Publish Date : 11/13/18
Author: Gail Oust
Rating : ⭐⭐⭐
Thanks to Netgalley and Beyond the Page Publishing for a copy of this book.
In the new Kate McCall Mystery from the author of Death Rolls the Dice, when Kate stumbles on the skeletal remains of a man who disappeared decades ago, she’ll have to solve the coldest of cold cases to nab a killer before the holidays really go south . . .
I picked this up with very little expectations. I read a Cozy Mystery earlier this month and did not enjoy it all that much. I was under the impression that Christmas novels lack what makes a good story. I feel like they are definitely cheesy and mostly forced in order to stay catorgorized under the holiday genre. So with little expectations, I picked this up wanting to finish it before Christmas of course.
This was different than my earlier read this month. Although it centered around Christmas, it wasn’t cheesy or unrealistic. This was a cute and quick read. I did not read the previous mysteries in the series so I didn’t understand some character dynamics but it didn’t necessarily hinder the read. It did get a little confusing trying to remember all of the multiple charactrs, however. The Bunco Babes run deep! The characters were all very quirky and quite funny. I enjoyed their personalities and were drawn to their hysterics.
This was overall a solid read. I had a little issue because I figured out the murderer quickly and I enjoy more of a suspenseful twisty mystery usually. Although I pinned the murderer down, it was harder for me to understand the motive so that was okay at least. I must say that it wasn’t overly corny like many cozy mysteries can be so that was a plus.
All in all, a decent read! I actually want to go back and read some of the other books in the series.