Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Review: The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

The Sorority Murder
by Allison Brennan

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Lucas Vega is obsessed with the death of Candace Swain, who left a sorority party one night and never came back. Her body was found after two weeks, but the case has grown cold. Three years later while interning at the medical examiner's, Lucas discovers new information, but the police are not interested.

Lucas knows he has several credible pieces of the puzzle. He just isn't sure how they fit together. So he creates a podcast to revisit Candace's last hours. Then he encourages listeners to crowdsource what they remember and invites guest lecturer Regan Merritt, a former US marshal, to come on and share her expertise.

New tips come in that convince Lucas and Regan they are onto something. Then shockingly one of the podcast callers turns up dead. Another hints at Candace's secret life, a much darker picture than Lucas imagined--and one that implicates other sorority sisters. Regan uses her own resources to bolster their theory and learns that Lucas is hiding his own secret. The pressure is on to solve the murder, but first Lucas must come clean about his real motives in pursuing this podcast--before the killer silences him forever.

Kritters Thoughts:  Lucas Vega is starting a podcast for his senior thesis and the reason for his podcast is to dive into a cold case from the university of a senior sorority girl who went missing for over a week and then her body was found.  And Lucas hopes that a podcast will jolt someone's memory and some clues can come out and the mystery of her disappearance and murder can be solved.  

Early on in the book, Lucas is paired with a retired US marshal, Regan, and I was glad that he had a professional by his side during the investigation, I think it helped with the clue gathering and processing.  I love when the person investigating is a novice, but I definitely liked that he had a professional by his side when this case went crazy.  I also loved Regan as a character on her own.  She had a past that she was dealing with and her own secrets and issues.  

The other thing that I loved about this book was the setting.  I love a book that takes place on a college campus and while I wasn't a part of greek life, I still love to read a book that takes place in a sorority or fraternity.  I liked that while there were current college students in this book there were plenty of characters that were no longer in college and I think it elevated the story.  

I have read many of Allison Brennan books, both stand alones and series and she is so good with characters and plot.  She creates characters that a reader can follow almost anywhere and then she creates a plot and crafts scenes that make you want to keep reading and reading until the mystery is solved!  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 158 out of 100

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