Sunday, July 10, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley

 Title: A Dark and Stormy Murder
 Author: Julia Buckley
 Series: Book 1 A Writer's Apprentice Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

Lena London has finally landed her dream job working as an assistant to the great novelist Camilla Graham. Lena a writer starting out herself can't believe her luck to be working with her favorite author as well as moving closer to her best friend, Allison. Once she arrives in Blue Lake, Indiana she falls in love with the charming town and her employer's house on the bluff.

 While Lena is becoming acquainted with her new environment she stumbles upon a man lying face down in the sand and thus starts the beginning of a real-life mystery for her. Trying to keep the balance between her work and the murder in this small town, Lena finds herself being torn and distracted by the real life events that surround her. She has also befriended the local outcast and has been warned to stay away from him but she is compelled to stay by his side.

 Amongst her professional needs and her curiosities for the murder cases she will also find herself on the minds of two men. In the end Lena's heart will lead her beyond the last page. I found the story very enjoyable. It was a drama driven story for me, lots of insights from the main character. I liked how it was centered on Lena but it was as if there was more then one story, more then one angle.

 As for Lena she is a good female lead, independent and a bit abrupt. Not totally afraid of going after the truth. The characters are what made the story, how they intertwined with each other and moved it forward. Looking forward to the second in the series.

 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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