Sunday, April 17, 2016

#Book #Review ~ A Second Chance at Murder (A Love Or Money Mystery, Book #2) by Diana Orgain #CozyMystery


Book Details:

A Love or Money Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley 
Publish Date: January 5, 2016
ISBN-10: 0425271692
ISBN-13: 978-0425271698

From the Back Cover:

NOT SO FAST...

After Love or Money made them reality TV stars, former cop Georgia Thornton and her new boyfriend Scott were supposed to live happily ever after. Unfortunately as their fifteen minutes of fame came to an end, actual reality kicked in and their prize money quickly evaporated.

So Georgia and Scott agree to appear in a new program, pitting them against other teams in an athletic journey across the countryside of Spain for a chance to win $250,000. But the fierce competition turns frightening when Scott disappears during an overnight camping trip in the Pyrenees Mountains, leaving only his bloody wristwatch behind—and a woman’s dead body.

With the Spanish authorities ready to convict Scott, Georgia must find him and prove his innocence in an amazing race against crime…

My review of book 1:

http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/review-first-date-with-death-love-or.html

My Review:

Georgia and her boyfriend Scott are no strangers to being contestants on reality tv shows. They met on the last one they were participants. When the wellspring runs dry, Georgia and Scott sign up for a show that has them competing in various activities across Spain.  The evening before the show begins has the entire group camping in the Spanish Pyrenees. When Georgia wakes up the next morning, she stumbles across a murder scene and a missing Scott.  As the group continued to compete, clues to the murder and those who may have been involved start to reveal themselves.  As Georgia tries to focus on the race, she also finds herself consumed by Scott's whereabouts and the investigation into the death of the woman.

The investigation into the disappearance of Scott as well the murder of a woman linked to a terrorist organization consumes Georgia throughout the book.  She discovers that she may not know anything about Scott at all, especially when new clues and discovers come to light.  I enjoyed the multitude of red herrings tossed around to keep the readers guessing. I had no idea who was responsible until near the end of the novel. The novel has humor at all the right times and wit. The emotions conveyed by the characters are realistic and transfer to the reader.

Book 2 in the Love or Money Mystery series is quite entertaining. The plot was well developed and the story was paced out well.  I was engaged immediately and the plot and characters pulled me in from the start.  Georgia is a wonderful main character and made the best of a horrible situation.  I look forward to the next book in the series.

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