Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Review: On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay

Title: On Borrowed Time
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Series: Book 5 Library Lovers' Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina

There is nothing like the unbreakable bond between brother and sister and it's brought to the forefront in On Borrowed time. Library Director Lindsay Norris  loves the holidays and she is preparing the library for the onslaught when her brother, Jack surprises her and makes an appearance at the Briar Creek library, Lindsay allows him to rest in the room reserved for her "Crafternoon" women's group.

When she returns she finds him missing and a dead man sprawled out on the floor. Between two men Captain Mike "Sully" Sullivan and actor Robbie Vine vying for her affections, the library, the dead man and now a missing brother she has a lot to deal with. It comes to light with Jack being a consultant for a coffee company that he has many secrets he is hiding and keeping secrets seems to run in the family as Lindsay is not being so forthcoming with the police by not telling them about her brother because of fear of him being killed by the kidnappers.

Lindsay enlists her "crafternoon" friends to help her find Jack and search for the truth and find a killer before Lindsay becomes the next victim.

Very fast paced, hard to put down mystery. It really had me on the edge of my seat as to what was going to happen next. It was a well crafted and well thought out story. The love triangle between Lindsay, Sully and Robbie and they are two men who  certainly care for Lindsay and stop at nothing to try to get her attention. I was  in antisipation about who she was going to chose to be with. 

I could feel the unbreakable bond and relationship between brother and sister, Lindsay and Jack like it was coming through the pages that's how strong it was and how well written and expressed through words it was by the author and i'm sure that's how the author wants us as readers to feel. Lindsay, between her love life and trying to find a killer and save her brother is one extraordinary character and I can't wait to continue to get a glimpse into Lindsay's life in the next book in this series.


  1. I've got the first two or three books in this series. I need to get on it. I love Jenn McKenlay. She was my first cozy author that I ever read.



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