Saturday, July 16, 2016

Book Review: Reining in Murder by Leigh Hearon

 Title:Reining in Murder
 Author: Leigh Hearon
 Series: Book 1 A Carson Stables Mystery
 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from the library
 Star Rating: 4 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Annie Carson knows her way around the farm, her horse rescue duties, her horses and the rest of her furry family. She has found her niche in life and is more than content with it. When a late night horse rescue turns her world into a homicide investigation she can't help herself but get involved. Annie suddenly finds herself in between the main suspect and her long time friend, the sheriff.

 She can't believe the evidence that is stacking up against the main suspect and is constantly being warned off him.

 Everyone believes he did it, even when he goes missing Annie keeps up her pursuit for the truth, what she believes to be the truth. As she starts picking through the pieces of the deceased's life she is led through a trail of bread crumbs that only leads to more questions than answers. Amidst these tiny revelations she must try to keep her friendship with her long time friend and deal with her half sister that has decided to take up residence.

With all that is going on in Annie's life, professionally and personally she will run herself bone tired before the killer is brought to light. It is a bittersweet ending, truth prevailed but at a cost. I was excited to read this story because I love horses and it sounded interesting. It didn't disappoint, it also gives (at least me being from a city) a lot of education on horses. It was a great story line and was fast paced, which is what I like. I don't like to be dragged down with a lot of drama.

 The characters are very real and likable. Annie is a strong-minded independent women, love that Lavender the free spirit, Dan the voice of reason and Jaun, he didn't have the biggest role in the story but he came through in the end. Looking forward to the next book.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.
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3 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me, so I put it on my library list.

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  2. This one is on my list to read. I love that it's different than any other cozy I've read. It sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed this one. I love horses too and will have to check it out.

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