Thursday, September 6, 2018

Review: See Also Deception by Larry Sweazy

See Also Deception
by Larry Sweazy

Publisher: Promethus Books
Pages: 240
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In a small North Dakota town in 1964, indexer Marjorie Trumaine investigates the alleged suicide of the local librarian, uncovering a web of secrets that puts her own life in jeopardy.
October 1964—Just months after freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine helped solve a series of murders in Dickinson, North Dakota, she is faced with another death that pulls her into an unwanted investigation. Calla Eltmore, the local librarian, is found dead at work and everyone considers it suicide. But Marjorie can't believe that Calla would be capable of doing such a thing.
Marjorie's suspicions are further aroused when she notices something amiss at Calla's wake, but the police seem uninterested in her observations.
Despite pressing job commitments and the burden of caring for a husband in declining health, Marjorie sets out to uncover the truth. What she finds is a labyrinth of secrets—and threats from someone who will kill to keep these secrets hidden.

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series and this is one of those series where you should read them in order.  The mystery themselves are self contained in each story but there is so much good character development that I wouldn't read these out of order at all.

Marjorie Trumaine is the main character of this book and she is still doing her indexing book which is so interesting!  I love seeing how this job changes her and how she processes life.  It is so cool to see how she takes in information and then makes an index of all of it.  

The mystery in this book is so close to Marjorie's heart.  The first death in the book is her beloved friend, the librarian, Calla.  It was so sad to watch Marjorie deal with her death and for her to have to investigate it.  I wanted so bad to reach in the book and hug her because I know that this death affected her both personally and professionally.  I loved reading this book and watching her investigate and figure out what happened to her close friend.  

I have enjoyed this series.  But mainly because of the main character, Marjorie.  The writing is ok nothing out of the ordinary and the pacing is just ok.  For me, Marjorie makes this series. 

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

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Promethus 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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