Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2015)
Discovering the body of a friend and colleague was not what Adina Donati had in mind when she moved to Washington D.C. in search of excitement. An administrative assistant at a prestigious think tank, Adina is drawn into the middle of the murder investigation. The police don’t seem to be making much progress until Adina stumbles onto important clues and discovers just how dangerous life in the nation’s capitol.
I took a deep breath and let it out slowly, then described the scene to him to the best of my recollection. I could almost envision the restroom as it had been when I entered. The white sinks, the gray and white swirly wall tiles, and the open stall doors. Seemingly empty, until I approached the end stall.
It all came back to me and I started to tremble. “Hilary was laying on the floor, on her side, her hair falling into that pool of blood. Shockingly red and dark in contrast to the cool gray of the ceramic floor tiles.” Something wasn’t right, “Something bright green in her hair?”
This was a quick and easy read for anyone who enjoys mysteries. I enjoyed the characters–even the ones you love to hate! The author did a great job fleshing them out. There are no violent scenes, no foul language, and no explicit sex in this novel, which makes it true to most elements of a cozy mystery. Adina, the main character, is not exactly a sleuth, it’s more that things happen to her that happen to put her in harm’s way. Ultimately, it is the police that solve the murder…which is a realistic spin on the genre. Taking place in D. C., I felt the ending was fitting for the location.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the Great Escapes Book Tour. This did not influence my review in any way.
About This Author
Cassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries and historical fiction. When she’s not reading, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends, and travels with her husband and son whenever possible.
“Think Murder”, the first book in the Adina Donati Mystery Series” is her first foray into fiction writing.
(The book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RSGPFJ0)
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