.  It was so interesting to have it circle around an academy, but not completely focus on the students inside.  And again in this book like in book one there seems to possibly be more than one mystery to be solved and they may affect each other, but maybe not!

I enjoyed book two more than book one and it made me more excited to know that there is more to come!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel 
                          (and one is coming in November)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Minotaur Books.  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.

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