Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mystery Review - A Likely Story

Hey y'all, 

Today I'm reviewing A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay. 

Summary from GoodReads: A new hardcover in the Library Lover's mystery series from the New York Times bestselling author of On Borrowed Time. Small-town librarian Lindsey Norris must solve a murder and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers.


Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate.

Review after the jump! 

Review: It feels like I’ve been waiting for this installment forever, and Jenn McKinlay did not disappoint! One of the things I like about this series is that the secondary characters are just as interesting as the main character. To me the townspeople of Briar Creek remind me of their counterparts in Stars Hollow on the television show The Gilmore Girls. This is a good thing, their eccentricities and the way they weave in and out of each book help make the series stand out from a crowded genre. My only gripe is that I felt like Robbie’s subplot was a bit distracting/obvious to everyone but the main character. But that was canceled out by the advancement of the Lemon/Milton subplot which I thought was hilarious. Verdict: Another satisfying addition to an excellent cozy mystery series. 

Stars: 5/5. 

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