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