Today I'm reviewing A Killer Read by Erika Chase.
Summary from GoodReads: For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Mathews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot--and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly's antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.
Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscript chapters in her mailbox. As she and the book club members try to read between the lines, Molly surfaces as the next name on the killer's list...
Review after the jump!
Review: I’m a southerner, and I’m very critical of books set in the south because sometimes I feel like the authors think if they add a “y’all” to the dialogue or some over the top southernism that it is enough to sell the setting. For me, this book waffled back in forth between decent and good. The characters were nicely written and the plot was pretty interesting, but I thought that some of the subplot with the book club was a drag on the pacing. Verdict: Good enough to warrant reading the sequel!