Audiobook review of Death in the Park

December 12, 2019 Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews 5

Audiobook review of Death in the Park

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Death in the Park by London Lovett
Length: 6 hours and 19 minutes
Published by Wild Fox Press on February 14, 2018
Pages: 206
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Tiffany Morgan
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Book 1 of London Lovett's brand new cozy mystery series, Firefly Junction.
With her social life and writing career in tatters at the ripe old age of thirty-five, Sunni Taylor decides to pack up her things and join her sisters, Lana and Emily, in the small town of Firefly Junction. Hoping to open a bed and breakfast, Sunni sets herself the task of refurbishing the rundown Cider Ridge Inn, a two-hundred-year-old house with a sordid past. In the meantime, she's stuck writing dull human interest stories for the Junction Times. But when Sunni decides to bend the rules on her first newspaper assignment, she soon finds herself in her favorite place—right in the center of a murder investigation. Now if she can just steer clear of the
cocky, irritating and far too appealing local detective
, Brady "Jax" Jackson.
It isn't long before Sunni discovers that avoiding Jax is a piece of cake compared to staying clear of the equally
cocky, irritating and far too appealing two-hundred-year-old ghost
haunting the halls of the Cider Ridge Inn.

Death in the Park
is a full-length cozy mystery novel with a fun paranormal twist.
Book 2,
Killer Bridal Party
is now available!

Here is what I thought

I have been wanting to try this author for a while so when I got a chance to listen to the audio of this series I decided to dive in and I am glad I did! It’s a short cute cozy and perfect for when you are in the need of a quick read.

Sunni is having a bit of a crisis as her personal and writing life has not gone well and so she has decided to join her sisters in Firefly Junction. She bought an old house rumored to be haunted and wants to open a Bed and Breakfast but until that happens she is taking a job with the local paper as a reporter since that is what she was doing before the need to move.

She is not thrilled with her new job at the small paper and only being able to do fluff pieces, so when she was out doing a piece about a retiring maintenance worker at the school, she finds out there could be more to the story. Some are saying that he was let go instead of retiring. Then the man ends up dead and she knows for sure something is not right.

The sheriff is not happy with her sticking her nose in and her boss even tries to rein her in but she refuses to quick when she knows there is a story and something is not right. The detective working on the case isn’t as upset about her help as she did give him some good clues to help solve the case.

I enjoyed the characters and can’t wait to get to know more about Sunni and her sisters as well as Brady “Jax” Jackson the detective. There seems to be a little paranormal mixed in with the old house being haunted and we do get introduced to the ghost at the end so I am curious how that is going to go with the story as well.

It had a really good mystery as I didn’t fully get it all figured out  before the end.

I would recommend it for cozy lovers.

 

 

 

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